Opinion 09-77

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

                                                 Committee Chair