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NYS Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics — Judge as Respondent: Opinion 12-7

NYS Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics Judge as Respondent Legal Services Agency Opinion 12-7 Background: A full-time judge states that a legal services agency recently represented a petitioner in an Article 78 proceeding against the judge in his judicial capacity. ...

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Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics — Giving a Seminar: Opinion 12-04

NYS Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics Giving a Seminar Opinion 12-04 Background: An inquiring Family Court judge asked whether, when presiding over abuse and neglect cases, it was ethically permissible to give a seminar on educational law to the Department ...

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Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics — Court Attorney’s Spouse: Opinion 12-2

NYS Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics Court Attorney’s Spouse County Treasurer Opinion 12-2 Background: The inquiring judge asked about his ethical obligations regarding his confidential court attorney whom is married to the county treasurer. Specifically, he wishes to know his obligations ...

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Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics — Judge Disqualification: Opinion 12-162

NYS Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics — Judge Disqualification Party to a Lawsuit Opinion 12-162 Background: The inquiring judge presides in a court that is limited to cases involving violations of municipal laws and ordinances. The judge recently filed a Notice ...

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Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics — Critiquing a Trial Attorney’s Performance: Opinion 12-149

NYS Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics Critiquing a Trial Attorney’s Performance Opinion 12-149 Background: The inquiring judge, who regularly presides in criminal court, has been asked by attorneys who regularly appear before him to informally critique the attorneys’ performance in ...

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Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics — Mock Trial Program for Prosecutors: Opinion 12-44

NYS Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics Mock Trial Program for Prosecutors Opinion 12-44 Background: A full-time judge who is a former prosecutor and now presides in criminal matters asked whether he may participate in the district attorney’s trial advocacy program ...

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Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics — Bar Association Committee Participation: Opinion 12-93

NYS Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics Bar Association Committee Participation Opinion 12-93 Background: A full-time judge asked whether it is ethically permissible to accept an appointment to sit on both the plaintiffs’ counsel and defense counsel insurance and negligence committees ...

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Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics — Attending a Colleague’s Wedding: Opinion 12-90

NYS Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics  Attending a Colleague’s Wedding   Opinion 12-90 Background: A judge asked whether he may attend the wedding of a former colleague who regularly appears before the judge in his court.  He also asked what his ethical ...

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Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics — Former Law Clerk: Opinion 12-05

NYS Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics Former Law Clerk Supervising Judge Opinion 12-05 Background: A judge who is a former law clerk asked whether he may preside over matters in which his former judge/supervisor appears as defense counsel. The former ...

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Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics — PINS Petition: Opinion 11-149

NYS Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics PINS Petition Personal Connection to School District Opinion 11-149 Background: A family court judge whose household has personal, professional and educational connections with a local high school asked whether he may preside in matters ...

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COMMITTEE ON JUDICIAL ETHICS – Court Appointees: Opinion 11-122

NYS ADVISORY COMMITTEE ON JUDICIAL ETHICS Court Appointees Pilot Mediation Program Opinion 11-122 Background: A full-time judge asked whether he may appoint individuals, including court staff, to serve on an advisory committee for a pilot mediation program that is sponsored ...

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Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics — Judicial Campaigns: Opinion 12-28

NYS Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics Judicial Campaigns Party-Advisory as Attorney Opinion 12-28 Background: A county political committee asked a practicing attorney to assist with the political campaigns of several judicial candidates on the party’s slate, including the inquiring judge’s ...

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