State of Washington
Ethics Advisory CommitteeOpinion 85-01
Is it proper for a judge to serve as president and a director if a public non-profit charitable foundation which concentrates on charitable health care endeavors wand which is affiliated with a non-profit health care provider?
Our answer to this question is premised on the following representations provided to the committee: 1) the foundation, although a separate legal entity, is closely associated with and can be considered controlled by a non-profit health care provider: 2) it is highly unlikely the foundation would be a party to litigation; however, the non-profit health care provider has frequently been a party to various action, and as a health care provider is likely to be involved in future court actions.
Based on these representations, it is not proper under CJC Canon 5B(1) for a judge to serve as president and a director of this foundation, as the foundation is controlled by a non-profit health care provider which is regularly engaged in adversary proceedings in court.
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