Monday, May 5, 2008

New York Judicial Ethics Opinions

There are a few interesting recent opinions from the New York Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics. In one, the committee opines that a judge "may not engage in the 'business' of performing marriages not solicit requests for such services as a for-profit business would, or otherwise actively seek to be engaged in such activity." A second opinion concludes that a judge may be employed with the highway department in the jurisdiction where the judge serves as Town Justice, noted that a prior opinion approved a judge's work as a laborer for the highway department. A third opinion states that a judge is not obligated to report a fellow judge who advised that his wife's doctor served on a jury in a case in which the judge presided. (Mike Frisch)

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