This responds to your inquiry (10-199) asking whether it is ethically permissible to accept an invitation to be the honoree at a golf outing and gala for a major celebration of your parish. You may accept the invitation subject to certain limitations (see 22 NYCRR 100.4[C][i] and ). Enclosed, for your convenience, is Opinion 04-57 which addresses this issue, including the limitations.
Very truly yours,
George D. Marlow, Assoc. Justice
Appellate Division, First Dept. (Ret.)