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Connecticut Committee on Judicial Ethics
Informal Opinion Summaries

2008-09 (October 1, 2008)
Charitable Activities; Gifts; Family; Ordinary Social Hospitality; Financial Disclosure; Canons 2 & 5 

Issue:  May a Judicial Official and his/her spouse attend a charity award program as guests of an attorney? 

Response:  Based upon the facts presented, the Committee unanimously agreed that the Judicial Official may accept two tickets to a charity reception and dinner provided that the value ($325) is reported pursuant to Canon 5 (c) (4) (C) and that neither the donor lawyer nor the donor lawyer’s law firm has interests that have come or are likely to come before the Judicial Official.

Committee on Judicial Ethics



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