Opinion 09-73

March 30, 2009


Dear Justice :

         This responds to your inquiry (09-73) in which you ask whether it is ethically permissible to teach an ethics course at a private, not-for-profit university’s school of law for compensation.

         Pursuant to the Rules Governing Judicial Conduct, a judge may

receive compensation for extra-judicial activities, including teaching at a private, not-for-profit university, subject to certain restrictions not applicable here (see 22 NYCRR 100.4[H][1][c][2]).


         Enclosed, for your convenience, are Opinions 98-67 and 92-05 which address this issue. Please note that rule 100.6(d)(2) cited in Opinion 92-05 has been replaced by rule 100.4(H)(1)(c)(2).  

                                                           Very truly yours,

                                                           George D. Marlow

                                                           Justice of the Supreme Court

                                                           Committee Chair