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New York State Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics: Part-time attorney-judge: Opinion 22-35

New York State Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics Part-time attorney-judge Assistant attorney general – Sex Offender Management and Treatment Act Opinion 22-35 Background: A part-time village justice, who is permitted to practice law, asks if they may accept employment as ...

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NYS Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics: Ex parte communication: Opinion 22-34

New York State Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics Ex parte communication Inmate – Conviction integrity unit Opinion 22-34 Background: The inquiring judge recently received ex parte correspondence from an inmate. The letter claims the inmate was convicted due to perjured ...

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NYS Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics – Judge’s recusal: Opinion 22-33

New York State Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics Judge’s recusal Possible conflict – Reporting the judge Opinion 22-33 Background: The inquiring judge is presiding in a criminal case. He asks if it is necessary to report the judge who previously ...

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NYS Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics – Reporting to grievance committee: Opinion 22-32

New York State Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics Reporting to grievance committee Attorney allegations of opposing counsel’s conduct Opinion 22-32 Background: The inquiring judge is presiding in a case where the defendant has raised questions about opposing counsel’s fitness to ...

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NYS Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics – Former clients: Opinion 22-31

New York State Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics Former clients Nine years since representation ended Opinion 22-31 Background: The inquiring part-time attorney judge asks if he may preside in a small claims matter involving a former client he represented in ...

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NYS Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics – Full-time judge: Opinion 22-30

New York State Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics Full-time judge Bar association’s nominating committee Opinion 22-30 Background: The inquiring full-time judge asked whether he may serve as a member of the nominating committee of a bar association. Opinion: The Committee ...

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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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