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New York State
Ethics Commission for the Unified Court System
25 Beaver Street
8th Floor
New York, NY 10004

Telephone: 212-428-2899

Email: EthicsComm@nycourts.gov

Overview

Since 1990, the Ethics Commission for the New York State Unified Court System has been
responsible for administering the distribution, collection, review and maintenance of annual
financial disclosure statements. The powers and duties of the Commission are set forth in 22 NYCRR Part 40 (Chief Judge's Rule) and the procedures promulgated by the Commission are set forth in 22 NYCRR Part 7400.

 

The deadline to file the Financial Disclosure Statement for Calendar Year 2021 is May 15,2022.
 

22 NYCRR Part 40 Filers
(Judges, Justices and Employees and Officers of the Unified Court System)

You must file a financial disclosure statement for calendar year 2021 if you are employed by the Unified Court System in 2022 and:

  • you are a state-paid judge or justice; or
  • you hold a position for which you receive an annual salary at a rate equal to or in excess of $101,379.00, and you have not been otherwise exempted from filing; or
  • you hold a position determined to be a policy making position for purposes of financial disclosure. List of Designated Policy Makers

Your annual salary rate is determined:

  • as of January 1, 2022 if you were employed by the Unified Court System on that date; or
  • as of the date you commence employment*, if you were not employed by the Unified Court System on January 1, 2022, or
  • as of the date you commence employment*, if you were employed by the Unified Court System on January 1, 2022, but your annual salary rate was less than $101,379.00 on that date.

*For purposes of financial disclosure, commencing employment includes changing job titles if the new job title:

  • has an annual salary rate equal to or in excess of $101,379.00; or
  • is designated as a policy making position for purposes of financial disclosure.

For purposes of financial disclosure, if the effective date of the change of job title is in a year prior to the current filing year, the effective date will be deemed to be the date the Ethics Commission becomes aware of the new job title.

If you are not a judge or justice and you work part-time as of January 1, 2022, or as of the date of your commencement of employment if employed after January 1, 2022, and you have not been designated as a policy maker for purposes of financial disclosure, you do not have to file if your annual salary rate is less than $101,379.00.

Your financial disclosure statement for calendar year 2021 is due:

  • May 15, 2022, if you are in your position from January 1, 2022 through April 15, 2022; or
  • Within thirty days of the date you commence employment, if you commence employment from April 16, 2022 through December 31, 2022.

You may file your financial disclosure statement online or by paper. To file online you will need to be connected to CourtNet through your work computer or through your court VPN connection (either SSLVPN or Pulse VPN will work.) FileMaker 14 must also be installed on your work computer.

 

22 NYCRR Part 100 Filers
Judicial Candidates

You must file a financial disclosure statement for calendar year 2021 if you are a candidate for public election to judicial office in 2022. Such filing is not required if you were, or are, required to file a 2021 statement because you are a state-paid judge or justice, or an officer or employee of the Unified Court System. Such filing is not required if you are a candidate for public election to a Town & Village Court.

Your financial disclosure statement for calendar year 2021 is due within 20 days following the date on which you become a candidate.

You may only file your financial disclosure statement by mail. You cannot file online.