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Kenneth F Ripple Financial Disclosure Report for 2008

Kenneth F Ripple Financial Disclosure Report for 2008

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0510612009
Ripple, Kenneth 

III. N-INVESTMENT COME. (Reporting individual and spouse; see pp. 17-14 filing instructions.) Filer's Non-Investment Income  NONE (No reportable non-investment income.)  

 SOURCE AND TYPE  INCOME  
(yours, not spouse's) 2008  Part-time teaching -University Notre Dame  $23,176.44 Spouse's Non-Investment Income -If you were married during any portion the reporting year, complete this section. 

(Dollar amount not requiredefEcept for honoraria.) 
[ZJ NONE (No reportable non-investment income.) 

SOURCE AND TYPE 

IV. REIMBURSEMENTS -transportation, lodging, food, entertainment 
(Includes those spouse and dependent children; see pp. 25-27 filing instructions.) 

[ZJ NONE (No reportable reimbursements.) SOURCE DATES LOCATION PURPOSE ITEMS PAID PROVIDED 

Date Report 

Ripple, Kenneth 
0510612009 GIFTS. (Includes those spouse and dependent children; see pp. 28-31 filing instructions.) NONE (No reportable gifts.) SOURCE DESCRIPTION VALUE See Section VIII, Part 

VI. LIABILITIES. (Includes those spouse and dependent children; see pp. 32-33 filing instructions.) 
[{] NONE (No reportable liabilities.) 
CREDITOR DESCRIPTION VALUE CODE 

Date Report 
Ripple, Kenneth 
05/06/2009 

VII. INVESTMENTS and TRUSTS income, vatue, transactions r1nc1udes those spouse and dependent children; see PP 34-60 filing instructions.) NONE (No reportable income, assets, transactions.) 
Description Assets 
Income during 
Gross value end 
Transactions during reporting period 
(including trust assets) 
reporting period 
reporting period 
(2)  (I)  
Type (e.g.,  Value  
div., rent,  Code int.)  (J-P)  
Interest  

(3)
(2) 
(4)
(I) (I) 
(5) 
Amount exempt from prior disclosure 
Place "(X)" after each asset Code (A-H) Key Bank, So. Bend, IRA -CD 
Key Bank, So. Bend, IRA -CD 
Dreyfus Fund -IRA (Dreyfus Liquid Assets, Inc.) 
Notre Dame FCU -Notre Dame, savings checking account 
U.S. Savings Bonds 

Interest 
Dividend 
Interest 
None 
Value Method Code 
(Q-W) 
Type (e.g., buy, sell, redemption) 
Date 
Month-
Day 

Value 
Gain 
Code
Code 
(A-H)
(J-P) 
Identity buyer/seller (if private transaction) 
UNO TIAA/CREF Retirement Fund lnt./Div. 
Loan John Driscoll -See Sect. VIII, Part None VII 
Prudential Insurance Policy Dividend 
Prudential Insurance Policy Dividend 

