By: Daily Record Staff//June 28, 2013
By: Daily Record Staff//June 28, 2013//
NYS Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics
Background: The inquiring judge, who presides in a particular county, asked whether he may accept two free passes for admission to a county fair from the sponsoring local not-for-profit organization. The judge states that local officials have also received complimentary passes, the value of which is $150.
Opinion: The committee concluded that the judge may accept free admission to a modestly priced community event from the sponsoring local not-for-profit organization, provided the donor and its interests have not come before the judge.