Opinion 93-39

March 26, 1993

Dear Judge :

         The Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics at its meeting of March 11, 1993, considered your Inquiry (93-39) of March 9, 1993, concerning whether you may accept an invitation from your child to act as a judge in a public high school’s debate tournament, especially since other parents will be acting as judges in the tournament, and where no parent will serve as a judge in a debate which includes his or her own child or child’s team.

         It is the opinion of this Committee, on the basis of the information provided, that there is no ethical bar to your participation as a judge in such tournament.

                                                                     Very truly yours,

                                                                     Samuel J. Silverman, Chair