10. 
Conseco Whole Life Insurance Policy None 

11. 
Conseco Whole Life Insurance Policy None 

12. 
MetLife Whole Life Insurance Policy None 

13. 
Trust Int./Div. 

14. 
-Goldman Sachs Fsq Tax Free Money 

15. 
-Wasatch -]st Source Income 

16. 
-Dodge Cox International Stock 

17.  -Dodge Cox Stock Fund Income Gain Codes: =$1,000 less =$1.001 -$2,500 =$2.501 -$5.000  
(See Columns and 04) =$50,001 -$100.000 =s100.001 -s1.ooo,ooo =s1.ooo,001 -s5.ooo,ooo Value Codes =$15.000 less =$15.00 -$50,000 =$50,001 -$100.000  
(See Columns and 03) =$250.001 -$500.000 =$500,001 -$1,000,000 =Sl,000,001 -$5,000,000 =$25,000,001 -$50,000,000 =More than $50,000.000 Value Method Codes =Appraisal =Cost (Real Estate Only) ==Assessment  
(See Column C2) =Book Value =Other =Estimated =$5,001 -$15,000 E$15.00l -$50.000 =More than $5,000.000 =$100,001 -$250.000 =$5,000,001 -$25.000,000 =Cash Market 
Date Report 
Ripple, Kenneth 
05/06/2009 
VII. INVESTMENTS and TRUSTS income, value, transactions r1nc1udes those spouse and dependent children; see PP 34-60 filing instructions.; NONE (No reportable income, assets, transactions.) Description Assets (including trust assets) Place "(X)" after each asset exempt from prior disclosure Income during reporting period Gross value end reporting period Transactions during reporting period  
(I) Amount Code (A-H)  (2) Type (e.g., div., rent, int.)  (I) Value Code (J-P)  (2) Value Method Code (Q-W)  (I) Type (e.g., buy, sell, redemption)  (2) Date Month-Day  (3) Value Code (J-P)  (4) Gain Code (A-H)  (5) Identity buyer/seller (if private transaction)  

18. -Fidelity Contra Fund #022  
19. -Units Intermediate Tax Exempt Fund !st Source Bank  
20. -Units Tax Exempt Fund !st Source Bank  
21. -Fidelity Low Priced Stock Fund #316  Sold  1/8  
22. -Goldman Sachs Fsq Tax Free Money  Buy  1/31  
23. -Goldman SachsFsq Tax Free Money  Sold  1/31  
24. -Units Tax Exempt Fund Source Bank  Buy  216  
25. -Fidelity Contra Fund #022  Buy  2111  
26. -Goldman Sachs Fsq Tax Free Money  Buy  2/29  
27. -Goldman Sachs Fsq Tax Free Money  Sold  2129  
28. -Dodge Cox Stock Fund  Buy  3/28  
29. -Goldman Sachs Fsq Tax Free Money  Buy  3/31  
30. -Units Intermediate Tax Exempt Fund Source Bank  Sold  3/5  
31. -Goldman Sachs Fsq Tax Free Money  Sold  3/31  
32. -Goldman Sachs Fsq Tax Free Money  Buy  4/30  
33. -Goldman Sachs Fsq Tax Free Money  Sold  4/30  
34. -Goldman Sachs Fsq Tax Free Money  Buy  5/31 Income Gain Codes: ,000 less =$1,001 -$2,500 =$2,50 -$5,000 =$5,001 -$15,000 =$15,001 -$50,000  
(See Columns and D4) =S50,00I -$100,000 =SI00,001 -Sl ,000,000 =$1,000,00l -S5,000,000 =More than $5,000,000 Value Codes =$15,000 less =$15,001 -$50,000  L=S50,00I -$100,000 =$100,001 -$250,000  
(See Columns and D3) =$250,001 -$500,000 =$500,001 -SI ,000,000 =$1,000,00l -$5,000,000 =$5,000,001 -$25,000,000 =$25,000,00 -$50,000,000 =More than $50,000,000 Value Method Codes =Appraisal =Cost (Real Estate Only) =Assessment =Cash Market  
(See Column C2) =Book Value =Other =Estimated  

0510612009
Ripple, Kenneth 
VII. INVESTMENTS and TRUSTS income, vatue, transactions r1nc1udes those spouse and dependent children; see PP 34-60 filing instructions.) NONE (No reportable income, assets, transactions.)  
Description Assets  Income during  Gross value end  Transactions during reporting period  
(including trust assets)  reporting period  reporting period  

(2)
(I) 
(2)
(2) (I) 
(1) 
(4) (5) 
Place "(X)" after each asset  Amount  Type (e.g.,  Value  Value  
exempt from prior disclosure  Code  div., rent,  Code  Method  
(A-H) int.)  (J-P)  Code  
(Q-W)  

Type (e.g., buy, sell, redemption) 
Date 
Month-
Day 

Value  Gain  Identity  
Code  Code  buyer/seller  
(J-P)  (A-H)  (if private  
transaction)  

