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Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics — Judicial Candidate: Opinion 11-64

NYS Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics Judicial Candidate Screening Committee Opinion 11-64 Background: A candidate for another judicial office recently appeared before a political party’s judicial screening committee. The judge asked whether he has any disclosure or disqualification obligations when ...

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Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics — Published Author: Opinion 11-04

NYS Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics Published Author Book Signing — Announcements Opinion 11-04 Background: A judge asked whether he may advise his undergraduate and law school classmates, on judicial stationary, that a novel he has written was recently published. ...

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Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics — Prior Fiduciary Capacity: Opinion 11-07

NYS Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics Prior Fiduciary Capacity Seeking Fees Opinion 11-07 Background: A judge asks whether it is ethically permissible for him to execute a final accounting affidavit relating to work he had performed as a receiver prior to ...

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Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics — Judicial Elections: Opinion 10-117

NYS Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics Judicial Elections Supporting a Candidate Opinion 10-117 Background: A part-time judge, who also maintains a law practice, regularly appears before a full-time judge who is currently seeking election to judicial office. The part-time judge ...

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Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics — Political Activities: Opinion 10-207

NYS Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics Political Activities Seeking Non-Judicial Office Opinion 10-207 Background: The inquiring judge asks whether he may also run for a position as the commissioner of the fire district where he resides. Ruling: The rules prohibit ...

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Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics — Public Appearance: Opinion 10-102

NYS Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics Public Appearance Television Show Opinion 10-102 Background: The inquiring judge asks whether it is permissible to appear monthly on a local news broadcast to answer questions about topics relating to the criminal justice system. ...

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Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics — Disqualification: Opinion 12-12

NYS Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics Disqualification ‘Representation in Personal vs. Official Capacity’ Opinion 12-12 Background: The inquiring town justice had received a subpoena relating to his judicial position and he consulted the town attorney for advice about responding to ...

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Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics — Conflict of Interest: Opinion 891

NYS Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics Conflict of Interest Interest in Title Company Opinion 891 Background: The inquiring attorney asked whether an attorney may refer work to a title abstract company or a title company agent in which the attorney ...

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Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics — Plea Allocution Practices: Opinion 10-114

NYS Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics Plea Allocution Practices Question of Law Opinion 10-114 Background: The inquiring judge advises that when a defendant in his court intends to plead guilty, he includes two leading questions during the plea allocution: (1) “You ...

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Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics — Part-time Judge: Opinion 10-94

NYS Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics Part-time Judge Associate Counsel — Sharing Office Space Opinion 10-94 Background: A part-time town justice who is also a practicing attorney provides office space to another attorney. Such office space does not include secretarial ...

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Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics — Political Activity: Opinion 10-133

NYS Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics Political Activity   Redistricting Panels Opinion 10-133 Background: A judge asked whether he may serve on a panel that will discuss the principles of legislative redistricting and the law governing the same. The inquirer ...

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