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NYS Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics -Default Divorce Decrees: Opinion 16-159

New York Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics Default Divorce Decrees Attorney Mediators – Question of Attorney’s Conduct – Reporting Obligations Opinion 16-159 Background: A Supreme Court justice received a proposed default decree for his signature along with signed settlement agreements ...

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NYS Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics – Part-time Judge: Opinion 16-160

New York State Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics Part-time Judge First Degree Relative – Police Chief Opinion 16-160 Background: The inquiring part-time judge’s first-degree relative will soon commence work as police chief in the municipality where the judge presides. Opinion: ...

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NYS Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics – Minor Child’s Fund-raiser: Opinion 16-153

New York State Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics Minor Child’s Fund-raiser Judge’s Participation Opinion 16-153 Background: A full-time judge’s minor child is participating in a primary school walk-a-thon to raise money for charity. The judge asks if he may participate ...

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NYS Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics – Judicial Mentoring Program: Opinion 16-151

New York State Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics Judicial Mentoring Program Opinion 16-151 Background: The inquiring judge asks whether the court system may implement, and judges participate in, a judicial mentoring program to provide guidance, support and encouragement to attorneys ...

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NYS Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics – Appearance of Impropriety: Opinion 16-147

New York State Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics Appearance of Impropriety Speaking at Landlords’ Association Panel Discussion Opinion 16-147 Background: The inquiring judge asks if he may accept an invitation from a landlords’ association to participate in a panel discussion ...

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NYS Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics – Assigned Counsel Plan: Opinion 16-145

New York State Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics Assigned Counsel Plan Commentary from Judicial Association Opinion 16-145 Background: The inquiring judge asks whether a county Magistrates Association may, as requested by the bar association and the county executive, comment on ...

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NYS Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics – Extra-Judicial Activities: Opinion 16-117

New York State Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics Extra-Judicial Activities Teaching Fitness Class Opinion 16-117 Background: The inquiring judge asks whether a full-time judge may teach a fitness class for a not-for-profit educational, charitable or civic organization. Opinion: The Committee ...

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NYS Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics – Membership in Urban League Board of Directors: Opinion 16-148

New York State Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics Membership in Urban League Board of Directors Opinion 16-148 Background: The inquiring judge asks if he is ethically permissible to serve as director of a local Urban League, which is a not-for-profit entity ...

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NYS Advisory Committee – Part-time Court Clerk: Opinion 16-142

New York State Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics Part-time Court Clerk Position with Prosecutor Opinion 16-142 Background: A supervising judge asks whether a town or village justice may permit a part-time court clerk to assume a second part-time position with ...

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NYS Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics – Judicial Misconduct: Opinion 16-141

New York State Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics Judicial Misconduct Disqualification Pending Disciplinary Proceeding Opinion 16-141 Background: The Commission on Judicial Conduct has charged the inquiring judge with misconduct in a formal written complaint. The judge’s attorney is trying to ...

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NYS Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics – Part-time Judge: Opinion 16-137

New York State Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics Part-time Judge Conflict Defender Opinion 16-137 Background: A part-time lawyer judge asks if he may be employed as a salaried conflict defender in the county in which the judge’s court is located. ...

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