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The Advisory Committee on Ethical Opinions for Clerks of the Courts provides advisory opinions to Clerks, Registers and their assistants, with respect to the rules of court that govern the ethical and professional conduct of clerks.
10-1 Serving as trustee of a testamentary trust
04-1 Serving as executor for non-relative
98-6 Serving as elected library trustee.
97-5 Serving as trustee of two nominee trusts; conservator and executor.
95-3 Serving as fiduciary for long term friend.
92-6 Serving as executrix for estate of non family member.
92-1 Acting as administrator of estate for deceased ward.
91-1 Serving as fiduciary for college roommate; definition of "close familial relationship."
90-4 Acting as guardian for non-family member.
13-3 Working nights and weekends to complete real estate closings after becoming Assistant Clerk
06-5 Conflict - married to Assistant DA and relationship by marriage to police officer in court's jurisdiction
02-2 Appearing pro se before Zoning Board and on appeal Superior Court, Land Court, Appeals Court, or Supreme Judicial Court.
99-5 Serving as Major in the Judge Advocate General's Corps., U.S. Army Reserve.
97-5 Serving as escrow agent in a Superior Court Action on behalf of "client."
96-2 Issues involved in winding up law practice.
95-7 Entering practice of law after leaving office; taking leave of absence to practice law.
95-6 Being asked for assistance in context of employment.
92-6 Receiving referral fees arising from causes of action brought before being sworn in.
91-5 Performing legal research for law firm while on furlough or authorized vacation.
98-7 Part-time employment as mediator.
96-6 Performing mediation or arbitration services for MCAD.
94-10 Arbitrator for American Registry of Arbitrators.
94-1 Engaging in for-profit mediation business.
92-7 Unpaid, volunteer work in connection with private dispute resolution business.
91-4 Case evaluator for ADR project for contested divorce cases.
14-3 Running for District Attorney; Leave of Absence.
12-4 Running for office of Clerk without leave of absence from Acting Clerk position
12-3 Assistant Clerk running for clerk's position without a leave of absence
08-1 Running for Register of Probate in same office where employed as Assistant Register without taking leave of absence
06-3 Continuing employment as assistant clerk if candidate for position of clerk
01-3 Continuing employment as First Assistant Register of Probate upon becoming a candidate for Register of Probate in same court.
00-8 Running for Register of Probate, now employed as Assistant Clerk in different court department in different county.
00-6 Running for Clerk of Court; leave of absence.
00-5 Limits on political activities when spouse runs for state representative.
00-3 Running for Register of Probate while continuing employment as First Assistant Register.
00-2 Running for of Clerk_Magistrate of Superior Court; restrictions on activities as Assistant Clerk, taking leave of absence; bail responsibilities.
97-2 Providing endorsement to candidate for Register of Probate.
97-1 Acceptance of campaign contribution from litigant while running for position of Register of Probate.
96-5 Serving on committee to elect Register of Probate.
95-8 Running for of Register of Probate.
95-5 Running for Register of Probate without taking unpaid leave.
94-7 Taking leave of absence to run for position of Clerk of Courts.
94-3 Solicitation of funds to run for position of Clerk of Courts.
92-3 Involvement with sibling's campaign for position of town clerk.
17-1 Attendance at Women's March
16-2 Endorsement; Comments in Online Publication
12-2 Clerk-magistrate's attendance at a political event
11-1 Attending brother's campaign kickoff event in another state
10-4 Spouse wishes to put up political sign on lawn displaying name of candidate for state representative
08-2 Running for election to city council or school committee
07-4 Whether Code applies to Assistant Case Manager in Probate and Family Court
06-1 Attendance at mayor's inaugural ball
04-4 Attending political fundraiser
03-9 Volunteering for Boston 2004, host for Democratic National Convention
03-6 Attending testimonial dinner to honor state representative
03-5 Attending dinner dance for recently elected state representative
03-1 Attendance at governor's inauguration
02-1 Attendance at political fundraiser.
01-1 Serving on political committee after being appointed to fill unexpired term of Register of Probate.
00-1 Performing as master of ceremonies for mayoral inauguration.
