Welcome

Mission

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. Margaret T. Walsh
Hon. Lillian Wan
Chief Counsel: Laura L. Smith, Esq.

Next Meeting

Inquiries received by December 5 will be heard on December 15, 2022.

(Those who sent in inquiries for consideration at the October meeting may call on the afternoon of October 27 to learn the disposition by telephone.)   

Contact Information

Telephone: 1-866-795-8343 (toll free)

E-Mail: part100@nycourts.gov (see guidelines).

Mailing Address (see guidelines):
Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics
c/o Laura L. Smith, Esq., Chief Counsel
25 Beaver Street, 8th floor
New York, NY 10004

 

New or Notable

Self-Help (Finding Opinions)

Our search page provides access to the search engine and other resources.  Here are some additional alternatives:

Inquiry Status

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.