By: Daily Record Staff//November 15, 2023
By: Daily Record Staff//November 15, 2023//
New York State Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics
Part-time town justice
Background: A part-time justice asks if he may be employed as a salaried conflict defender in the county in which his court is located. The conflict defender’s caseload is primarily in Family Court, although the judge also appears in a few town courts before non-attorney judges. The judge does not handle child protective proceedings, persons in need of supervision cases, or juvenile delinquency matters.
Opinion: The Committee concluded that a part-time town justice may serve as a part-time assistant conflict defender in the county in which the judge’s court is located.