2010-12 (Emergency Staff
Opinion issued April 30, 2010)
Oath of Office;
C.G.S. §§ 1-24, 1-25 & 51-85
Issue: A Judicial Official
would like his/her spouse, who is a commissioner of
the superior court to administer the judicial oath
of office should he/she be confirmed by the
legislature. Are there any statutory or ethical
prohibitions that would prevent a Judicial Official
from being sworn by his/her spouse?
Staff Opinion: Provided that the spouse is
statutorily qualified to administer the oath of
office, there is no ethical or statutory bar to the
spouse administering the oath to the Judicial
Official upon confirmation of appointment.