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NYS Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics – First-degree relative pending employment: Opinion 20-36

New York State Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics First-degree relative pending employment Pending decision with law firm Opinion 20-36 Background: The inquiring judge completed a small claims hearing in which only one party retained counsel. Coincidentally, after the hearing, the jduge’s first-degree relative, a non-lawyer, applied for employment with the law firm as a paralegal. Both the relative’s job ...

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