January 9, 2019
This responds to your inquiry (18-146) asking if you need to take any further steps besides objecting orally and in writing, withdrawing from participation as honoree, and requesting notification of invitees, after discovering a parade committee used your name, without your knowledge or consent, to solicit journal ads to raise funds for an upcoming holiday parade and celebration.
We have advised a judge, who learns his/her name is being used improperly in connection with charitable fund-raising, must object in writing and, depending on the facts, may need to take added steps (see Opinion 17-78; 07-80). As you already have, the committee sees no further actions are needed.
Enclosed, for your convenience, are Opinions 17-78 and 07-80,for your review, which address this issue.
Very truly yours,
George D. Marlow, Assoc Justice
Appellate Div., First Dept. (Ret)
Hon. Margaret T. Walsh
Family Court Judge
Acting Justice, Supreme Court