The Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics provides ethics advice to judges, justices and quasi-judicial officials of the NYS Unified Court System about their own conduct.
Our sole mission is to help judges comply with the Rules Governing Judicial Conduct.
|Co-Chairs:||Hon. George D. Marlow
Hon. Margaret T. Walsh
|Vice-Chairs:||Hon. Betty Weinberg Ellerin
Hon. Jerome C. Gorski
|Chief Counsel:||Laura L. Smith, Esq.|
Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics
c/o Laura L. Smith, Esq., Chief Counsel
25 Beaver Street, Room 866
New York, NY 10004
Telephone: 1-866-79-JUDGE  (toll free)
E-Mail: None. (See the Committee's policy for more information.)
To make the Committee's opinions more accessible:
- Subject Matter Index (2015 and later)
- Recent Broadcasts (past 12 months)
- Searchable Opinion Digests (2013-2017)
- Learning Corner (educational/reference materials on selected topics)
Once the Committee meets and decides an inquiry (see Meeting Dates), the inquiring judge may call us at 1-866-795-8343 to learn the disposition immediately by telephone.
A formal written opinion will follow in due course.