Wednesday, February 9, 2011
A judge may serve as the Master of Ceremonies at a dinner for a charitable organization, according to a recent opinion of the Delaware Judicial Ethics Advisory Committee. The committee responded to the request for an expedited opinion.
The dinner is not a fund raising event. Rather, the purpose is the presentation of an award (the Allen Cup Award for Philanthropic Service) and to announce a scholarship fund. The committee reviewed the dinner invite and bestowed its blessing. (Mike Frisch)