March 20, 2009
Dear Justice :
This responds to your inquiry (09-66) in which you ask whether it is permissible to attend a judicial reception of a local bar association as a complimentary guest even though others attending must pay and the event is underwritten by one or more entities.
The Committee has previously determined that there is no ethical prohibition to a judge attending an event as a guest under these particular circumstances.
Enclosed, for your convenience, is Opinion 08-188 which addresses this issue.
Very truly yours,
George D. Marlow
Justice of the Supreme Court