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NYS Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics – Character reference letter: Opinion 19-116

New York State Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics Character reference letter Familial relationship with applicant Opinion 19-116 Background: The inquiring judge’s niece/nephew is a law student and is applying for post-graduation employment in a government law office that does not appear before the judge. The judge asks if he may provide a character reference to the prospective employer. Opinion: The ...