35. -Goldman Sachs Fsq Tax Free Money  Sold  5/31  
36. -Dodge Cox Stock Fund  Buy  6127  
37. -Goldman Sachs Fsq Tax Free Money  Buy  6130  
38. -Goldman Sachs Fsq Tax Free Money  Sold  6/30  
39. -Goldman Sachs Fsq Tax Free Money  Buy  7/31  
40. -Goldman Sachs Fsq Tax Free Money  Buy  8/31  
41. -Goldman Sachs Fsq Tax Free Money  Sold  8/31  
42. -Dodge Cox Stock Fund 43. -Goldman Sachs Fsq Tax Free Money  Buy Buy  9129 9/30  
44. -Julius Baer International Equity-I  Sold  9/8  
45. -Goldman Sachs Fsq Tax Free Money  Sold  9130  
46. -Goldman Sachs Fsq Tax Free Money  Buy  10/31  
47. -Goldman Sachs Fsq Tax Free Money  Sold  10/31  
48. -Goldman Sachs Fsq Tax Free Money  Buy  11/30  
49. -Goldman Sachs Fsq Tax Free Money  Sold  11/30  
50. -Dodge Cox International Stock  Buy  12/23  
51. -Dodge Cox Stock Fund  Buy  12/23 Income Gain Codes: =$1,000 less =$1,001 -$2,500 =$2,501 -$5,000 =$5,001 -$15,000 =$15,001 -$50,000  
(See Columns and 04) =$50,001 -$100,000 =SJ00,001 -$1,000,000 =SJ,000,001 -$5,000,000 =More than $5,000,000 Value Codes =$15,000 less =$15,001 -$50,000 =$50,001 -$100,000 =$100,001 -$250,000  
(See Columns and 03) =$250,001 -$500,000 =$500,001 -$1,000,000 =$1,000,001 -$5,000,000 =$5,000,001 -$25,000,000 =$25,000,001 -$50,000,000 =More than $50,000,000 Value Method Codes =Appraisal =Cost (Real Estate Only) =Assessment =Cash Market  
(See Column C2) =Book Value =Other =Estimated  

Date Report 
.Ripple, Kenneth 
05/06/2009 
VII. INVESTMENTS and TRUSTS income, value, transactions r1nc1udes those spouse and dependent children: see PP 34-60 filing instructions.) NONE (No reportable income, assets, transactions.) Description Assets (including trust assets) Income during reporting period Gross value end reporting period Transactions during reporting period  
Place "(X)" after each asset exempt from prior disclosure  (!) Amount Code (A-H)  (2) Type (e.g:, div., rent, int.)  (I) Value Code (J-P)  (2) Value Method Code (Q-W)  (!) Type (e.g., buy, sell, redemption)  (2) Date Month-Day  (3) Value Code (J-P)  (4) Gain Code (A-H)  (5) Identity buyer/seller (if private transaction)  

52. -Fidelity Contra Fund #022  Buy  12/29  
53. -Goldman Sachs Fsq Tax Free Money  Buy  12/31  
54. -Goldman Sachs Fsq Tax Free Money  Sold  12/31  
55. Trust  Int./Div.  
56. -Goldman Sachs Fsq Tax Free Money  
57. -Wasatch Source Income  
58. -Dodge Cox International Stock  
59. -Dodge Cox Stock Fund  
60. -Fidelity Contra Fund #022  
61. -Units Intermediate Tax Exempt Fund 1st Source Bank  
62. -Units Tax Exempt Fund Source Bank  
63. -Goldman Sachs Fsq Tax Free Money  Buy  1/31  
64. -Fidelity Low Priced Stock Fund #316  Sold  1/8  
65. -Goldman Sachs Fsq Tax Free Money  Sold  1/31  
66. -Units Tax Exempt Fund Source Bank  Buy  2/6  
67. -Fidelity Contra Fund #022  Buy  2/11  
68. -Goldman Sachs Fsq Tax Free Money  Buy  2/29 Jncome Gain Codes: =$1,000 less =$1,001 -$2,500 =$2,501 -$5.000 =$5,001 -$15,000 =$15.001 -$50,000  
(See Columns and 04) =$50,001 -$IOO,OOO =$100,001 -Sl,000,000 =$1,000,00 -$5,000,000 =More than $5,000,000 Value Codes =$15,000 less =$15,001 -$50,000 =550,001 -$100,000 =SI 00,00 -$250,000  
(See Columns and 03) =$250,001 -$500,000 =$500,001 -$1,000,000 =$1,000,001 -$5,000,000 =$5,000,001 -$25,000,000 =$25,000,00 -$50,000,000 =More than $50,000,000 Value Method Codes =Appraisal =Cost (Real Estate Only) =Assessment =Cash Market  
(See Column C2) =Book Value =Other =Estimated  

