A judge may speak to an association of state prosecutors regarding how to address issues that arise when dealing with a specific type of litigant, according to the Judicial Ethics Advisory Committee.

Opinion number 2023-06 stems from an inquiry made by a judge whose been invited to speak to an out-of-jurisdiction association of state prosecutors on a topic that concerns a very specific class of litigants and how judges can deal with issues that arise when they encounter these litigants in court.

While the inquiring judge has lectured on this topic to judges across the country, the judge was concerned the Florida Code of Judicial Conduct prohibits judges addressing a group consisting solely of prosecutors.

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