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NYS Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics – Court clerk misconduct: Opinion 20-15

New York State Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics Court clerk misconduct Report to court administrators Opinion 20-15 Background: The inquiring judge issued a default judgment in a matter after a litigant repeatedly failed to appear. The judge subsequently learned that ...

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NYS Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics – Former law partner: Opinion 20-07

New York State Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics Former law partner Unpaid fees – Employed by department of social services Opinion 20-07 Background: The inquiring judge dissolved a legal partnership that he held with another attorney more than two years ...

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NYS Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics – Sports activity: Opinion 20-02

New York State Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics Sports activity Referee – Compensated activity Opinion 20-02 Background: The inquiring full-time judge asks if he may serve as a compensated referee for certain private not-for-profit high school and grammar school sports ...

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NYS Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics – Supervisory relationship with attorney spouse: Opinion 19-170

New York State Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics Supervisory relationship with attorney spouse Part-time judge – Private not-for-profit college – Multi-year grant-funded project Opinion 19-170 Background: The inquiring part-time judge is also a high-level administrator at a private not-for-profit college ...

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NYS Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics – Retired judges: Opinion 19-130

New York State Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics Retired judges Appointments – Mediation – Fee applications Opinion 19-130 Background: The inquiring judge asks if he may approve an application of a former trial-level judge, who retired less than two years ...

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NYS Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics – Part-time judge spouse’s employment: Opinion 19-162

New York State Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics Part-time judge spouse’s employment Forest ranger – Tickets – Awards ceremony Opinion 19-162 Background: The inquiring part-time judge asks about his spouse’s employment as a forest ranger with law enforcement responsibilities. The ...

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NYS Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics – Hiring court clerk: Opinion 19-153

New York State Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics Hiring court clerk Hiring procedure – Withholding consent – Relationship to town supervisor Opinion 19-153 Background: A town justice is concerned about the town board’s choice of a new court clerk. The ...

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NYS Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics – Spouse employed by sheriff: Opinion 19-157

New York State Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics   Spouse employed by sheriff Non-supervisory capacity – Former employment supervising attorney Opinion 19-157   Background: The inquiring judge asked whether he may preside in county court over matters involving the county ...

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NYS Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics – Full-time judge: Opinion 19-143

New York State Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics Full-time judge Teaching – For-profit college Opinion 19-143 Background: The inquiring full-time judge asks if he may teach a law-related class at a private, for-profit college and receive the usual and reasonable ...

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NYS Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics – Part-time judge: Opinion 19-151

New York State Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics Part-time judge outside activities Voluntary appointive position – Scoutmaster – Fire department Opinion 19-151 Background: A new part-time judge, who is also an emergency medical technician, asks if he may continue with ...

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NYS Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics – Not-for-profit board member: Appointed by government official

New York State Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics Not-for-profit board member Appointed by government official Opinion 19-136 Background: The inquiring full-time judge asks if he may serve on the board of a not-for-profit performing arts center, where the appointment or ...

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