LEO: Appearance of Impropriety - Spouse  LE Op. 653


Appearance of Impropriety - Spouse Serving as Social Worker in

Department of Social Services.


December 29, 1984


It is not improper for an attorney to participate in circuit court cases

in which it is necessary for said attorney to move that the court should

direct the Department of Social Services to conduct home studies or to

investigate households involved in adoption cases, when the attorney's

wife is a social worker employed by the Department of Social Services, who

does not perform such home studies and investigations as a part of her

employment duties. [ DR:5-105, DR:9-101, EC:9-2, LE Op. 608]


Committee Opinion December 29, 1984




See also LE Op. 759.