2009-31 (Emergency Staff
Opinion issued September 9, 2009)
Social Hospitality; Canons 2 & 5
Issue: May a
Judicial Official accept a ticket from a doctor to
attend a charity fundraiser to benefit a hospital?
Neither the doctor nor the hospital has any cases
pending before the judge, although the hospital has
cases pending in the superior court. The fair market
value of the ticket is $150.
Emergency Staff Opinion: The
Judicial Official can be a guest of the doctor at
the charity fundraiser, but must report the gift in
accordance with Canon 5 (c) (4) (C), since the value