Extra Judicial Activities

Date Opinion Number Canon(s) Question(s) 
07/22/11 JE11-008
1, Rule 1.3;
3, Rule 3.1
May a judge voluntarily provide written comments to the Parole Board regarding the release of a prisoner where the judge, prior to taking the bench, served as the district attorney that prosecuted the prisoner?
12/06/11 JE11-015 4, Rule 4.5 May a Nevada district judge or Nevada Justice court judge retain their judicial office once they become a candidate for appointment to the unexpired term of office for the nonjudicial elective office of district attorney?
06/25/14 JE14-003 2, Rule 2.1; 3,
Rules 3.1 and 3.9
Is judge engaging in extra judicial activities within the context of Canon 3 when serving as an officer of the United States Air Force Reserve, regardless of the particular assignment?
07/22/16 JE16-002 1, Rules 1.2 and 
1.3; 2, Rule 2.1;
3, Rule 3.1
 May a judge participate in an awards program in which judges would nominate or vote for “best attorney” awards in a variety of categories?
07/15/16 JE16-003 1, Rules 1.2 and 1.3;
2, Rules 2.4 and 2.11; 3, Rules 3.10, 3.11, 3.12 and 3.13
1. May a judge’s spouse, who is the sole proprietor and manager of an office cleaning business, accept a contract from a private landlord to clean office space occupied by a State agency that appears before the judge?
2. May the spouse also accept a contract to clean the office space of an attorney who appears before the judge?                                          
11/21/17      JE17-003 1, Rule 1.2; 2, Rules 2.10, 2.11, 2.14 and 2.15; 3, Rules 3.1, 3.3 and 3.7 May a pro tempore/alternate judge serve concurrently as a volunteer member of the State Bar of Nevada's Standing Committee on Professional Responsibility and Ethics?                         
12/30/21    JE21-002  
 1, Rule 1.3;
2, Rule 2.1
3, Rules 3.1, 3.12, 3.14
May a sitting judicial officer: (1) maintain a blog containing articles on various legal topics written by the officer and published prior to their ascent to the bench; (2) after taking the bench, continue selling and receiving royalties from books they authored prior to taking the bench; (3) after taking the bench, refer to their judicial office when providing biographical information in the body of a book they intend to sell; (4) after taking the bench, advertise books on legal topics they have authored for sale as long as they do not refer to their office in the advertisements; and (5) after taking the bench, author and publish books from which they hope to profit through sale or royalty?