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NYS Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics – Rental income: Opinion 21-98

New York State Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics  Rental income Extra-judicial activity and reporting Opinion 21-98 Background: A full-time judge asks whether two streams of rental income resulting from extra-judicial activity must be reported to the chief clerk of the ...

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NYS Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics – Recusal Scope: Opinion 21-97

New York State Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics Recusal Scope – Legal question Opinion 21-97  Background: The inquiring judge has decided to recuse on a matter involving a particular attorney. The judge asks if it is permissible to recuse citing ...

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NYS Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics – Part-time attorney judge: Opinion 21-94

New York State Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics Part-time attorney judge Part-time prosecutor Opinion 21-94 Background: The inquiring part-time attorney judge asks if he may serve as a part-time prosecutor in a neighboring county. Opinion: The Committee concluded that employment ...

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NYS Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics – Chief town constable: Opinion 21-93

New York State Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics Chief town constable Court security – Prosecute violations of town ordinances Opinion 21-93 Background: The inquiring town justice asks if he may allow the town’s chief constable to provide court security in ...

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NYS Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics – Close personal relationship to attorney: Opinion 21-92

New York State Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics Close personal relationship to attorney Attorney’s colleagues at firm Opinion 21-92 Background: The inquiring judge asks about his obligations in matters involving the law firm colleagues of an attorney with whom he ...

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NYS Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics – Administration of justice: Opinion 21-91

New York State Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics Administration of justice Advocacy – Contacting legislators Opinion 21-91 Background: The inquiring judge asks whether he may contact his legislator in order to ascertain what steps are necessary to initiate legislation in ...

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NYS Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics – Political activity: Opinion 21-90

New York State Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics Political activity Improvement of law – Electronic arraignments Opinion 21-90 Background: The inquiring town justice asks if he may either individually or together with a county magistrates’ association, lobby the state legislature ...

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NYS Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics – Survey response: Opinion 21-89

New York State Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics Survey response Social services agency – Moratorium on evictions Opinion 21-89 Background: The inquiring judge asks if it is ethically permissible to respond to a survey from a county department of social ...

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NYS Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics – Part-time attorney judge: Opinion 21-88

New York State Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics Part-time attorney judge Not-for-profit organization – Raffle tickets – Pro bono representation Opinion 21-88 Background: The inquiring judge asks about two aspects of his involvement with a not-for-profit charitable or civic entity ...

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NYS Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics – Full-time judge: Opinion 21-87

New York State Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics Full-time judge Former client – Uncontested divorce package Opinion 21-87 Background: The inquiring judge asks if he may prepare an uncontested divorce package for a former client for whom he had previously ...

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NYS Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics – Reported attorney to grievance committee: Opinion 21-86

New York State Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics Reported attorney to grievance committee Governmental law office – Judge-shopping Opinion 21-86 Background: The inquiring part-time judge filed a grievance against an attorney in a governmental law office. Shortly after the disciplinary ...

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