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NYS Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics – Keynote Speaker: Opinion 15-125

New York State Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics Keynote Speaker – Human Rights Forum Opinion 15-125 Background: The inquiring full-time judge presides over criminal cases and asks if he may be the keynote speaker at a university conference focusing on ...

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NYS Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics – Discipline against an attorney: Opinion 15-117

New York State Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics Discipline against an Attorney Successor Counsel Filing Complaint Opinion 15-117 Background: The inquiring judge presided over a case where on side’s lawyer was dilatory and negligent about fees. The judge had order ...

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NYS Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics – Confidential Request on Attorney’s Character and Fitness: Opinion 15-111

New York State Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics Confidential Request on Attorney’s Character and Fitness Disclosure Opinion 15-111 Background: The inquiring judge recently responded in writing to a request from an advisory committee on judicial appointments for any comments he ...

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NYS Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics – Problem Solving Courts: Opinion 15-139/15-140

New York State Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics Problem Solving Courts Drug Treatment – Judicial Reference Opinion 15-139/15-140 Background: The inquiring judges request a reconsideration of a prior opinion which stated that a judge may not serve as a reference ...

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NYS Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics – Bar Association Membership Solicitation: Opinion 16-04

New York State Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics Bar Association Membership Solicitation Opinion 16-04 Background: The inquiring judge asks if he, as a bar association’s membership committee member, may participate in the association’s membership drive to recruit new members with ...

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NYS Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics – Judge’s Spouse: Opinion 16-03

New York State Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics Judge’s Spouse Technology Security Officer Opinion 16-03 Background: The inquiring part-time judge’s spouse is a technical lieutenant in the state police, serving as an information security officer. The spouse’s unit provides technical ...

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NYS Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics – Reporting to the Grievance Committee: Opinion 15-231

New York State Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics Reporting to the Grievance Committee – Attorney Misconduct Opinion 15-231 Background: The inquiring judge is presiding over an estate proceeding and asks if he must report the estate’s former attorney to the ...

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NYS Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics – Unexpended Campaign Funds: Opinion 15-214

New York State Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics Unexpended Campaign Funds Non-Judicial Office – Donation to Charity Opinion 15-214 Background: A newly appointed judge, who previously ran for election to a public office in the executive or legislative branch, asks ...

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NYS Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics – Judicial Status: Opinion 15-131

New York State Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics Judicial Status Use in Legal Argument – Pistol Permit Opinion 15-131 Background: The inquiring judge is a party in a matrimonial proceeding and says his pistol permit was suspended after the police ...

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NYS Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics – Disqualification: Opinion 15-126

New York State Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics Disqualification Former Partners – Attorney’s Fees Opinion 15-126 Background: A judge who previously practiced law in a private law firm also served as counsel to the Public Administrator. He asks about the ...

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