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Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics — Prior Clients: Opinion 10-139

NYS Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics Prior Clients Collecting Fees Opinion 10-139 Background: An inquiring judge asked whether he may continue to receive money from a Sheriff’s Office regarding wage garnishments for certain clients. There is no further legal work ...

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Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics — Divorce: Opinion 10-99

NYS Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics Divorce Ex-spouse’s Former Counsel Opinion 10-99 Background: An attorney and part-time judge inquired as to whether an attorney who represented his ex-spouse in a family court matter, or his associates, may appear before him ...

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Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics — Publishing and Marketing a Book: Opinion 10-84

NYS Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics Publishing and Marketing a Book Opinion 10-84 Background: A full-time judge asked whether he may copyright a bench book relating to a particular topic that he commonly addresses in cases in which he presides. ...

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Committee on Judicial Ethics — Part-Time Judge: Opinion 10-127

NYS Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics Part-Time Judge Process Server Opinion 10-127 Background: A part-time judge inquired into the propriety of accepting employment as a process server. The judge stated that his employment would not take him into the jurisdiction ...

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Committee on Judicial Ethics — Fundraising: Opinion 10-103

NYS Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics Fundraising Participation Opinion 10-103 Background: The inquirer asked whether it would be permissible to participate in a non-law club fundraiser wherein he would participate as a cook, bus boy, dishwasher or waiter.  Further, the ...

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Committee on Judicial Ethics — Appearance of Impropriety: Secretary’s Private Legal Matter

NYS Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics Appearance of Impropriety Secretary’s Private Legal Matter Opinion 10-72 Background: An inquiring judge asked whether it would be permissible for an attorney to continue to appear in Family Court on appointed and retained matters ...

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Committee on Judicial Ethics — Appearance of Impropriety: Opinion 09-181

NYS Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics — Appearance of Impropriety Speaking Engagements Opinion 09-181 Background: A full-time judge that presides in a matrimonial part asked whether he may (1) speak about family law to employees of an insurance company; (2) ...

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Committee on Judicial Ethics — Appointing Former Law Clerks: Joint Opinion 10-107/10-158

NYS Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics Appointing Former Law Clerks Referee Positions Joint Opinion 10-107/10-158 Background: Two inquiring judges asked whether they can appoint former law clerks to certain positions after the clerks retire. The first seeks to appoint a ...

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Committee on Judicial Ethics — Co-judges and Former Associates: Opinion 10-135

NYS Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics Co-judges and Former Associates Recusal Opinion 10-135 Background: A self-represented plaintiff requested that a full-time judge recuse himself from a case because two attorneys in the law firm representing the defendant were the judge’s colleagues ...

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Committee on Judicial Ethics — Part-Time Judge: Opinion 11-22

NYS Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics Part-Time Judge Elected Office Opinion 11-22 Background: A part-time judge asks whether he may serve the remaining years of his term as an elected fire commissioner for a local fire district and thereafter run ...

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Committee on Judicial Ethics — Prosecution by Lay Complainant: Joint Opinion 10-170/11-03

NYS Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics Prosecution by Lay Complainant Joint Opinion 10-170/11-03 Background: Two town justices asked how to proceed when lay complainants file complaints regarding alleged criminal violations, and the district attorney declines to either prosecute the matter ...

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