CJEO provides expedited opinions, previously known as oral advice summaries, that address judicial ethics inquiries from judicial officers and candidates for judicial office. (Cal. Rules of Court, rule 9.80(i)(1) [committee authorized to issue expedited opinions].) CJEO provides and publishes expedited opinions for the benefit of the bench and the public. (Cal. Rules of Court, rule 9.80(k)(3).) The names and identifying information of those requesting expedited opinions or whose conduct is the subject of an expedited opinion are not disclosed. The committee has discretion to publish opinions 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 Expedited Opinions and Oral Advice Summaries are posted below and distributed to those interested in receiving notification when the committee approves an opinion for publication.