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NYS Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics – Presiding Over Criminal Case: Opinion 16-120

New York State Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics Presiding Over Criminal Case Disqualification for Outley Hearing – Remainder of Case Opinion 16-120 Background: A full-time judge has presided in criminal case that is almost ready for sentencing. Before the sentencing, ...

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NYS Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics – Former Judge: Opinion 16-119

New York State Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics Former Judge Judicial Hearing Officer – Surrogate’s Court – Contested Matters Opinion 16-119 Background: A judge who plans on retiring is considering post-judicial employment as a judicial hearing officer. The inquiring judge ...

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NYS Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics – Fundraising: Opinion 16-158

New York State Committee on Judicial Ethics Fundraising Child’s School – Casino Night Opinion 16-158 Background: The inquiring judge asked if he may attend a casino night fundraiser at his child’s pre-school. Opinion: The Committee concluded that he may attend ...

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NYS Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics – Second-Degree Relative Counseling Defendant: Opinion 16-155

New York State Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics Second-Degree Relative Counseling Defendant Opinion 16-155 Background: The inquiring judge’s second-degree relative, in his capacity as a member of a religious institution, is informally counseling a fellow worshipper. This individual is a ...

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NYS Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics – Judge as Fact Witness: Opinion 16-106

New York State Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics Judge as Fact Witness Verification Form Opinion 16-106 Background: The inquiring judge asks if he may complete Department of Social Services “residency verification” form requesting factual information concerning the names of all ...

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NYS Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics – Appellate Judge: Opinion 16-19

New York State Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics Appellate Judge Former Law Clerk – Magistrate Judge Opinion 16-19 Background: The inquiring appellate judge’s former law clerk is now a support magistrate. The judge asks whether he may participate in reviewing ...

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NYS Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics – Adoption Proceedings: Opinion 15-228

New York State Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics Adoption Proceedings Acquaintance with Attorney – Disclosure Opinion 15-228 Background: The inquiring judge is acquainted with a married couple who attend the same house of worship as the judge. One member of ...

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NYS Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics – Former Assistant District Attorney: Opinion 15-211

New York State Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics Former Assistant District Attorney Law Clerk Opinion 15-211 Background: The inquiring judge formerly served as an assistant district attorney, and wishes to appoint a supervising assistant district attorney from the same office ...

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NYS Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics – Judge’s Secretary: Opinion 15-204

New York State Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics Judge’s Secretary Freelance Transcription Services Opinion 15-204 Background: A full-time judge’s secretary offers freelance transcription services in another court and is on the court’s system’s list of transcription providers. The judge asks ...

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NYS Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics – Continuing Legal Education Class: Opinion 15-202

New York State Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics Continuing Legal Education Class Improper Influence Opinion 15-202 Background: A full-time judge was invited to teach a continuing legal education program entitled “What Civil Court Judges Want You To Know” sponsored by ...

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