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NYS Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics – Letter to Municipality on Behalf of Court Officers: Memorial Opinion 16-89

New York State Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics Letter to Municipality on Behalf of Court Officers Memorial Opinion 16-89 Background: A full-time judge asks whether he may, at the request of a court officer, sign a letter urging a municipality ...

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NYS Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics – Judge Partnering with Not-For-Profit Domestic Violence Advocacy Program: Opinion 16-02

New York State Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics Judge Partnering with Not-For-Profit Domestic Violence Advocacy Program Opinion 16-02 Background: A judge presiding in cases of domestic violence allegations asks if he may permit the court to partner with not-for-profit entities ...

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NYS Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics – Disqualified Judge: Opinion 15-208

New York State Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics Disqualified Judge Un-conflicted Law Clerk – Conference Cases Opinion 15-208 Background: A judge who is disqualified from certain cases due to his former legal practice asks if he may permit his personally ...

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NYS Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics – Disqualification: Opinion 15-206

New York State Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics Disqualification Judge’s Child Candidacy for Elected Office – Judge’s Child’s Opponent Opinion 15-206 Background: The inquiring judge’s child intends to seek elective judicial office. The judge asks whether, once the judge’s child ...

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NYS Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics – Ex Parte Communications: Opinion 15-178

New York State Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics Ex Parte Communications Elected Officials on Behalf of Constituents Opinion 15-178 Background: An administrative or supervising judge states elected officials often write to Housing Court judges ex parte on behalf of their ...

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NYS Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics – Not-for-profit Board Member: Opinion 15-190

New York State Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics Not-for-profit Board Member Traffic Safety Education – Judicial Referrals of Defendants Opinion 15-190 Background: A part-time judge asked if he may serve without compensation on the board of directors for a not-for-profit ...

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NYS Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics – Disqualification: Opinion 16-66

New York State Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics Disqualification Judge’s Grandchild’s Parent’s Attorney – Unpaid Legal Fees Opinion 16-66 Background: The inquiring judge has been disqualifying himself from hearing cases involving an attorney who previously represented the judge’s grandchild’s parent. ...

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NYS Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics – Assigned Counsel: Opinion 16-68

New York State Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics Assigned Counsel Guidelines – Unethical Conduct Opinion 16-68 Background: An administrative or supervising judge asks about the propriety of following the Criteria and Procedures for Determining Financial Eligibility for Assignment of Counsel ...

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NYS Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics – Ongoing Restitution Payments to Judge: Opinion 15-169

New York State Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics Ongoing Restitution Payments to Judge Disqualification and Disclosure Opinion 15-169 Background: The inquiring judge is a crime victim. He is receiving court-ordered restitution from another individual, process and paid through a third-party ...

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NYS Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics – Appearance of Impropriety: Opinion 15-165

New York State Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics Appearance of Impropriety Submission of Internal Case Summaries for Publication Opinion 15-165 Background: A part-time judge states that his court clerks prepare case summaries for each matter that comes before the court, ...

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NYS Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics – First-degree Relative: Opinion 16-67

New York State Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics First-degree Relative Director of Probation Department Opinion 16-67 Background: The inquiring judge’s first-degree relative heads a local probation department. Its officers appear before the judge to report on a litigant’s background, current ...

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