By: Daily Record Staff//October 2, 2023
By: Daily Record Staff//October 2, 2023//
New York State Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics
Documentary on deceased judge’s life
Background: The inquiring full-time judge asked if it is ethically permissible to participate in a commercially produced documentary about the life and work of a deceased former judge, who was the inquiring judge’s mentor for many years. The judge is expected to be interviewed on film about their recollections of their former mentor, their relationship, and the influence the mentor had on the inquiring judge’s life and career.
Opinion: The Committee concluded that a full-time judge may participate, without compensation, in an interview for a documentary about the life and career of a now-deceased judge who served as the inquirer’s mentor.