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
Vice-Chair: Hon. Daniel Angiolillo
Chief Counsel: Laura L. Smith, Esq.

 

Contact Information

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

E-Mail: part100@nycourts.gov (see our guidelines for more information).

Mailing Address:
Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics
c/o Laura L. Smith, Esq., Chief Counsel
25 Beaver Street, Room 866
New York, NY 10004

 

New Opinion on Remittal

Opinion 21-22(A): “we no longer prohibit remittal of disqualification merely because a party is unrepresented. We hereby modify our prior opinions to abolish that requirement.”
This also affects opinions “where disclosure (or disclosure and insulation) is mandated in lieu of outright disqualification” (see id. fn 3).

 

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.