By: Daily Record Staff//December 15, 2015
By: Daily Record Staff//December 15, 2015//
New York State Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics
School Honoree Fund-Raiser – Attendance
Background: The inquiring judge states that he initially agreed to be one of multiple honorees at a fund-raiser for a school the judge attended before college. The invitations will bear the judge’s name along with the other honorees. The judge promptly withdrew from the event both orally and in writing. The judge will not receive an award, but asks if he may attend the event.
Opinion: The Committee concluded that where a judge who has taken appropriate and effective remedial steps to mitigate a school’s use of the judge’s name on invitations to the school’s fund-raiser, and will not accept any award or honor at the event, may attend the event.