Opinion 95-26

January 19, 1995


Digest:         A judge may not participate in radio interviews as part of a charitable fundraising campaign.


Rule:            22 NYCRR 100.5(a)(2)


         A judge has been asked to participate in radio interviews in connection with an appeal and solicitation of funds on behalf of a charitable campaign in the judge's county and seeks the Committee's opinion as to the ethical propriety of such participation.

         In the Committee's opinion the proposed involvement of the judge is not permissible. It involves fundraising and therefore the judge's participation is prohibited by section 100.5(a)(2) of the Rules of the Chief Administrator.