Office of State Ethics Legal Division
Any person subject to the Code of Ethics for Public Officials or the Code of Ethics for Lobbyists has the right to request an advisory opinion. Until amended or revoked, these opinions are binding and, if relied upon in good faith by the requestor, constitute an absolute defense to a criminal allegation of a Code violation.
Declaratory Rulings are formal opinions, interpreting the Codes of Ethics, which are issued by the Citizen’s Ethics Advisory Board upon the request of any person who is not subject to the Codes of Ethics.
Legal Division Staff
|Brian O'Dowd||General Counsel||860-263-2395||Brian.O'Dowd@ct.gov|
|Diane Buxo||Assistant General Counsel||860-263-2416||Diane.Buxo@ct.gov|
|Marianne Sadowski||Deputy General Counsel||860-263-2384||Marianne.Sadowski@ct.gov|
|Melissa Hamilton||Paralegal Specialist||860-263-2388||Melissa.Hamilton@ct.gov|