April 1, 2009
Dear Justice :
This responds to your inquiry (09-77) in which you ask whether there is any ethical prohibition to joining the Board of Directors of ________, a non-profit organization dedicated to youth, families and communities.
The Committee has previously concluded that a judge may not serve as a director of a not-for-profit agency that provides services to persons who are or may have been referred to that agency by the court in which the judge presides.
Please refer to Opinion 07-19, enclosed for your convenience, and the opinions cited therein, which relate to this issue.
Very truly yours,
George D. Marlow
Justice of the Supreme Court