37 CFR 251.35 - Outside employment and other activities.

§ 251.35 Outside employment and other activities.
(a) From the time of selection to the time when all possibility of being selected to serve on a court-ordered remand is ended, no arbitrator shall—
(1) Engage in any outside business or other activity that would cause a reasonable person to question the arbitrator's ability to render an impartial decision;
(2) Accept any speaking engagement, whether paid or unpaid, related to the proceeding or sponsored by a party that would be affected by the outcome of the proceeding; or
(3) Accept any honorarium, whether directly or indirectly paid, for any appearance, speech, or article related to the proceeding or offered by a party who would be affected by the outcome of the proceeding.
(b) Honoraria indirectly paid include payments—
(1) Given with the arbitrator's knowledge and acquiescence to the arbitrator's parent, sibling, spouse, child, or dependent relative because of that person's relationship to the arbitrator, or
(2) Given to any other person, including any charitable organization, on the basis of designation, recommendation, or other specification by the arbitrator.

Title 37 published on 2014-07-01

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