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NYS Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics – Co-judge’s former law partners and associates: Opinion 19-23

New York State Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics Co-judge’s former law partners and associates No bar for appearing before co-judge Opinion 19-23 Background: The inquiring judge advises that a co-judge’s former partners or associates may appear before him in his ...

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NYS Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics – Attorney spouse: Opinion 19-13

New York State Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics Attorney Spouse Government law office – Co-judge’s spouse Opinion 19-13 Background: A full-time judge and part-time judge in the same city court ask whether they may preside in cases involving certain attorneys ...

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NYS Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics – Town justice: Opinion 19-12

New York State Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics Town justice County court law clerk – Insulation Opinion 19-12 Background: The inquiring part-time town justice also serves concurrently as a full-time principal law clerk to a county court judge, and is ...

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NYS Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics – Part-time judge: Opinion 19-16

New York State Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics Part-time judge Full-time secretary to superior court judge – Disqualification Opinion 19-16 Background: A part-time town justice is also a full-time secretary to a superior court judge in the same county. The ...

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NYS Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics – Part-time justice: Opinion 19-07

New York State Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics Part-time justice Trail maintenance worker Opinion 19-07 Background: A part-time justice asks if he may concurrently work for the town as a part-time community trail maintenance worker. The position is not currently ...

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NYS Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics – Part-time lawyer judge: Opinion 18-163

New York State Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics Part-time lawyer judge Legal services to medical marijuana corporation Opinion 18-163 Background: A part-time lawyer judge, with a background in regulatory matters, federal law enforcement and litigation, asks if he may accept ...

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NYS Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics – Fund-raiser: Opinion 18-35

New York State Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics Fund-raiser Disqualification obligations during election campaign Opinion 18-35 Background: A judge who is within his window period for reelection would like to attend a political party fund-raiser where the ticket price $2,000 ...

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NYS Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics – Re-election window: Opinion 18-167

New York State Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics Re-election window Shared expenses – Event with non-judicial candidates Opinion 18-167 Background: A full-time judge who is within his window period for re-election asks if he may pay a share of the ...

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NYS Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics – New procedure for traffic infraction: Opinion 18-73

New York State Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics New procedure for traffic infraction Question of law Opinion 18-73 Background: An officer of a magistrate’s association asks if town and village justices may send an informational form letter to defendant motorists ...

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NYS Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics – Court clerk social relationship with protected party: Opinion 18-173

New York State Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics Court clerk social relationship with protected party Criminal matter – Part-time judge’s former relationship with defendant’s parents Opinion 18-173 Background: A part-time lawyer judge asks if he may preside in a criminal ...

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NYS Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics – Former board member: Opinion 19-01

New York State Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics Former board member Public benefit corporation – Non-legal role Opinion 19-01 Background: The inquiring judge recently resigned from the board of a public benefit corporation before assuming full-time judicial office. The position ...

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