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NYS Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics – Reevaluation of conviction: Opinion 17-161

New York State Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics Reevaluation of conviction Judge as former prosecutor – Interview with attorneys for the defense Opinion 17-161 Background: The inquiring judge, who previously served as a prosecutor, met a former employer’s conviction integrity ...

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NYS Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics – Law clerk: Opinion 18-182

New York State Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics Law clerk Former attorney for the child Opinion 18-182 Background: The inquiring judge asks for clarification of his obligations in cases where his court attorney was an attorney for the child in ...

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NYS Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics – Judge spouse’s candidacy: Opinion 18-174

New York State Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics Judge spouse’s candidacy Using judge’s factual history – Family photos and/or videos Opinion 18-174 Background: The inquiring judge’s spouse is running for election to non-judicial office in the county where the judge ...

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NYS Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics – Part-time judge: Opinion 18-172

New York State Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics Part-time judge Former assistant district attorney – Prior administrative duties Opinion 18-172 Background: The inquirer will soon resign his position as chief assistant district attorney and assume a part-time judgeship. He requests guidance ...

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NYS Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics – Part-time town justice: Opinion 18-162

New York State Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics Part-time town justice Judicial hearing officer – Retired attorney Opinion 18-162  Background: The inquiring prospective part-time judge asks whether, after he retires, he may serve as a judicial hearing officer and a ...

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NYS Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics – Part-time judge: Opinion 18-158

New York State Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics Part-time judge Part-time police chief – Administrative position Opinion 18-158 Background: The inquiring judge asks if he may serve as a police chief for a neighboring village, where the village police do ...

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NYS Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics – Prosecutorial misconduct: Opinion 18-176/18-176(A)/18-177

New York State Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics Prosecutorial misconduct Ethical obligations – Insulation – Judge as possible witness Opinion 18-176/18-176(A)/18-177 Background: Two local town justices and one county court judge report that just prior to an arraignment on felony ...

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NYS Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics – Prior representation: Opinion 18-171

New York State Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics Prior representation Judge-shopping – Ethical obligations Opinion 18-171 Background: Before assuming the bench, the inquiring full-time judge practiced law jointly with a first-degree relative. The judge’s relative previously retained counsel in a ...

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NYS Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics – Village’s non-discrimination policy: Opinion 18-161

New York State Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics Village’s non-discrimination policy Mandatory signature Opinion 18-161 Background: The inquiring judge asks whether it is ethically permissible to sign a statement of compliance with the Village’s recently adopted policy on non-discrimination and ...

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