COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Former Ohio judges shouldn’t still be using the title of judge.
That’s the opinion of the disciplinary arm of the Ohio Supreme Court.
The Columbus Dispatch (http://bit.ly/19w7kak ) reports that an advisory opinion issued by the court Monday said that with a few exceptions, a former judge should not continue to use the judicial title.
The written opinion says social etiquette suggesting “once a judge, always a judge” is “misplaced in modern American legal and judicial ethics.”
Former jurists shouldn’t be using the title “while practicing law, engaging in law-related or other business activities, working in government or other public-sector positions, or providing charity or community service.”
However, retired judges assigned to preside over cases as fill-ins can appropriately use the title.
Information from: The Columbus Dispatch, http://www.dispatch.com