Thursday, May 5, 2011

Two Yesses, One No, One Too Broad

A recent opinion from the Florida Judicial Ethics Advisory Committee:

(1) Whether a Judge may assist in planning fundraising activities for a childcare program which provides supervised childcare to parents and guardians who are attending court-related matters.

ANSWER: Yes.

(2) Whether a Judge may speak and be featured on a program and permit the Judge’s title to be used for a fundraiser for a program which provides supervised childcare to parents and guardians who are attending court-related matters.

ANSWER: No.

(3) Whether a Judge may make a recommendation to public and private fund-granting organizations on behalf of a program that provides supervised childcare to parents and guardians who are attending court-related matters?

ANSWER: Yes.

(4) To what extent may a judge be involved in fundraising for a program which provides supervised childcare to parents and guardians who are attending court related matters if the program is under the umbrella of an organization that has an advocacy component?

ANSWER: This inquiry is too broad to be answered.

The care facility is run by the YWCA. (Mike Frisch)

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