Tag Archives: NYS Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics

NYS Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics – Court Calendar: Opinion 15-217

New York State Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics Court Calendar Distributed to Homeland Security Opinion 15-217 Background: The inquiring judge asked whether he may fax a copy of the court’s weekly calendar to the Department of Homeland Security for their ...

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Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics – Former Client: Opinion 15-51

NYS Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics Former Client Former Law Firm – Financial Relationship Opinion 15-51 Background: A full-time judge, on the bench for under two years, asks if disqualification is required in a case involving a current or former ...

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Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics – Judge as Author: Opinion 15-182

NYS Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics Judge as Author Judge’s Appearances – Television Show Opinion 15-182 Background: A full-time judge has written a book about a particular area of law, drawing on his prior judicial experiences in a court where ...

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Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics – Traffic Ticket Diversion Program: Opinion 15-34

NYS Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics Traffic Ticket Diversion Program Plea Deal Approval Opinion 15-34 Background: Two trial court judges ask whether they may approve plea agreements that hinge on a defendant’s participation in a local prosecutor’s traffic ticket diversion ...

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Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics – Judge’s Former Personal Friend: Opinion 15-45

NYS Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics Judge’s Former Personal Friend Colleagues Opinion 15-45 Background: A full-time judge states than an attorney who was formerly the judge’s close personal friend and law partner is currently seeking a position in a government ...

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Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics – Parking Violations: Opinion 15-50

NYS Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics Parking Violations Conditions of Sentence – Contacting other Jurisdictions Opinion 15-50 Background: The inquiring judge regularly presides in parking violations cases. He explains that until a defendant has three or more such violations in ...

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Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics – Spouse’s Former Law Firm: Opinion 15-33

NYS Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics Spouse’s Former Law Firm Splitting of Legal Fees Opinion 15-33 Background: A full-time judge asked if a judge must recuse himself when the judge’s spouse’s former law firm appears, even if the spouse never ...

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Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics – Fourth Degree Relative: Opinion 14-147

NYS Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics Fourth Degree Relative Second Degree of Relationship – Law Firm Colleagues Opinion 14-147 Background: A full-time judge has a relative within the fourth degree, but beyond the second degree of relationship who is “of ...

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Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics – Judicial Candidacy: Joint Opinion 15-112/15-146

NYS Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics Judicial Candidacy Payment arrangements to Campaign Workers Joint Opinion 15-112/15-146 Background: Two judicial candidates seek guidance about specific payment arrangements intended to compensate campaign workers for their efforts in supporting their campaigns. One candidate ...

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Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics – Court Attorney Referee: Opinion 15-69

NYS Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics Court Attorney Referee Filing Grievance – Disqualification Opinion 15-69 Background: The inquiring court attorney referee learned of facts indicating serious misconduct by a law firm while appearing before him. He reviewed his concerns with ...

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Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics – Prior Victim of Domestic Violence: Joint Opinion 15-35 & 15-75

NYS Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics Prior Victim of Domestic Violence First-Degree Relative Victim of DUI Crash Joint Opinion 15-35 & 15-75 Background: In the first inquiry, the judge states that a first-degree relative was killed by a driver charged ...

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Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics – Disqualification: Opinion 15-168

NYS Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics Disqualification Disclosure – Attorney Reference Opinion 15-168 Background: The inquiring judge asked whether disclosure or recusal is required when an attorney who served as a reference for his appointment to his current position appears ...

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