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Opinion 1

An inquiry has been made of the Commission concerning the propriety under Canon 3 of a judge accepting an invitation to attend a meeting sponsored by a political party for the purpose of reporting on and discussing pertinent matters relating to the judicial system.

It is our view that there would be no objection to a judge attending a meeting sponsored by a political party for the purpose of speaking on subjects concerning the judicial system.

[Pertinent Code of Judicial Conduct provisions: Rules 3.7(A)(1), 4.1(A)(1), 4.1(B), 4.2(A), 4.2(B).

Cross reference to other relevant opinions for review: #23, #36, #81, #83, #108, #124, #165.]

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