Opinion 09-182


December 23, 2009




Hon.


Dear Justice:


         This responds to your inquiry (09-182) asking the Committee whether you may participate in a videotaped interview to be used as part of a documentary that would accompany a criminal justice textbook. The company producing the book provides teaching and research materials for academic, professional and library markets.


          A full-time judge should not participate in an educational video produced by a for-profit organization. Enclosed, for your convenience, is Opinion 01-86 which addresses this issue.


                                                 Very truly yours,



                                                 George D. Marlow

                                                 Justice of the Supreme Court (Ret.)

                                                 Committee Chair

   


Enc.