Rules of Professional Conduct Related Ethical Opinions

1.12  Former Judge, Arbitrator, Mediator or Other Third-Party Neutral


89-01: Former Judge; Solicitation of Employment

An attorney employed as a hearing officer by a state agency may not negotiate for employment with law firms that have matters pending before her; attorney is advised to identify those firms with whom attorney will negotiate for employment, then disqualify herself from all matters currently or prospectively before her in which any client of the firm(s) has an interest or is a party, and refrain from viewing documents, being present during discussions or take part in any aspect of the decision in those matters.

88-04: Avoiding Appearance of Impropriety

Ethical propriety of an administrative law judge giving advice or consultations in a continuing action in a multi-jurisdictional case in which he previously presided over in another jurisdiction.