CJEO provides oral advice that addresses judicial ethics inquiries from judicial officers and candidates for judicial office.  (Cal. Rules of Court, rule 9.80(e)(1) & (j)(3) [committee authorized to issue oral advice and adopt voting procedures]; CJEO rule 4(b) [oral advice determined by at least three assigned committee members].)  CJEO summarizes the oral advice it provides and publishes the summaries for the benefit of the bench and the public.  (Cal. Rules of Court, rule 9.80(k)(3); CJEO rule 8(b).)  The names and identifying information of those requesting oral advice or whose conduct is the subject of an informal opinion are not disclosed in the summaries. The committee has discretion to publish opinions and summaries on any subject it deems appropriate and to determine the form of any opinion or advice it provides.  (Cal. Rules of Court, rule 9.80(i)(1) & (j)(1).)

CJEO Oral Advice Summaries are posted below and distributed to those interested in receiving notification when the committee approves a summary for publication.

CJEO Oral Advice Summary 2018-026 – Soliciting Endorsements from Trial Court Judges for Other Appellate Court Justices Subject to Retention Elections
CJEO Oral Advice Summary 2018-025 Disqualification and Disclosure Duties of a Trial Judge Assigned as an Appellate Justice
CJEO Oral Advice Summary 2018-024 – Reporting Misconduct by a Superior Court Research Attorney in a Pending Matter
CJEO Oral Advice Summary 2018-023 – Disqualification Responsibilities of Appellate Court Justices
 CJEO Oral Advice Summary 2018-022 – Disclosure Requirements for a State Bar Court Review Department Judge
CJEO Oral Advice Summary 2017-021 – Disqualification For Acquaintance With Leaders Of An Amicus Curiae
CJEO Oral Advice Summary 2017-020 – Judicial Service On A Nonprofit Credit Union Advisory Council 
CJEO Oral Advice Summary 2016-019 – Accepting Compensation For Performing A Marriage After July 10, 2017 [Updated]
CJEO Oral Advice Summary 2016-018 – Administering The Oath Of Office To A Recently Elected District Attorney
CJEO Oral Advice Summary 2016-017 – Disqualification For Prior Appearance As A Deputy District Attorney In Another Proceeding
CJEO Oral Advice Summary 2016-016 – Disqualification Of A Pro Tem Appellate Justice Under Active Consideration
CJEO Oral Advice Summary 2016-015 – Full Bench Disqualification
CJEO Oral Advice Summary 2015-014 – Judicial Membership In A Church-Sponsored Boy Scouts of America Troop
CJEO Oral Advice Summary 2015-013 – Judicial Membership In A Boy Scouts of America-Sponsored Eagle Scout Alumni Group
CJEO Oral Advice Summary 2015-012 – Inviting Attorneys To Provide Legal Education To Appellate Justices
CJEO Oral Advice Summary 2015-011 – Use Of Judicial Title On A Scholarship Fund
CJEO Oral Advice Summary 2015-010 – Service By An Appellate Justice As A Compliance Officer In Pending Federal Proceedings
CJEO Oral Advice Summary 2014-009 – Prohibition On Fundraising While A Subordinate Judicial Officer
CJEO Oral Advice Summary 2014-008 – Application Of The Rule Of Necessity
CJEO Oral Advice Summary 2014-007 – Judicial Review Of Ex Parte Applications For Family Law Contempt Orders
CJEO Oral Advice Summary 2014-006 – Disqualification For Membership In A Specialty Womens Bar Association
CJEO Oral Advice Summary 2014-005 – Disqualification For Membership In An Amicus Curiae
CJEO Oral Advice Summary 2014-004 – Use Of A Testimonial Letter To Promote A National Bar Association Program
CJEO Oral Advice Summary 2013-003 – Fundraising Among Judges For A Civics Education Project Of A Nonprofit National Legal Association
CJEO Oral Advice Summary 2013-002 – Attending A Private Foundation Meeting To Speak About National And State Civics Education Work
CJEO Oral Advice Summary 2013-001 – Disclosure When A Judges Spouse Serves On A City Commission