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Kenneth F. Ripple – 2008

Kenneth F. Ripple – 2008

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0510612009 
Ripple, Kenneth 
 
III. N-INVESTMENT COME. (Reporting individual and spouse; see pp. 17-14 filing instructions.) Filers Non-Investment Income NONE (No reportable non-investment income.) 
 
 SOURCE AND TYPE INCOME 
(yours, not spouses) 2008 Part-time teaching -University Notre Dame $23,176.44 Spouses 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 Clubs 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 Societys 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 
Associations 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 
 
COMMITTEE CODES CONDUCT THE 
JUDICIAL CONFERENCE THE UNITED ATES 
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT 
482 GERALD FORD FEDERAL BUILDING 
 
110 MICHIGAN STREET, N.W. GRAND RAPIDS, 49503-2363 
 
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JUDGE JAY GARCIA-GREGORY JUDGE ANDREW HANEN JUDGE FRANK MAYS HULL JUDGE DENIS HURLEY 
 
JUDGE RICHARD KOPf 
JUDGE ALAN LOURIE ROBERT DEYLING 
JUDGE JAMES McCLURE. COUNSEL 
JUDGE MARGARET McKEOWN 
JUDGE THOMAS MUMMERT. Ill (202) 502-1100 
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 Committees 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 judges 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 ones 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 ofteaching and permissible under Canon 4A. furthe1more, subject the constraints Canon you may receive compensation for your work. 
T.his conclusion further supported the Committees 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 Comminees 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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