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Section 318.36, Florida Statutes 2009

318.36  Code of ethics.--Hearing officers shall be subject to The Florida Bar Code of Professional Responsibility and not the Judicial Code of Ethics, except that they shall avoid practices or occupations that would constitute a conflict of interest or give the appearance of impropriety. Whether serving full time or part time, hearing officers shall be prohibited from representing clients or practicing before any other hearing officer of a civil traffic court or from representing any client appealing the decision of any other hearing officer. A civil traffic infractions hearing officer appointed under s. 318.30 shall have judicial immunity in the same manner and to the same extent as judges.

History.--s. 7, ch. 89-337; s. 8, ch. 94-202; s. 10, ch. 99-248.