Notice of Judicial Ethics 21-164 | New York Law Review


The Judicial Ethics Advisory Committee responds to written requests from approximately 3,600 New York State judges and magistrates, as well as hundreds of judicial hearing officers, support magistrates, arbitrator attorneys and judicial candidates (judges and non-judges seeking to be elected to judicial office). The committee interprets the Rules Governing Judicial Conduct (22 NYCRR Part 100) and, to the extent applicable, the Code of Judicial Conduct. The committee is made up of 27 current and retired justices and is co-chaired by the Honorable Margaret Walsh, Justice of the Supreme Court of Albany County, and the Honorable Lillian Wan, Associate Justice of the Appellate Division, Second Department.

Digest: Provided the judge is satisfied that he can be fair and impartial, the judge may preside over a case where (1) the plaintiff is an attorney who frequently appears before the judge and has previously served as co-counsel with the judge’s brother in several cases separate and (2) plaintiff’s attorney rents office space in the same office as the judge’s brother and is also an elected county legislator representing the district where the judge resides.

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