If you are a judge or a judicial candidate who needs specific guidance with respect to the Code, you may request a Director's Opinion. These opinions are an interpretation of the Code as applied to a given set of facts. They are not binding on the Commission, but reliance on them is considered in mitigation of discipline. Director's Opinions do not establish a general standard of conduct. Each opinion is sent to the Hearing Panel to determine whether to draft a Formal Advisory Opinion.
The Director is available to provide Director's Opinions on written request to firstname.lastname@example.org. The document linked below provides some examples of commonly asked questions and brief summaries of the Director's Opinion answering the question