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Connecticut Committee on Judicial Ethics
Informal Opinion Summaries

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.

Committee on Judicial Ethics



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