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NYS Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics – Written testimonial: Opinion 19-87

New York State Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics Written testimonial Vacation – Organized by professional organization Opinion 19-87 Background: A full-time judge asked if he may write an online review of a personal vacation or a personal/professional vacation organized by ...

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NYS Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics – Candidate for judicial office: Opinion 19-76

New York State Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics Candidate for judicial office County party leader as attorney Opinion 19-76 Background: The inquiring judge is an announced candidate for elective judicial office and currently seeks a political party’s nomination. The party’s ...

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NYS Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics – Court officer’s personal legal matter: Opinion 19-74

New York State Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics Court officer’s personal legal matter Court officer’s attorney appearance on other matters Opinion 19-74 Background: The inquiring judge asks if he may preside if an attorney, representing the judge’s court officer in ...

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NYS Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics – Part-time judge: Opinion 19-68

New York State Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics Part-time judge Ad hoc committee – Matters of substantial public controversy Opinion 19-68 Background: The part-time judge asks if he may volunteer on an ad hoc town committee involved in determining which ...

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NYS Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics – Admissions of misconduct: Opinion 19-64

New York State Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics Admissions of misconduct Charges before the Commission Opinion 19-64 Background: The inquiring judge asked if he is obligated to disclose a colleague’s written communication describing in detail the colleague’s ongoing proceeding before ...

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NYS Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics – Improper communication: Opinion 18-157

New York State Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics Improper communication Influence appellate court Opinion 18-157 Background: An appellate judge with administrative and/or supervisory responsibilities has become aware of apparent misconduct by a lower-court judge. Very shortly after hearing oral argument, ...

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NYS Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics – Full-time judge: Opinion 19-62

New York State Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics Full-time judge Owner of rental property – Court officer as tenant Opinion 19-62 Background: The inquiring full-time judge owns local rental property. A court officer who is sometimes assigned to the judge’s ...

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NYS Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics – Sentencing: Opinion 19-61

New York State Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics Sentencing Community service – Town board Opinion 19-61 Background: A town justice asks if he may sentence a defendant to perform community service with the town government, such as the town landfill, ...

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NYS Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics – Officer of company: Opinion 19-60

New York State Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics Officer of company Third-degree relative – No financial interest Opinion 19-60 Background: A full-time judge’s third-degree relative solely owns a company that holds and manages a deceased relative’s intellectual property rights. The ...

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