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Connecticut Committee on Judicial Ethics
Informal Opinion Summaries

2010-38 (December 30, 2010)
Event, attendance/appearance; Civic Activities; Fundraiser;
Speaking; Use of Office
New Code of Judicial Conduct (effective 1-1-11): Rules 3.1 & 3.7.

Issue: During 2011, may a Judicial Official serve as the keynote speaker for a nonprofit civic organizationís fund-raising program?

Response: Based upon the facts presented, including that the organization is not concerned with the law, the legal system or the administration of justice, the Committee members in attendance unanimously determined that speaking at the fund-raising program would violate Rule 3.7(A)(4).

Committee on Judicial Ethics



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