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NYS Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics – Full-time judge: Opinion 19-143

New York State Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics Full-time judge Teaching – For-profit college Opinion 19-143 Background: The inquiring full-time judge asks if he may teach a law-related class at a private, for-profit college and receive the usual and reasonable ...

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NYS Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics – Part-time judge: Opinion 19-151

New York State Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics Part-time judge outside activities Voluntary appointive position – Scoutmaster – Fire department Opinion 19-151 Background: A new part-time judge, who is also an emergency medical technician, asks if he may continue with ...

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NYS Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics – Not-for-profit board member: Appointed by government official

New York State Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics Not-for-profit board member Appointed by government official Opinion 19-136 Background: The inquiring full-time judge asks if he may serve on the board of a not-for-profit performing arts center, where the appointment or ...

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NYS Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics – Lobbying town board: Civil immigration arrests

New York State Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics Lobbying town board Civil immigration arrests Opinion 19-135 Background: The inquiring town justice asks if she may publicly or privately lobby the town board to prohibit U.S. Immigration and Custom Enforcement from ...

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NYS Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics – Political party organized event: Opinion 19-129

New York State Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics Political party organized event Events for civic engagement Opinion 19-129 Background: The inquiring judge’s local political party wishes to organize an event in which children would meet with local judges to learn ...

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NYS Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics – Attendance at judicial training courses: Opinion 19-127

New York State Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics Attendance at judicial training courses Funding – Scholarships and grants Opinion 19-127 Background: The inquiring town justice wishes to take judicial education courses at the National Judicial College, an out-of-state not-for-profit educational ...

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NYS Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics – COVID-19: Opinion 20-97

New York State Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics COVID-19 Justice courts – Traffic tickets Opinion 20-97 Background: A judge with supervisory authority over town and village justice courts noted that many impacts of current health concerns involving the novel coronavirus, ...

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NYS Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics – Part-time non-attorney judge: Opinion 20-65

New York State Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics Part-time non-attorney judge Legal secretary – Attorney colleague seeking political office Opinion 20-65 Background: The inquiring part-time non-attorney judge also works part-time as a legal secretary for a law firm that does not ...

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NYS Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics – Public speaking: Opinion 20-44

New York State Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics Public speaking Not-for-profit agency – Educational Opinion 20-44 Background: A full-time judge asks if he may speak at an elder abuse awareness conference sponsored by a not-for-profit certified home health agency that ...

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NYS Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics – Law clerk’s former employment: Opinion 20-53

New York State Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics Law clerk’s former employment Insulation Opinion 20-53 Background: The inquiring judge asks what his ethical obligations are regarding his court attorney who has had “a long work history” with the county Department ...

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NYS Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics – Judge’s sibling represented: Opinion 20-52

New York State Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics Judge’s sibling represented Uncontested estate matter – Judge is beneficiary of will Opinion 20-52 Background: The inquiring judge asks about his ethical obligations in matters involving a lawyer his sibling hired to ...

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NYS Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics – Thank you cards: Opinion 20-39

New York State Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics Thank you cards Jury duty – Use of courthouse image Opinion 20-39 Background: The inquiring judge asks whether he may create generic thank you cards for his chambers, featuring stock image of ...

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