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Connecticut Committee on Judicial Ethics
Informal Opinion Summaries

2008-01 (August 5, 2008)
Recommendations; Court Employees; Canon 3B & C.G.S
. 51-39a 

Issue: May a Judicial Official provide a referral/recommendation to an existing court employee who is applying for another Judicial Branch position? 

Response: Based upon the facts presented, the Committee unanimously agreed that the Judicial Official may write a letter of recommendation provided that the Judicial Official has personal knowledge of the person recommended and that the person recommended is not a relative of the Judicial Official within the meaning of Canon 3B or C.G.S. 51-39a.

Committee on Judicial Ethics



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