November 15, 1994
Digest: A judge may serve on the Board of Directors of a golf and country club, organized as a private not-for-profit corporation.
Rule: 22 NYCRR 100.5(a)
A Supreme Court justice has been asked to serve as a member of the Board of Directors of a golf and country club which is organized as a private not-for-profit corporation. The judge asks whether such service is permissible.
The Committee perceives no ethical objection to the judge serving as a member of the Board of Directors. The activity contemplated falls within the permitted range of vocational activities contemplated under Rule 100.5(a) of the Rules of the Chief Administrator: "A judge may engage in the arts, sports and other social and recreational activities."