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.|
Telephone: 1-866-795-8343 (toll free)
E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org (see our guidelines for more information).
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 RemittalOpinion 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:
- Searchable Opinion Digests (2013 and later)
- Subject Matter Index (2015 and later)
- Learning Corner (educational/reference materials on selected topics, including Judiciary Law § 9 and coronavirus issues)
- Recent Broadcasts (12-18 months)
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.