By: Daily Record Staff//June 28, 2013
By: Daily Record Staff//June 28, 2013//
NYS Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics
Background: A full-time judge, who is also the president of a not-for-profit religious organization asked whether he may permit the organization to hold a “casino themed” fund raising event during the judge’s term of office. Only fake money will be used and the prizes awarded will be raffle tickets to win other prizes.
Opinion: The committee concluded that a judge who is president of a not-for-profit religious organization may help plan the organization’s fund raising event, and may attend the event, but must not speak or participate in any substantial or prominent manner during the event.