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NYS Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics – Recusal: Opinion 21-176

New York State Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics Recusal Court clerk threatened by litigant Opinion 21-176 Background: The inquiring judge is presiding in several criminal cases involving the same defendant, and expects to be assigned a summary civil proceeding involving ...

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NYS Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics – Cooperating in police investigation: Opinion 21-174

New York State Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics Cooperating in police investigation Information regarding bench conference Opinion 21-174 Background: The inquiring judge asks about the possible disqualification and/or insulation requirements if the judge or their law clerk cooperate as fact ...

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NYS Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics – Town justice employment: Opinion 21-173

New York State Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics Town justice employment Sheriff’s deputy Opinion 21-173 Background: The inquiring town justice asks if they may hold outside employment as a confidential secretary to the county sheriff. The secretary works with the ...

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NYS Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics – Former assistant public defenders: Opinion 21-172

New York State Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics Former assistant public defenders Disqualification obligations Opinion 21-172 Background: A supervising judge asks about the disqualification obligations of two newly elected judges who previously worked for the public defender’s office. They were ...

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NYS Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics – Hypothetical questions: Opinion 21-169

New York State Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics Hypothetical questions Refusal to answer Opinion 21-169 Background: The inquiring town justice is also employed as a city’s director of finance and administration. He asks if he may preside in criminal matters ...

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NYS Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics – Office of Court Administration: Opinion 21-168

New York State Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics Office of Court Administration memorandum Ethical obligations Opinion 21-168 Background: An administrative judge asked if he may direct a court attorney-referee, who was appointed to hear and determine a matter, to comply ...

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NYS Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics – Advertising law school program: Opinion 21-170

New York State Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics Advertising law school program Instagram account Opinion 21-170 Background: The inquiring judge serves on an alternative dispute resolution advisory committee and recently took a mediation skills training course at a local law ...

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NYS Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics – Comptroller survey: Opinion 21-167

New York State Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics Comptroller survey 18-b program Opinion 21-167 Background: The inquiring judge received a survey from the county comptroller making inquiries into the county’s 18-b assigned counsel program. The survey is not anonymous as ...

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NYS Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics – Public condemnation: Opinion 21-147

New York State Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics Public condemnation Doxxing incident – Administration of justice Opinion 21-147 Background: Several judicial associations are considering whether to issue a joint public statement concerning a recent “doxxing” incident where an individual deliberately ...

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NYS Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics – Re-election Opinion 21-128

New York State Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics Re-election Political activity – Window period calculation Opinion 21-128 Background: The inquiring Supreme Court justice presides in a multi-county judicial district. The judge plans to seek re-election in 2022 and asks for ...

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