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NYS Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics – Non-Lawyer Spouse: Opinion 16-44

New York State Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics Non-Lawyer Spouse Mid-Level Employee of Global Insurance Company Opinion 16-44 Background: The inquiring judge presides over tort cases where the insurance companies may appear as parties or defend cases of a named ...

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NYS Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics – Judge’s Spouse: Opinion 15-227

New York State Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics Judge’s Spouse Not-for-Profit Organization – Non-political Event – Attendance Opinion 15-227 Background: The inquiring judge’s spouse is actively involved in a not-for-profit organization known as the American Israel Public Affairs Committee. The ...

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NYS Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics – Letter of Support: Opinion 15-173

New York State Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics Letter of Support Court Officer Transfer Opinion 15-173 Background: A part-time judge asks whether he may write a letter in support of a court officer’s request to be assigned to the judge’s ...

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NYS Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics – First-Degree Relative: Opinion 15-164

New York State Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics First-Degree Relative Department of Social Services Employee – Welfare Fraud Cases Opinion 15-164 Background: The inquiring judge asks whether he may continue to preside in welfare fraud cases where the county department ...

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NYS Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics – First-degree Relative: Opinion 15-150

New York State Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics First-degree Relative Staff Attorney for Insurance Company Opinion 15-150 Background: A full-time judge’s first-degree relative is now a staff attorney at a national insurance company. The relative will be providing litigation support, ...

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NYS Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics – Part-time Judge: Opinion 16-63

New York State Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics Part-time Judge Attorney – Sharing Expenses Opinion 16-63 Background: An attorney who has received an appointment to serve as a part-time judge asks about his obligations before and after assuming judicial office. ...

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NYS Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics – Continuing Financial Relationship with Prior Firm: Opinion 16-36

New York State Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics Continuing Financial Relationship with Prior Firm Opinion 16-36 Background: An appellate judge who was previously an equity partner in a large international firm (1000+ lawyers) asks if he must be recused from ...

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NYS Committee on Judicial Ethics – Traffic Ticket: Opinion 16-25

New York State Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics Traffic Ticket Subpoena – Failure to Appear – Duty to Report Opinion 16-25 Background:  A judge who dismissed a traffic ticket, based on a police officer’s failure to comply with a subpoena, ...

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NYS Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics – Board of Directors: Opinion 15-219

New York State Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics Board of Directors Not-for-profit Fundraiser – Name Listed on Invitation and on Letterhead Opinion 15-219 Background: The inquiring judge serves on a board of directors for a not-for-profit charitable organizations. He has ...

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NYS Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics – Charitable Donation: Opinion 15-163

New York State Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics Charitable Donation Obituary – Judge’s Relative Opinion 15-163 Background: The judge and his family published an obituary for a relative in local newspapers. The obituary stated that charitable donations could be made ...

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