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NYS Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics – Prior representation: Opinion 18-171

New York State Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics Prior representation Judge-shopping – Ethical obligations Opinion 18-171 Background: Before assuming the bench, the inquiring full-time judge practiced law jointly with a first-degree relative. The judge’s relative previously retained counsel in a highly confidential matter that directly affected both their interests as former law partners. Once that matter concluded, the judge’s ...

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