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Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics — Pending Cases: Opinion 11-33

NYS Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics Pending Cases Disclosure of Facts Opinion 11-33 Background: A family court judge, after presiding over a neglect matter involving the death of a sibling has grave concerns about whether the responsible child welfare organization ...

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Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics — Appearance of Impropriety: Opinion 10-177

NYS Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics Appearance of Impropriety Correspondence Between Attorneys Opinion 10-177 Background: An inquiring judge asked whether it was ethically permissible for him to direct attorneys representing defendants in vehicle and traffic matters who wish to negotiate ...

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Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics — Recusal: Opinion 10-209

NYS Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics Recusal Prior Action Against a Judge in Individual Capacity Opinion 10-209 Background: The inquiring judge asked if he was disqualified from hearing cases before an attorney who had represented a client in an action ...

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Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics — Political Activities: Opinion 10-116

NYS Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics Political Activities Town Court Clerk Opinion 10-116 Background: A town justice asked whether the town court clerk may serve as an election inspector/poll manager for the same town. The judge also asked whether the ...

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Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics — Confidential Rating of Attorneys: Opinion 11-40

NYS Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics Confidential Rating of Attorneys Opinion 11-40 Background: The inquiring judge asked whether it was permissible to complete and return questionnaires received from Martindale-Hubbell asking for a confidential opinion on the capabilities and ethics of local ...

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Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics — Letterhead: Opinion 10-108

NYS Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics Letterhead Board of Directors — Bar Associations Opinion 10-108 Background: The inquiring judge is a member of a bar association’s board of directors and asked whether it is permissible for the title “honorable” to ...

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Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics — Full-Time Judge: Opinion 10-95

NYS Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics Full-Time Judge Online Legal Business Opinion 10-95 Background: A candidate for judicial office asked whether he may, as a full-time judge, continue to develop, maintain and receive income from an online service that provides ...

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Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics — Town Attorney: Opinion 11-13

NYS Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics Town Attorney Impartiality Opinion 11-13 Background: The inquiring judge asked whether the town/village attorney who also serves as the special prosecutor for traffic violations in the town/village court may appear before the judge when ...

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Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics — Judicial Candidate: Opinion 11-64

NYS Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics Judicial Candidate Screening Committee Opinion 11-64 Background: A candidate for another judicial office recently appeared before a political party’s judicial screening committee. The judge asked whether he has any disclosure or disqualification obligations when ...

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Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics — Published Author: Opinion 11-04

NYS Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics Published Author Book Signing — Announcements Opinion 11-04 Background: A judge asked whether he may advise his undergraduate and law school classmates, on judicial stationary, that a novel he has written was recently published. ...

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Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics — Prior Fiduciary Capacity: Opinion 11-07

NYS Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics Prior Fiduciary Capacity Seeking Fees Opinion 11-07 Background: A judge asks whether it is ethically permissible for him to execute a final accounting affidavit relating to work he had performed as a receiver prior to ...

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Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics — Judicial Elections: Opinion 10-117

NYS Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics Judicial Elections Supporting a Candidate Opinion 10-117 Background: A part-time judge, who also maintains a law practice, regularly appears before a full-time judge who is currently seeking election to judicial office. The part-time judge ...

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