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NYS Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics – Unexpended campaign funds: Opinion 22-102

New York State Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics Unexpended campaign funds Not-for-profit donation – Commission plaque Opinion 22-102 Background: A sitting judge has leftover campaign funds which will not be practicable to return pro rata to contributors. The judge asks ...

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NYS Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics – Part-time town justice: Opinion 22-101

New York State Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics Part-time town justice Administrative law judge position Opinion 22-101 Background: The inquiring part-time attorney judge presided in a town court, which previously exercised jurisdiction over all town code offenses, some of which ...

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NYS Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics – Obligation to third-party: Opinion 22-100

New York State Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics Obligation to third-party Construction contract dispute – Safety concerns Opinion 22-100 Background: The inquiring judicial hearing officer presided over a contract dispute between a construction manager and a subcontractor over the renovation ...

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NYS Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics – Supplemental needs trust: Opinion 22-98

New York State Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics Supplemental needs trust Trust protector – Fourth-degree relative Opinion 22-98 Background: The inquiring judge asks if he may serve as the trust protector of a supplemental needs trust for his fourth-degree relative ...

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NYS Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics – Teaching law school clinic: Opinion 22-97

New York State Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics Teaching law school clinic Drafting legislation – Proposing legislation Opinion 22-97 Background: The inquiring full-time judge asks if he may teach a law school clinic that will research and draft proposed legislation ...

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NYS Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics – Judicial candidate: Opinion 22-96

New York State Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics Judicial candidate Photographs with judges – Campaign social media page Opinion 22-96 Background: The inquiring court attorney is a declared candidate for election to full-time judicial office within the applicable window period. ...

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NYS Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics – Non-attorney, part-time judge: Opinion 22-95

New York State Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics Non-attorney, part-time judge Board of Directors – Homeowner’s Association Opinion 22-95 Background: The inquiring part-time non-attorney judge owns property outside the county in which the judge presides, and he currently serves on ...

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NYS Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics – Ruling on cross-motion for sanctions: Opinion 22-82

New York State Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics Ruling on cross-motion for sanctions Allegations of judicial misconduct – Referral to Commission on Judicial Conduct Opinion 22-82 Background: The inquiring judge asks whether he may rule on a cross-motion for sanctions, ...

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NYS Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics – Criminal defendant’s court-related: Opinion 22-80

New York State Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics Criminal defendant’s court-related employment Judge drafting letter about employment Opinion 22-80 Background: The inquiring judge presides in a problem-solving court, which contracted with a not-for-profit agency to hire a court coordinator and ...

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