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NYS Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics

NYS Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics Legal question Judge’s authority – New steps or procedures Opinion 18-73

New York State Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics Legal question Judge’s authority – New steps or procedures Opinion 18-73 Background: An officer of a magistrate’s association asks if town and village justices may send an informational form letter to defendant ...

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NYS Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics – Judicial candidacy: Opinion 17-28

New York State Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics Judicial candidacy Candidate questionnaire – Window period Opinion 17-28 Background: A judge, during his window period for election, asks if he may answer the New York State Right to Life Committee’s judicial ...

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NYS Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics – Judicial candidacy: Joint opinion 18-121/18-122/18-123

New York State Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics Judicial candidacy Sponsorships – Purchasing advertisements Joint opinion 18-121/18-122/18-123 Background: Three judicial candidates ask about purchasing advertisements in the form of sponsorships for informal outdoor gatherings, such as picnics or cookouts. Each ...

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NYS Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics – Full-time judge: Opinion 18-160

New York State Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics Full-time judge Guardianship – Family member Opinion 18-160 Background: A full-time judge asks if he may seek a court appointment to serve as an uncompensated guardian for his ailing parent under the ...

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NYS Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics – Allegations of misconduct: Opinion 18-136

New York State Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics Allegations of misconduct Actual knowledge – Duty to investigate Opinion 18-136 Background: The mayor told the inquiring village justices a court officer was notifying federal immigration officers when suspected undocumented defendants will ...

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NYS Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics – Interview for book: Opinion 18-134

New York State Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics Interview for book Former jury – Cases still pending Opinion 18-134 Background: The inquiring judge presided over a lengthy joint trial. One case is completely resolved, while the other has open Surrogate’s ...

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NYS Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics – Accepting prize: Opinion 18-133

New York State Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics Accepting prize Raffle ticket Opinion 18-133 Background: A full-time judge purchased multiple raffle tickets to support a charitable cause at an event hosted by the local probation department, an agency which regularly ...

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NYS Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics – Judicial speech: Opinion 18-132

New York State Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics Judicial speech Legislative inquiry – Recommendations on prison system Opinion 18-132 Background: A county legislature asked a not-for-profit entity to help develop solutions to reduce the number of inmates incarcerated locally and ...

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NYS Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics – Part-time judge: Opinion-130

New York State Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics Part-time judge Appointment as guardian – Part 36 Opinion-130 Background: The inquiring full-time judge appointed a part-time attorney-judge to serve as guardian for property management only for an alleged incapacitated person under ...

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NYS Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics – Interview: Opinion 18-126

New York State Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics Interview Exclusive blog post – Private law firm Opinion 18-126 Background: A full-time judge who participated in an interview with an active bar association member recently learned that the interview was posted ...

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NYS Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics – Legal advice: Opinion 18-120

New York State Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics Legal advice Discussions with counsel – Relative’s request Opinion 18-120 Background: the inquiring full-time judge’s adult second-degree relatives have been sued civilly and are under investigation criminally. They retained counsel recommended by ...

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NYS Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics – Public commentary on pending matter: Opinion 18-115

New York State Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics Public commentary on pending matter Factual inquiry – Child custody and neglect matter Opinion 18-115 Background: The inquiring judge asks about a post-judgment matrimonial case pending before him. An attorney who represented ...

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