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Connecticut Committee on Judicial Ethics
Informal Opinion Summaries

2008-06 (September 26, 2008)
Fundraising; Soliciting Contributions; Social Activities; Law School Activities; Prestige of Office; Name, Use of; Canons 2 & 5 

Issue:  May a Judicial Official serve on a law school reunion committee?  

Response:  Based upon the facts presented, the Committee unanimously agreed that the Judicial Official could join the law school reunion committee provided that he/she did not participate in any activity involving fundraising from others, including but not limited to (1) not allowing his/her name to be used on any letters or communications concerning fundraising activities, and (2) not participating in activities related to requesting participation in a class gift campaign, thanking classmates who have made a gift or pledge, and contacting those that have not yet given to encourage their support.

Committee on Judicial Ethics



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