05/06/2009
Ripple, Kenneth 

VII. INVESTMENTS and TRUSTS income, value, transactions (Includes those spouse and dependent children; see PP 34-60 filing instructions.) NONE (No reportable income, assets, transactions.) 
Transactions during reporting period 
Income during Gross value end 
Description Assets 
reporting period reporting period 
(including trust assets) 
(I) 
(I) 
(2) 
(3)
(2) (I) 
(2) 
(5) 
Gain 
Identity 
Value
Type (e.g., Value 
Value 
Date
Amount 
Type (e.g.,
Place "(X)" after each asset 
Code 
Code 
buyer/seller
buy, sell, 
Month-
Code
div., rent, Code 
Method
exempt from prior disclosure 
(A-H) int.) (J-P) 
Code 
redemption) 
Day 
(if private 
(A-H) 
transaction)
(Q-W) 
69.  -Goldman Sachs Fsq Tax Free Money  Sold  2/29  
70.  -Dodge Cox Stock Fund  Buy  3/28  
71.  -Goldman Sachs Fsq Tax Free Money  Buy  3/31  
72.  -Goldman Sachs Fsq Tax Free Money  Sold  3/31  
73.  -Goldman Sachs Fsq Tax Free Money  Buy  4/30  
74.  -Goldman Sachs Fsq Tax Free Money  Sold  4/30  
75.  -Goldman Sachs Fsq Tax Free Money  Buy  5/31  
76.  -Goldman Sachs Fsq Tax Free Money  Sold  5/31  
77.  -Dodge Cox Stock Fund  Buy  6/27  
78.  -Goldman Sachs Fsq Tax Free Money  Buy  6/30  
79.  -Goldman Sachs Fsq Tax Free Money  Sold  6/30  
80.  -Goldman Sachs Fsq Tax Free Money  Buy  7/31  
81.  -Goldman Sachs Fsq Tax Free Money  Sold  7/31  
82.  -Goldman Sachs Fsq Tax Free Money  Buy  8/31  
83.  -Goldman Sachs Fsq Tax Free Money  Sold  8/31  
84.  -Dodge Cox Stock Fund  Buy  9/29  
85.  -Goldman Sachs Fsq Tax Free Money  Buy  9/30 Income Gain Codes: =$1,000 less =$1,001 -$2.500 =$2.501 -$5,000 =$5,001 -$15,000 =$15.001 -$50,000  
(See Columns and 04) =$50,00 -$I 00.000 =$100.001 -Sl,000,000 =$1,000,001 -$5,000,000 =More than $5,000,000 Value Codes =$15,000 less =$15,001 -$50,000  L=S50,001-SIOO,OOO =$100,001 -$250,000  
(See Columns and 03) =$250,001 -$500.000 =$500,001 -SI .000,000 =$1.000,001 -S5,000,000 =$5.000,001 -$25,000,000 =$25,000,00 -$50.000,000 =More than $50,000,000 Value Method Codes =Appraisal =Cost (Real Estate Only) =Assessment =Cash Market  
(See Column C2) =Book Value =Other  W=Estimated  

