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NYS Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics — Reporting Another Judge: Opinion 12-166

NYS Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics Reporting Another Judge Obligation Opinion 12-166 Background: The inquiring judge asked whether he was ethically obligated to report a judge’s conduct occurring during a private dispute with a court employee which took place on ...

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NYS Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics — Conflict of Interest: Opinion 12-151

NYS Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics Conflict of Interest Club Membership Opinion 12-151 Background: A judge inquired into his ethical obligations when a member of his golf club appears before him. The judge and the attorney do not socialize together. ...

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NYS Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics — Judicial Hearing Officer: Opinion 12-123

NYS Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics  Judicial Hearing Officer Special Referee Appointment Opinion 12-123 Background: A retired judge, designated as a judicial hearing officer in a particular court, asked whether he may accept an appointment as a special referee by a ...

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NYS Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics — Attorney Misconduct: Opinion 12-131

NYS Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics Attorney Misconduct Judge’s Obligation Opinion 12-131 Background: A judge asked whether he was ethically obligated to report an attorney to the Grievance Committee for submitting false affidavits of actual engagement. Opinion: The committee concluded ...

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NYS Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics — Judge’s Law Clerk: Opinion 12-46

NYS Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics Judge’s Law Clerk Board of Directors — Social Services Agency Opinion 12-46 Background: A full-time judge asked whether his law clerk may serve on the board of directors of a social services agency which ...

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NYS Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics — Prosecutorial Misconduct: Opinion 11-116

NYS Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics Prosecutorial Misconduct Disclosure Opinion 11-116 Background: Two town justices asked whether they may recommend to the town board that it not re-appoint the town prosecutor. In the alternative, they asked whether they may present ...

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NYS Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics — Part-Time Judge: Opinion 12-30

NYS Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics Part-Time Judge Town Clerk — Reappointment Process Opinion 12-30 Background: A part-time judge asked whether he may accept or continue employment as clerk of the county legislature and attend the majority caucus once per ...

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NYS Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics — Attorney Friends: Opinion 12-85(B)

NYS Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics Attorney Friends Law Firm Colleagues Opinion 12-85(B) Background: A judge inquired into his ethical obligations when law firm colleagues with whom he has a social relationship are involved in cases before him. Opinion: The ...

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NYS Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics — Speaking at a CLE: Opinion 12-167

NYS Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics Speaking at a CLE Corporate Sponsor Opinion 12-167 Background: A full-time judge asked whether he may accept an invitation to give introductory remarks at a continuing legal education program co-sponsored by a local hospital ...

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NYS Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics — Name Change Proceedings: Opinion 12-121

NYS Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics Name Change Proceedings Client’s Concerns — Communicating to a Judge Opinion 12-121 Background: The inquiring judge asked whether there is an ethically permissible way for attorneys, who represent a certain category of petitioners in ...

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NYS Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics — Campaigning: Opinion 12-129(A)-(G)

NYS Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics Campaigning Window Period Opinion 12-129(A)-(G) Background: A number of inquiring judges and candidates for judicial office submitted inquiries concerning what is permissible during the campaign window period. Opinion: The committee concluded that a judicial ...

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NYS Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics — Retired Public Official:

NYS Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics Retired Public Official Birthday Party — Master of Ceremonies Opinion 12-170 Background: The inquiring judge asked if he may attend the retirement/birthday party of a non-judicial, elected official who is also a close friend. The judge ...

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