99-6 Serving as elected member of City Council.
98-3 Political activities by self and family members.
96-4 Spouse making political contributions from joint account; attendance at political functions as "private citizen" with or without spouse.
96-3 Serving as member of ward committee; conflict with spouse's duties as constable.
95-4 Attendance at private dinner with Lt. Governor.
94-13 Serving as City Councilor and being elected for Clerk-Magistrate.
94-4 Attending political fund-raising event.
94-3 Solicitation of funds to run for Clerk of Courts.
90-1 Membership in political committee.
90-3 Holding of sign for candidate.
15-5 Serving on Board and as President of Non-Profit Corporation; Fundraising for Charity
15-4 Serving on family charity
13-8 Sitting as a director on Board of Directors for a national non-profit organization
12-1 Assistant clerk serving as member of board of directors of a credit union
03-8 Serving on town Zoning Board of Appeals
01-1 Serving on board of directors for charter school after being appointed to fill unexpired term of Register of Probate.
00-4 Serving as Director of Bank, not within jurisdiction of court; taking leave of absence.
99-4 Serving on Board of Directors for consortium that is responsible for a shelter for the homeless and a shelter for battered women.
97-8 Serving on Board of Directors of Metropolitan District Corporation.
97-7 Serving as member of Board of Directors of a County Bar Advocate Program
95-2 Serving as Board Member of Legal Assistance Corporation of Central Massachusetts.
94-12 Serving as Co-Chair of Annual Fund and on board of Directors for YMCA.
94-5 Serving as a director on Board of Advisors of non-profit rehabilitation facility.
92-6 Serving as member and chairman of board of Examiners for a City.
91-2 Serving on board of organization that regularly files actions in Clerk-Magistrate's court.
15-7 Acting as Master of Ceremonies at Court's Law Day Celebration
14-1 Serving as elected school committee member Serving as County Bar Advocates member
13-4 Serving as chairperson of fund-raising event
10-3 Serving as president of civic association
09-3 Receiving an award and fundraising
06-4 Becoming trustee for charter school outside jurisdiction
03-3 Serving as member of school council
01-2 Serving on law enforcement advisory board which provides advice regarding distribution of federal block grant money for police department.
00-7 Serving on finance committee of town within jurisdictional area of court.
99-6 Serving as elected member of city council.
98-8 Accepting funds from law firms and merchants, placing them in non-interest bearing account in clerk's name, and disbursing the funds to underwrite prizes for student participants in court's annual Law Day program.
98-6 Serving as elected library trustee and Clerk in District Court.
98-5 Serving as elected town meeting member.
97-5 Serving as unpaid member of Town Zoning Board of Appeals; Southeastern Regional Transit Authority Advisory Board; representative of Town and Secretary of Southeastern Transit Authority Pension Fund.
97-3 Serving as Town Meeting member.
96-8 Appointment to local Human Rights Commission.
96-7 Testifying before Governor's Council on behalf of judicial nominee.
95-1 Serving on local Personnel Board.
94-12 Serving as Co-Chair of Annual Fund and on Board of Directors for YMCA.
94-2 Serving as Town Meeting Member.
93-1 Serving as member of city's election commission.
92-2 Serving as President of booster Club for a high school.
91-7 Serving as Town Meeting Member.
17-2 Partial ownership of seasonal restaurant business
16-3 Serving as real estate broker for third parties
14-2 Obtaining broker's license for purpose of buying own home
13-5 Assistant Clerk owns office building through realty trust and two lawyers are tenants; buys and sells property
13-1 Accepting paid part-time work for the city
12-5 Fundraiser to benefit ill attorney with a jewelry party - a small business venture of the Assistant Clerk
09-1 Concerning part-time employment in auto dealership
06-2 Serving as reserve police officer while 1st assistant clerk
05-4 Bail setting in the evening at police station in town where clerk resides
05-2 Labor negotiator for a town
99-3 Appointment as a corporator for savings bank located in Massachusetts.
94-11 Association as independent income tax preparer with CPA.
94-10 Serving as arbitrator for American Registry of Arbitrators.
94-9 Consulting work on federal projects.
