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NYS Advisory Committee for Judicial Ethics – Judicial Candidate: Opinion 15-196

New York State Advisory Committee for Judicial Ethics Judicial Candidate Campaign Commercial Opinion 15-196 Background: The inquiring judicial candidate is currently a law clerk who frequently conferences cases for his judge. The candidate asks if he may film a campaign ...

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NYS Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics – Family Court: Opinion 15-195

New York State Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics Family Court – Child Protective Services Investigation Opinion 15-195 Background: A family court judge asked if disqualification is required in a case where the judge ordered a child protective investigation by the ...

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NYS Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics – Court Clerk: Opinion 16-104

New York State Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics Court Clerk Regular Meetings with the Mayor Opinion 16-104 Background: The inquiring village justice asks whether he may permit the chief court clerk to attend the mayor’s monthly meetings with the village ...

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NYS Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics – Notification of Witnesses on Behalf of Parties: Opinion 16-101

New York State Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics Notification of Witnesses on Behalf of Parties Effective Date Opinion 16-101 Background: In Opinion 15-197(B), the Committee amended a prior opinion striking the final paragraph to reflect that a justice court should ...

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NYS Advisory committee on Judicial Ethics – Public Comment: Opinion 16-78

New York State Advisory committee on Judicial Ethics Public Comment Change in Law – Speed Limit Opinion 16-78 Background: The inquiring judge asks if it is ethically permissible to express his views to the town board concerning a proposed change ...

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New York State Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics Administrative Judge’s Law Suit Disclosure Opinion 16-77 Background: The inquiring judges’ administrative judge is a named plaintiff in a proceeding against certain entities and attorneys for allegedly fraudulent and deceptive business practices, ...

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NYS Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics – Expert Witness: Opinion 16-23

New York State Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics Expert Witness Question of Competency Opinion 16-23 Background: Based on his professional observations as a judge or as an attorney, the inquiring judge questions the competence of a doctor who frequently appears ...

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NYS Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics – Judge as Co-Trustee of Charitable Trust: Opinion 15-223

New York State Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics Judge as Co-Trustee of Charitable Trust Opinion 15-223 Background: The inquiring full-time judge is one of two co-trustees of a charitable trust established by the judge’s first-degree relative. The trust cannot lobby ...

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NYS Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics – Law Clerk: Opinion 15-172

New York State Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics Law Clerk Former District Attorney – Insulation Opinion 15-172 Background: The inquiring judge plans to hire a former district attorney as his law clerk and asks if he may then preside in ...

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NYS Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics – Judge as Fact Witness: Opinion 16-106

New York State Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics Judge as Fact Witness Opinion 16-106 Background: The inquiring judge asked if he may complete a Department of Social Services “Residency Verification” form which requests strictly factual information concerning the names of ...

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