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NYS Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics

Judicial Impropriety: Opinion10-61

NYS Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics Judicial Impropriety Working with Town Clerks Opinion10-61 Background: The inquiring judge was a member of a magistrates’ association and asks whether he may permit a town clerks’ association to address the members of his ...

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Awards: Opinion 10-59

NYS Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics Awards Candlelight Vigils Opinion 10-59 Background: An acting Supreme Court justice inquired whether she may accept an award from a Violence Intervention Program and appear at a candlelight vigil for those affected by domestic ...

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Extra Judicial Activities: Opinion 10-77

NYS Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics Extra Judicial Activities Corporate Officer Opinion 10-77 Background: An attorney waiting on confirmation of his appointment to judicial office inquires as to whether he may serve as an officer of family corporations after assuming the ...

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Campaign Participation: In-Court Negotiations

NYS Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics Campaign Participation In-Court Negotiations Opinion 10-83 Background: The inquiring judge sent two unrelated questions for consideration. The first involved the judge’s interest in helping candidates for legislative office by assisting the candidates with their ...

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Lawyer Misconduct: Potential Criminal Indictment

Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics Lawyer Misconduct Potential Criminal Indictment Opinion 10-86 Background: In the course of his judicial duties, a judge had reviewed a criminal complaint that charged a lawyer with grand larceny in the third degree. The judge ...

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Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics: Family Opinion 09-97

Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics Appearance of Impropriety Family Opinion 09-97 Background: The inquirer’s first cousin’s spouse is an assistant district attorney/investigator in the District Attorney’s Office for the same county where the inquirer presides. The inquirer is not assigned ...

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