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NYS Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics – Reporting attorney misconduct: Opinion 18-140

New York State Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics Reporting attorney misconduct Actual knowledge – Discretionary Opinion 18-140 Background: The inquiring judge asks if he has any disciplinary obligations after learning a non-attorney may have improperly drafted legal memoranda for an ...

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NYS Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics – Character reference: Opinion 18-135

New York State Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics Character reference Long-time friend – Federal crime Opinion 18-135 Background: The inquiring judge asks whether it is ethically permissible to submit a character reference letter on behalf of a long-time friend who ...

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NYS Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics – Participation in out-of-state conference: Opinion 18-127

New York State Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics Participation in out-of-state conference Reimbursement of expenses Opinion 18-127 Background: The inquiring judge asks whether he, as a full-time judge, may attend and participate in an out-of-state conference of tribal judges in ...

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NYS Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics – Campaign funds: Opinion 18-116

New York State Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics Campaign funds Judge sole contributor – Pro rata disbursement Opinion 18-116 Background: The inquiring judicial candidate financed his campaign solely by lending his own personal funds to the campaign, with no contributions ...

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NYS Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics – Holiday party: Opinion 18-124

New York State Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics Holiday party Bequest to town justice court – Attorney attendance Opinion 18-124 Background: A town justice asks if the court may host a holiday party using approximately $1,000 bequeathed to it for ...

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NYS Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics – Law partner’s child: Opinion 18-113

New York State Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics Law partner’s child Part-time judge – Public Defender’s Office Opinion 18-113 Background: The inquiring part-time judge has a significant social relationship with his law partner and the law partner’s family, including a ...

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NYS Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics – Yoga instruction: Opinion 18-106

New York State Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics Yoga instruction For-profit studio – Charity Opinion 18-106 Background: The inquiring quasi-judicial, full-time court attorney-referee asks if he may teach yoga or meditation for a for-profit yoga studio in two types of ...

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NYS Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics – Anti-violence event: Opinion 18-110

New York State Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics Anti-violence event Attendee – No speaking role Opinion 18-110 Background: The inquiring judge is a city court judge who presides mostly in civil and traffic matters. However, he conducts arraignments periodically. He ...

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NYS Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics – Appointment to advisory board: Opinion 18-100

New York State Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics Appointment to advisory board Child advocate organization – Family Court judge Opinion 18-100 Background: The inquiring Family Court judge asks if he may serve on an advisory council for Court Appointed Special ...

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NYS Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics – Public speaking: Opinion 18-72

New York State Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics Public speaking Gun policy – Politically sponsored forum Opinion 18-72 Background: The inquiring judge asks if he may give an educational presentation at an upcoming gun policy forum organized by a local ...

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