Opinion 09-66

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

                                                 Committee Chair