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Connecticut Committee on Judicial Ethics
Informal Opinion Summaries

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?

Emergency 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.


Committee on Judicial Ethics



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