2008-09 (October 1, 2008)
Gifts; Family; Ordinary Social Hospitality; Financial Disclosure; Canons 2 & 5
May a Judicial Official and his/her spouse attend a charity award program
as guests of an attorney?
Based upon the facts presented, the Committee unanimously agreed that the
Judicial Official may accept two tickets to a charity reception and dinner
provided that the value ($325) is reported pursuant to Canon 5 (c) (4) (C) and
that neither the donor lawyer nor the donor lawyer’s law firm has interests that
have come or are likely to come before the Judicial Official.