June 16, 1994
Digest: A judge may teach dancing classes for a not-for-profit corporation for which services compensation is received.
Rules: 22 NYCRR 100.6
In Inquiry 94-19, a full-time judge asked whether it was permissible to continue to teach dancing classes at a private performing arts studio.
In response, the Committee, in Opinion 94-19, Vol. XII, stated that under Rule 100.5(c)(2) of the Rules of the Chief Administrator, a full-time judge may not participate as a paid employee or volunteer in a business enterprise organized for profit.
The inquiring judge now asks whether such teaching would be permissible if conducted at the facility of a not-for-profit corporation.
The Committee is of the opinion that such activity is permissible if done on behalf of a not-for-profit corporation. Further, under Rule 100.6 of the Rules of the Chief Administrator, the judge may receive compensation from the not-for-profit corporation for such extra-judicial activity.