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September 23, 2014

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Ethics panel gives approval — with caveat — to Nevada judge’s volunteer efforts

CARSON CITY – A judge, without violating the judicial conduct code, may volunteer to work at a concession booth selling food and drinks to raise money for his child’s youth sports team.

That’s the advisory opinion issued Friday by the Standing Committee on Judicial Ethics. The judge who asked for the opinion was not identified.

The committee said its opinion was a narrow exception to the rules of judicial conduct, and it cautioned the judge against soliciting money or abusing the prestige of his office.

The judge in question would work with other parents at the booth for the nonprofit organization.

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