05/06/2009
Ripple, Kenneth 
VII. INVESTMENTS and TRUSTS income, value, transactions r1nc1udes those spouse and dependent children; see PP 34-60 filing instructions.) NONE (No reportable income, assets, transactions.) 
Gross value end Transactions during reporting period 
Description Assets Income during 
reporting period 
reporting period 
(including trust assets) 
(I) (2) (2) 
(2) 
(3)
(1) (5) 
Value 
Value
Amount 
Type (e.g.,
Place "(X)" after each asset 
Code 
Code 
Method
div., rent, 
exempt from prior disclosure 
(A-H) 
(J-P) 
Code int.) 
(Q-W) 
Type (e.g., buy, sell, redemption) 
Date 
Month-
Day 

Gain
Value 
Identity Code 
Code buyer/seller (if private transaction) (A-H)
(J-P) 
86.  -Julius Baer International Equity-I  Sold  9/8  
87.  -Goldman Sachs Fsq Tax Free Money  Sold  9/30  
88.  -Goldman Sachs Fsq Tax Free Money  Buy  10/31  
89.  -Goldman Sachs Fsq Tax Free Money  Sold  10/31  
90.  -Goldman Sachs Fsq Tax Free Money  Buy  11/30  
91.  -Goldman Sachs Fsq Tax Free Money  Sold  11/30  
92.  -Dodge Cox International Stock  Buy  12/23  
93.  -Dodge Cox Stock Fund  Buy  12/23  
94.  -Fidelity Contra Fund #022  Buy  12/29  
95.  -Goldman Sachs Fsq Tax Free Money  Buy  12/31  
96.  -Goldman Sachs Fsq Tax Free Money  Sold  12/31  
97. Source Bank -Checking  Interest  
98.  !nova Federal Credit Union  Interest  
99.  
100.  
JOI.  
102. Income Gain Codes: =$1,000 less =$1,001 -S2,500 =$2,501 -$5,000 =$5,001 -$15,000 =$15.001 -$50,000  
(See Columns and D4) =$50,00 -$I 00,000 =$100,001 -Sl,000,000 =$1,000,001 -$5,000,000 =More than $5,000,000 Value Codes =$15,000 less =$15,001 -$50,000 =$50,001 -$100,000 =$100,001 -S250,000  
(See Columns and D3) =$250,001 -$500,000 =$500,001 -$1,000,000 =$1,000,001 -$5,000,000 =$5,000,001 -$25,000,000 =$25,000,00 -$50,000,000 =More than $50,000,000 Value Method Codes =Appraisal =Cost (Real Estate Only) =Assessment =Cash Market  
(See Column C2) =Book Value =Other =Estimated  

Date Report 
Ripple, Kenneth 
05/06/2009 

VIII. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION EXPLANATIONS. (lndicate partofReport.) Positions 
Item No. Part-time Professor Law, University Notre Dame (joined faculty 1977; part-time since appointment the Judiciary). faculty member, Judge Ripple entitled purchase tickets discount for athletic events. receives, the same basis other faculty members, discount some items the University bookstore. also may use other University facilities such the library and athletic facilities. Notre Dame provides Judge Ripple with Westlaw and Lexis services for his academic needs. During the 2007-2008 academic year, Judge Ripple was paid sabbatical leave revise his course material. resumed teaching the Fall semester 2008. His sabbatical arrangement was approved the Judicial Conference Committee the Code Conduct. copy its opinion letter attached. Judge Ripp also had the approval the Chief Circuit Judge for his teaching activities. 
Item No. During the reporting period, Judge Ripple was member the visiting committees the Divinity School and the Law School the University Chicago. His term the Visiting Committee the Law School ended September 2008. continues member the Visiting Committee the Divinity School. Members the Visiting Committee simply give advice the administration and faculty the University. They have authority matters university governance. 
II. Agreement 
Item No. TIAA/CREF Pension Fund -Prior his appointment, Judge Ripple was full-time employee the University Notre Dame. During those years (1977-1985), both and the University contributed his behalf this nation-wide pension fund for University professors. The fund administered board trustees. Although Judge Ripple continues teach the University, neither nor the University contributes the fund part this arrangement. 
Item No. Part-time professor, University Notre Dame -Details are set forth above Section VIII, Gifts 

Union League Club Chicago -The Club has extended signing privileges that permit federal judges sitting Chicago use the Club's facilities the same cost charged members. Judge Ripple availed himself this privilege until October 2008. During that period, privilege holders paid $73.00 per month. Regular dues for non-resident member were $219.00 per quarter. October 29, became member the Union League Club the same basis available all other persons. His current status way connected his judicial office. 
The American Judicature Society gives all federal judges complimentary membership. Judge Ripple receives the Society's publication. Regular annual dues are $75.00. 
The Federal Bar Association gives all federal judges honorary membership. There are dues for honorary members. Judge Ripple receives the 
Association's publication. Regular dues for member the public sector who retired are $75.00. 

