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Commission on Judicial Conduct
Formal Advisory Opinions
1. 01-15 dated 06/26/15
Disqualifications Issues When a Part-Time Judge Appears in a Case as a Lawyer
2. 01-14 dated 02/28/14
Per Diem Judges and Conflict of Interest
3. 01-11 dated 03/04/11
Does the Hawaii State Constitution Prohibit Per Diem Judges from Holding Other Positions?
4. 01-02 dated 12/20/02
Judges Communicating with the Judicial Selection Commission
5. 01-01 dated 6/28/01
Fines for Civil Contempt Specifying a Charity
6. 01-00 dated 11/28/00
Per Diem Judges Expressing Opinions on Political Issues; Communicating with Appointing Authority on Judicial Candidates
7. 01-99 dated 2/11/99
Supreme Court Justices Recusal in Case Related to Bishop Estate Trustee Investigation.
8. 03-98 dated 5/4/98
Judges Serving as Officer of Non-Profit Organizations Related to Fund Raising and Grant Applications.
9. 02-98 dated 3/11/98
Supreme Court Justices Recusal in Appeal Related to Attorney General Subpoenas Concerning Bishop Estate Investigation.
10. 01-98 dated 3/9/98
“Of Counsel” Lawyers in Law Firm of Per Diem Judge Practicing in Court Per Diem Judge Sits.
11. 04-96 dated 2/26/97
Court Appointment of a Judge’s Spouse as Commissioner in Foreclosure Action.
12. 03-96 dated 10/30/96
Per Diem Judge’s Law Firm Practicing in District Court.
13. 09-95 dated 1/24/96
Per Diem Judge Practicing in Divorces if Per Diem Judge’s Assignments Exclude Divorce Matters.
14. 03-95 dated 3/27/96
Judge’s Law Clerk Previously Employed in Prosecutor’s Office Serving as Bailiff in Criminal Cases.
15. 14-93 dated 4/7/94
Supreme Court Justices Appointing Bishop Estate Trustees.
16. 02-93 dated 3/31/94
Judges Testifying at Senate Confirmation Hearings on Executive Appointments.
17. 02-93 dated 12/8/93
Judges Acting As Character Witnesses at Judicial Selection, Senate Confirmation, Court Hearings and Otherwise.