November 1, 2004
This is in response to your inquiry (04-96) in which you ask whether it is permissible to participate in a mock “lockup” sponsored by the Muscular Dystrophy Association, for the purpose of raising funds in support of a charitable endeavor. It is anticipated that each participant would raise “bail money” for the benefit of the Association.
Participation in the event would constitute active participation in the solicitation of funds on behalf of a charity and is therefore impermissible under section 100.4(C)(3)(b)(i) of the Rules Governing Judicial Conduct. We enclose for your consideration a copy of opinion 90-69 which dealt with a similar event.