Various bar associations and similar legal organizations have extended honorary memberships Judge Ripple. did not use these memberships during the reporting period. Details are therefore omitted accordance with the instructions. 
West Publishing Company supplies Judge Ripple with sample set the Federal Reporter and miscellaneous legal material for use his chambers. The Company makes these books available all federal judges. The estimated value these materials $2235.25. This material used for the performance official duties. 
Judge Ripple received sample text books for the courses that teaches the University Notre Dame. These books were received under established programs through which publishers send such books all professors and ask that the professors consider the books for classroom use. Judge Ripple receives these books under the same conditions all other professors. Books were received from the following publisher (the value shown estimated the published retail price the books): 
LexisNexis $41.00 
VII. Investments and Trusts 
Item No. Judge Ripple made loan Mr. Driscoll years ago. Mr. Driscoll died 2007, and the loan now worthless. Therefore, will longer reflected this disclosure future years. 
Item Nos. I0, dividends interest are attributable any individual policy this type. Each policy does have cash value; that value noted. 
Item Nos. -54. These are all the holdings, purchase, and sale transactions within Trust No. (Item 13). 
Item Nos. -96. These are all the holdings, purchase, and sale transactions within Trust No. (Item 55). 
Item Nos. 86. Both Trust and Trust changed their holdings Julius Baer International Equity from Class shares Class shares. The trusts later fully disposed these holdings 
Item Nos. 57. The previous year this holding was Jst Source Monogram Income Equity Fund and now Wasatch -]st Source Income Equity Fund. !st Source bank recently completed reorganization the !st Source Monogram Funds into the Wasatch family Mutual Funds. 
Item Nos. 64. Both Trust and Trust sold their entire interest the Fidelity Low Priced Stock Fund #316. 

05/06/2009 

IX. CERTIFICATION. certify that all information given above (including information pertaining spouse and minor dependent children, any) accurate, true, and complete the best knowledge and belief, and that any information not reported was withheld because met applicable statutory provisio11s permitting non-disclosure. further certify that earned income from outside employment and honoraria and the acceptance of.gifts which have been reported are compliance with the provisions U.S.C. app.  501 et. seq., U.S.C.  7353, and Judicial Conference regulations. 
NOTE: ANY INDIVIDUAL WHO KNOWINGLY AND WILFULLY FALSIFI AND CRIMINAL SANCTIONS U.S.C. app.  104) 

FILING INSTRUCTIONS 
Mail signed original and additional copies to: 
Committee Financial Disclosure Administrative Office the United States Courts Suite 2-301 One Columbus Circle, N.E. Washington, D.C. 20544 

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JUDGE RICHARD  KOPf  
JUDGE ALAN LOURIE  ROBERT DEYLING  
JUDGE JAMES McCLURE.  COUNSEL  
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JUDGE RUDOLPH RANDA  
JUDGE RONALD WHITE  

JUDGE GORDON QUIST Tel (616) 456-2253 CHAIRMAN 
March 20, 2007 
Honorable Kenneth Ripple United States Court ofAppeals for the Seventh Circuit 
208 Robert Grant Federal Building 
and United States Courthouse 204 South Main Street 

South Bend, 46601
..... 
Re: Docket No. 1930 
Dear Judge Ripple: 

Thmk vou f0r vo11r inonirv 
You infom1 the Committee that over the last thirty years you have received salary within legal limits from accredited law school for part-time teaching. You plan continue part-time teaching but have asked the law school excused from teaching classes for the upcoming 2007-2008 academic year order update and retool your teaching methodologies and the subject matter taught. This raises the question whether not you may accept compensation for this :1ctivity without running afoul the Code Conduct and/or applicable regulations. 
Given the scope the Committee's jurisdiction, our response your inquiry limited :in analysi under the Code Conduct for United States Judges and Title the Ethics Reform Act 1989, amended ("Act"), U.S.C. App. 501 seq., which relates limitations outside earned income, honoraria, and outside employment, and the implementing regulations ofthe Judicial Conference the United States. 