92-8 Contacting attorneys to advertise preparation of tax returns.
92-5 Additional, more detailed discussion of issues raised in #92-4, below.
92-4 Stockholder, director, treasurer, clerks and receiving a salary and/or unearned income from a corporation established to provide a private court system in Massachusetts.
91-6 Renting of summer home to attorneys who appear in Clerk-Magistrate's court.
91-3 Reviewing of entry and sale documents for foreclosure proceedings.
15-5 Serving on Board and as President of Non-Profit Corporation; Fundraising for Charity
15-4 Fundraising for charity
13-7 Charitable fundraising
06-6 Eucharist ministry for prisoners at county correctional facility
05-1 Fundraising for not-for-profit organization
94-8 Fund-raising for alumnae association.
92-9 Volunteering on the Regional Advisory Council of the **** Partnership to Reduce Drug Abuse.
92-7 Unpaid volunteer work in connection with private dispute resolution business.
17-4 Assistant clerk married to lawyer who appears in court where clerk works
17-3 Conflict with spouse who is a CPCS attorney assigned to Clerk's court
15-6 Handling duties of session clerk in matters involving brother's company
14-4 Jury empanelment in case where father represents co-defendant
13-7 Handling cases involving former clients; father practices as criminal defense attorney in same county
13-2 Newly appointed Assistant Clerk-Magistrate married to attorney with active practice in her jurisdiction. It is appropriate for her to exercise magisterial functions in matters involving spouse?
07-3 Assistant Clerk has two adult children police officers in clerk's jurisdiction
07-1 Conflict with cases filed in Superior Court and cases that involve the city
06-5 Transitioning from law practice
97-6 Testifying on Behalf of an Attorney Before the Board of Bar Overseers
96-3 Conflict with spouse's duties as constable.
90-2 Recusal of Clerk-Magistrates.
09-2 Assistant Clerk serving as Deputy Sheriff
99-3 Appointment as corporator for savings bank located in Massachusetts.
98-1 Appointment as Special Sheriff by County Sheriff.
90-5 CASA Volunteer/guardian ad litem guardian in Juvenile Court.
16-1 Bar Association Activities
10-2 Serving on council of local bar association
03-7 Participation in course offered by Committee for Public Counsel Services
03-4 Resuming practice of law after retirement
96-2 Remaining active in bar association.
94-6 Serving on executive committee and a treasurer of bar association.
01-1 Maintaining position in law firm after being appointed Register of Probate to fill unexpired term.
95-6 Court clerks being asked for assistance in the context of their jobs and the practice of law
15-3 Persons authorized to admit to bail out of court
15-2 Serving on Judicial Nominating Counsel
15-1 Participation in training program for trial lawyers
14-5 Restrictions on post-retirement employment before retiring
13-6 Submitting letter of recommendation for court officer in disciplinary hearing
12-6 Is it appropriate to sell tickets to a retirement party before employee leaves job?
08-4 Letter of recommendation to U.S. Immigration Court
08-3 Establishment of Legal Defense Fund for Criminal Investigation of Occurrence in Courthouse
07-2 Writing character reference letter on behalf of employee in connection with disciplinary proceedings in a different court
05-3 Romantic relationship of clerk with attorney with active practice in same court
04-3 Lawyer spouse appearing in same jurisdiction
04-2 Attending Law Day dinner as guest of dean
03-10 Clerk nominee married to police sergeant in same jurisdiction
03-2 Accepting appointment to Judicial Nominating Council
99-2 Submitting letter of recommendation on behalf of defendant in child rape case.
99-1 Accepting unsolicited donation on behalf of children's education from memorial fund in memory of deceased husband.
98-9 Attendance at out of state ceremony to introduce judge nominated for award from the Foundation for Improvement of Justice; Foundation to pay for air fare, hotel and banquet meal.
98-4 Participation in program to orient nurses to serve on med-mal tribunals, receipt of travel costs and $50 honorarium.
98-2 Unsolicited contribution by law firm to charity in clerk's name.
97-4 Participation in seminar and receiving "minimal fee."
96-1 Junket with representative to foreign country.