June 16, 2015
PERSONAL AND CONFIDENTIAL
This responds to your inquiry (15-97) asking whether it is ethically permissible to accept the costs of lodging for two nights associated with performing an out-of-town wedding for a good friend.
The Committee has previously determined that a judge may accept reimbursement for reasonable and necessary lodging and travel expenses incurred in connection with performing an out-of-town wedding.
Enclosed, for your convenience, is Opinion 04-26 which addresses this issue.
Very truly yours,
George D. Marlow, Assoc. Justice
Appellate Division, First Dept. (Ret.)