Canon the Code Conduct for United States Judges provides: judge may speak, wTite, lecture, teach, and participate other activities concerning the law, the legal system, and the administration ofjustice." Canon the Code states: udge may receive compensation and reimbursement expenses for the law-related and extra-judicial activities permit1ed this Code, the source such payments does not give the appearance influencing the judge the judge's judicial duties otherwise give the appearance impropriety, subject the following restrictions: 

Compensation should not exceed reasonable amount nor 
should exceed what person who not judge would receive for the same judge should make required financial disclosures compliance with applicable statutes and Judicial Conference regulations and directives. 

The need review and update one's teaching material stay fresh and relevant inherent any Jong-tenn teaching activity. Thus, the Committee concJudes that the retooling and updating ofyour teaching methodologies and course materials part of"teaching" and permissible under Canon 4A. furthe1more, subject the constraints Canon you may receive compensation for your work. 
T.his conclusion further supported the Committee's analysis Title the Ethics Refmm Act 1989. Section 4(a) the regulations implementing the Act provides that judicial officer may not receive honorarium, which defined Section 4(b) a payment money anything value ... for appearance, speech article judicial officer employee." But Section 4(b )(2) excludes from the definition ofhonoraium" compensation received 
for ''teaching activity," prior approval ofthe teaching activity obtained from the chief judge the circuit required Section the reguJations Section 5(b) the regulations provides that: 

"Teaching" these regulatio includes teaching course study accredited educational institution participating educational program ofany duration that sponsored such institution and part its educational offering. Examples the tter arc lecture lecture series symposia sponsored law school college. Teaching includes participation conti.nuing legal education programs for which credit given licensing authorities programs which arc sponsored recognized providers continuing legal education. 

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meaningful participation bona fide components educational cuniculum 
plan, regardless the duration format the particular program which the 
covered senior employee partic ipates. The statutory authority "teach" for 
compensation thus includes permission participate the educational program accredited institution the manner which that institution plans and 
carries out 
its reachingfunction. When speeches and_ lectures are sponsored and presented 
within the overall educational progran1 accredited institution, the Conference 
believes that they not provide the occasion for any the evils Congress was 
seeking avert and accordingly, they should qualify "teaching." Thus, lecture, 
lecture series, symposia, moot courts, and jurist-in-residence programs may 
compensated "teaching," provided, course, the strictures the Codes 
Conduct are met. ... Participation bar review courses inthe preparation and 
grading bar exominations also qualifies teaching. 
(Emphasis added.) 
The Committee concludes that your proposed work revisit and refresh your teaching materials and methodologies "meaningful participation bona fide components educational curriculum plan" and qualifies teaching urider the Act. addition, your activity not unlike participation the "preparation" bar examinations which, according 
the Commentary, qualifies teaching." Acceptance compensation for this activity would not afoul the Act the regulations, provided you obtain the mandated prior approval. 

You have acknowledged that your outside earnings are subject the cap set forth Section the regulations which $25,200 for 2007. See Guide Judiciary Policies and Procedures, Vol. Chap. Pt. The 2008 limit has not yet been published. You are also required comply with the directives the Financial Disdosure Committee filing your annual report relates the compensation you receive from teaching. 
The Committee treats all inquiries and responses confidential and wjlJ disclose information about them only the narrow circumstances described the Comminee's confidentiality policy (set forth paragraph two the Preface Volume Guide Judicimy Policies and Procedures). hope this response has been helpfol. you have any further question, please call 
write. 

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