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NYS Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics

NYS Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics – Village’s non-discrimination policy: Opinion 18-161

New York State Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics Village’s non-discrimination policy Mandatory signature Opinion 18-161 Background: The inquiring judge asks whether it is ethically permissible to sign a statement of compliance with the Village’s recently adopted policy on non-discrimination and ...

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NYS Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics – Part-time judge: Opinion 18-152

New York State Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics Part-time judge Fire district treasurer – Taxpayer supported Opinion 18-152 Background: A non-judge who expects to assume judicial office asks if he may serve simultaneously as town justice and treasurer of the ...

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NYS Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics – Part-time judge: Opinion 18-149

New York State Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics Part-time judge Assigned counsel program – Deputy administrator Opinion 18-149 Background: A part-time village justice asks if he may serve as a deputy administrator of the county’s assigned counsel program. The program ...

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NYS Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics – Part-time justice: Opinion 18-148

New York State Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics Part-time justice Public employment – Contract worker – Court records destruction Opinion 18-148 Background: A part-time justice asked if he may accept employment with the town or village he serves as a ...

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NYS Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics – Participation in sporting event: Opinion 18-147

New York State Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics Participation in sporting event District attorney’s office sole promoter Opinion 18-147 Background: The inquiring judge presides in arraignments or issues orders of protection on occasion. He asks if he may participate in ...

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NYS Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics – Judicial involvement in judicial appointment: Opinion 18-142

New York State Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics Judicial involvement in judicial appointment Opinion 18-142 Background: The inquiring judge asks if he may be involved in the selection and appointment process for his co-judge by meeting with the appointing authority ...

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NYS Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics – Part-time judge: Opinion 18-129

New York State Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics Part-time judge Magistrate off-hour juvenile arraignment – Attorney for the child Opinion 18-129 Background: The inquiring part-time lawyer judge accepts Family Court appointments as attorney for the child in juvenile delinquency cases. ...

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NYS Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics – Law clerk: Opinion 18-37

New York State Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics Law clerk Former attorney clients – Appearance before judge Opinion 18-37 Background: The inquiring judge’s law clerk was previously a salaried law firm associate. When the law clerk previously worked as a ...

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NYS Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics – Full-time judge: Opinion 18-144

New York State Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics Full-time judge Participation in task force – Public health and safety Opinion 18-144 Background: A full-time judge asks if he may accept an invitation from a not-for-profit charitable or civic community organization ...

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NYS Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics – Town justice tax certiorari case: Opinion 18-139

New York State Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics Town justice tax certiorari case Disqualification Opinion 18-139 Background: The inquiring town justice has filed a tax certiorari case in Supreme Court challenging the valuation of his property in the town. In ...

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NYS Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics – Judge as fact witness: Opinion 18-138

New York State Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics  Judge as fact witness Attorney disciplinary proceeding Opinion 18-138 Background: The inquiring surrogate recently presided over a probate proceeding. The attorney who drafted the will submitted an affidavit concerning a drafting error in ...

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