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Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics – Administrative Employee: Opinion 15-52

NYS Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics Administrative Employee Outside Transcription Service – Insulation Opinion 15-52 Background: The supervising judge of a court states that an employee with administrative/clerical duties has accepted outside employment as a freelance provider of transcription services ...

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Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics – First-Degree Relative: Opinion 15-159

NYS Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics First-Degree Relative Town Clerk – Employed by Law Firm Opinion 15-159 Background: A town justice who has received administrative approval to hire a first-degree relative as town court clerk states that the relative is ...

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Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics – Disqualification: Opinion 15-155

NYS Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics Disqualification Corporation as Defendant – Securities Owned by Judge Opinion 15-155 Background: The inquiring full-time judge asks if he may preside in a number of similar cases involving certain large publicly traded corporations as ...

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Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics – Co-Judge’s Spouse as Social Worker: Opinion 15-137

NYS Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics Co-Judge’s Spouse as Social Worker Opinion 15-137 Background: The inquiring judge asked if he must disclose or disqualify himself when his co-judge’s spouse has served or may serve as a social worker for a ...

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Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics – Former “of Counsel” Relationship: Opinion 15-63

NYS Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics Former “of Counsel” Relationship Fiduciary Appointments Opinion 15-63 Background: The inquiring judge, who was “of counsel” to a law firm five years ago and its tenant 10 years ago, asks if he may appoint ...

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Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics – Gift from Local Sports Team: Opinion 15-12

NYS Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics Gift from Local Sports Team Opinion 15-12 Background: The inquiring judge states that a local minor league sports team is offering free tickets and parking vouchers for a game of one’s choice to certain ...

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Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics – Judge’s Divorce: Opinion 15-08

NYS Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics Judge’s Divorce Ethical Obligations Opinion 15-08 Background: The inquiring judge is a party in a contested matrimonial action, and the judge’s spouse is a private attorney. The judge asks about his ethical obligations. Opinion: ...

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Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics – Writing to American Consulate: Opinion 15-92(B)

NYS Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics Writing to American Consulate Family Visit Opinion 15-92(B) Background: The inquiring judge wishes to invite members of his family, who are citizens of a foreign nation, to visit the judge in the United States ...

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Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics – Window Period: Opinion 15-71

NYS Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics Window Period Advocacy Organization’s Endorsement – Anti-abortion/Pro-choice Opinion 15-71 Background: The inquiring judge is in his window period for election to judicial office. He has been invited by a not-for-profit advocacy organization to attend, ...

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Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics – Judge as Deacon: Opinion 15-92(A)

NYS Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics Judge as Deacon Officer of Religious Institution Opinion 15-92(A) Background: The inquiring judge asks whether he may serve as a deacon at his church, preach sermons, make administrative announcements, and allow his sermons to ...

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Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics – Media Reports: Opinion 15-30

NYS Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics Media Reports Correcting Inaccuracies Opinion 15-30 Background: The inquiring full-time judge states that a local newspaper frequently publishes inaccurate information about cases pending in the judge’s court. This usually involves the incorrect crime or ...

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Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics – Judge’s Spouse: Opinion 15-39

NYS Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics Judge’s Spouse Probation Department Refer Defendant’s to Spouse Opinion 15-39 Background: The inquiring judge regularly presides in criminal cases, but does not regularly sit in the separate domestic violence part of the same court. ...

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