86 N.J.L.J. 734
December 26, 1963
Conflict of Interest
Zoning Board Member
A member of the zoning board of adjustment of a certain
1. May I or any member of my firm properly appear to represent applicants before the planning board of that municipality?
2. May a member of my firm properly appear to represent applicants before the zoning board of adjustment of that municipality, provided that I disqualify myself from sitting in the determination of any such application?
3. May I or any member of my firm properly appear before the governing body of that municipality on behalf of a private client?
These questions raise the same basic problems presented in previous inquiries considered by this Committee, and, in our opinion, the answer to each question is in the negative. See Opinions 4, 86 N.J.L.J. 357 (1963); 5, 86 N.J.L.J. 361 (1963); and 11, 86 N.J.L.J. 621 (1963).