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South Carolina
Judicial Branch
Advisory Opinions
These advisory opinions have been issued by the Advisory Committee on Standards of Judicial Conduct. Rule 503(D), SCACR, provides the following regarding these opinions: "All opinions shall be advisory in nature only. No opinion shall bind the Commission on Judicial Conduct in any proceeding properly before that body. However, in the discretion of the Commission on Judicial Conduct, an opinion of the Committee may be considered as evidence of a good faith effort to comply with the Code of Judicial Conduct."
Propriety of a full-time magistrate court judge serving as a board member of a municipal special purpose district.

Propriety of a part-time magistrate judge using the judicial title on a program foran event, hosted by the judge, in which speakers will address community concerns.

Propriety of a part-time municipal judge serving on the Council of the South Carolina Law Initiative.

Propriety of a part-time municipal judge serving when judge’s law firm represents the City in a pending civil matter.

Propriety of a part-time probate judge practicing law by offering estate-planning services in the county in which the judge serves.

Propriety of a part-time municipal judge serving as a City Attorney for a different municipality.