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NYS Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics – Full-time judge: Opinion 17-126

New York State Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics Full-time judge Election Law declaratory action – Spouse’s employer’s contribution to litigant’s campaign Opinion 17-126 Background: A full-time judge is presiding in a declaratory judgment action filed by the Board of Elections. ...

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NYS Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics – Full-time judge: Opinion 17-122

New York State Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics Full-time judge Law clerk – Serve on zoning board of appeals Opinion 17-122 Background: A full-time judge asks if he may permit his law clerk to serve on a local municipality’s zoning ...

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NYS Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics – Plea agreements: Opinion 17-110

New York State Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics Plea agreements Participation and suggestions – Initiating plea agreements Opinion 17-110 Background: The inquiring judge wishes to be more active in plea negotiations, beyond only approving or rejecting a proposed plea. Often, ...

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NYS Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics – Public workshop hosted by advocacy group: Opinion 17-108

New York State Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics Public workshop hosted by advocacy group Opinion 17-108 Background: The inquiring judge asked if he may attend a “call to service and compassion workshop” honoring child abuse victims and survivors and their ...

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NYS Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics – Full-time judge: Opinion 17-143

New York State Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics Full-time judge Co-Oonership in real property Opinion 17-143 Background: The full-time judge and his spouse have a 50% interest in real property. The other 50 percent is held by a sole practitioner ...

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NYS Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics – Traffic violation: Opinion 17-107

New York State Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics Traffic violation Ex parte communication – Communication from police officer Opinion 17-107 Background: A town justice asks if he may dismiss a traffic summons for a moving violation at the written request ...

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NYS Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics – Part-time judge: Opinion 17-105

New York State Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics Part-time judge Employee as member of town board Opinion 17-105 Background: The inquiring part-time town justice has an employee in his private law office who is running for town board. He asks ...

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NYS Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics – Attendance at free public conference – Opinion 17-146

New York State Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics Attendance at free public conference Human trafficking Opinion 17-146 Background: The inquiring judge asks if it is permissible to attend a free conference focusing on human trafficking and commercial sexual exploitation of ...

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NYS Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics – First-degree relative: Opinion 17-119

New York State Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics First-degree relative Public sector employee – Non-supervisory capacity Opinion 17-119 Background: The inquiring judge asked whether he may continue to preside in Department of Social Services matters if his first-degree relative is ...

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NYS Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics – Speaking engagement: Opinion 17-117

New York State Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics Speaking engagement Not-for-profit organizations – Advertisement – Mere identification Opinion 17-117 Background: The inquiring judge asked whether he may permit a non-profit organization to advertise that he will be speaking at a ...

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NYS Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics – Application to District Attorney’s Office: Opinion 17-93

New York State Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics Application to District Attorney’s Office – Disqualification Opinion 17-93 Background: The inquiring judge asks whether he may preside in matters involving the local district attorney’s office since he has applied for a ...

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