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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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NYS Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics – Hypothetical questions: Opinion 21-169

New York State Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics Hypothetical questions Refusal to answer Opinion 21-169 Background: The inquiring town justice is also employed as a city’s director of finance and administration. He asks if he may preside in criminal matters ...

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NYS Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics – Office of Court Administration: Opinion 21-168

New York State Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics Office of Court Administration memorandum Ethical obligations Opinion 21-168 Background: An administrative judge asked if he may direct a court attorney-referee, who was appointed to hear and determine a matter, to comply ...

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NYS Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics – Advertising law school program: Opinion 21-170

New York State Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics Advertising law school program Instagram account Opinion 21-170 Background: The inquiring judge serves on an alternative dispute resolution advisory committee and recently took a mediation skills training course at a local law ...

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