Opinion 07-205

March 28, 2008

         A judge inquires whether he/she may attend and observe court proceedings involving his/her 21-year old son.

         Under these circumstances, the judge’s attendance in court, in the obvious role of parent, does not lend itself to any improper appearance of impropriety or the inappropriate lending of prestige (see 22 NYCRR 100.2[C]). The Committee has previously resolved issues similar to the one presented (see Opinions 06-101; 04-126; and 03-125).