LEO: Appearance of Impropriety - Private  LE Op. 613


Appearance of Impropriety - Private Representation

by Commonwealth's Attorney.


February 1, 1985


It is not improper for a commonwealth's attorney to represent a private

party in a child custody or a child support proceeding in said attorney's

local juvenile and domestic relations general district court in the

absence of any effort to use the public office for the private party's

gain, or implication that the public office will or may influence the

court's disposition of the proceeding; and provided that, as to both the

parties and their witnesses, there are no pending criminal charges and no

investigation known to said attorney. [ LE Op. 236]


Committee Opinion February 1, 1985