An Administrative Law Judge Shall Limit Compensation Received for Certain Activities.

An administrative law judge may receive compensation and reimbursement of expenses for activities permitted by this code if the source of such payments does not give the appearance of influencing the judge in the judge’s judicial duties or otherwise give the appearance of impropriety. Compensation should not exceed a reasonable amount nor should it exceed what a person who is not a judge would receive for the same activity. Expense reimbursement should be limited to a reasonable per diem or the actual cost of travel, food, and lodging reasonably incurred by the judge and, where appropriate to the occasion, by the judge’s spouse. Any payment in excess of such an amount is compensation.