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NYS Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics – Reporting to the Grievance Committee: Opinion 21-45

New York State Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics Reporting to the Grievance Committee Recusal – Disclosure of reported attorney Opinion 21-45 Background: The inquiring judge reported an attorney to the grievance committee and is disqualified in matters where the attorney ...

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NYS Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics – Judicial candidacy: Opinion 21-36

New York State Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics Judicial candidacy Leftover law sign frames Opinion 21-36 Background: The inquiring judge purchased and used $2,500 worth of wooden frames for lawn signs in their most recent election campaign. Now that the ...

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NYS Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics – Prior work as attorney for the child: Opinion 21-27

New York State Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics Prior work as attorney for the child Disclosure – Twelve years prior to current case Opinion 21-27 Background: The inquiring judge asked whether he may hear a custody/visitation case involving the same ...

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NYS Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics – Television interview: Opinion 21-24

New York State Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics Television interview Eldercare investigation Opinion 21-24 Background: A part-time judge asks if he may participate in an interview with a local news station regarding the experiences of the judge’s first-degree relative at ...

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NYS Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics – Ordained minister: Opinion 20-214

New York State Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics Ordained minister For-profit business – Officiating weddings Opinion 20-214 Background: A part-time judge asks if they may open a business as an ordained minister wedding officiant. The judge would advertise their availability ...

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NYS Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics – Investing in company: Opinion 20-208

New York State Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics Investing in company Medicinal and recreational marijuana Opinion 20-208 Background: A full-time judge asks if it is ethically permissible to purchase shares of stock in a foreign corporation publicly held on the ...

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NYS Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics – Judicial acquaintance: Opinion 21-04

New York State Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics Judicial acquaintance Former student Opinion 21-04 Background: A town justice recently handled a criminal case involving a second-degree relative of the justice court clerk. The judge completely insulated the court clerk from ...

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NYS Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics – Former prosecutor: Opinion 21-05

New York State Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics Former prosecutor One appearance – Case transferred to judge’s court Opinion 21-05 Background: The inquiring judge is a former prosecutor. Before assuming the bench, the judge was the prosecutor on duty in ...

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NYS Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics – New full-time judge: Opinion 21-17

New York State Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics New full-time judge Participation in 401(k) profit sharing plan – Loan payback Opinion 21-17 Background: A new full-time judge was a partner in a law firm and participated in the firm’s 401(k) ...

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NYS Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics – Television interview: Opinion 21-24

New York State Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics Television interview Eldercare investigation Opinion 21-24 Background: A part-time judge asks if he may participate in an interview with a local news station regarding the experiences of the judge’s first-degree relative at ...

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NYS Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics – Spouse’s role in related cases: Opinion 20-211

New York State Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics Spouse’s role in related cases Family court neglect/abuse cases – Criminal court Opinion 20-211 Background: The inquiring full-time judge presides in many criminal cases. His spouse is an assistant county attorney who ...

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