NYS Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics
Non-judicial Event Co-sponsors
Background: The inquiring judge chairs a judge’s association planning committee for an upcoming educational conference regarding the past, present and future of a particular court. The planning committee includes both judges and lawyers who practice in the court. The judge asked if he may permit non-judicial co-sponsors to raise funds from the foundations, bar associations, law schools, and members of the bar.
Opinion: The committee concluded that under the circumstances presented, a judges’ association may permit non-judicial co-sponsors of an educational conference to raise funds from foundations, bar associations, law schools, and members of the bar.