2012-08 (Emergency Staff Opinion issued March 23, 2012)
Disqualification; Canon 1
Rules 1.2 & 2.11
Issue: Whether a Judicial Official should recuse himself or herself
from participating in a pretrial conference involving a law firm that represents the Judicial Official in
a pending arbitration matter when the law firm was retained by the Judicial Official’s insurer.
Emergency Staff Opinion: After consulting with the several members, including the Chair, of the Committee, staff counsel advised the Judicial Official that recusal was the proper action to take under these circumstances.