Judicial Ethics Opinion 16-64

New York Law Journal

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A judge ordinarily may preside in matters involving an attorney who is the chair of a political committee on which the judge's court attorney serves. The judge need not insulate the court attorney or disclose the relationship when the town committee chair appears as an attorney, where committee membership is the only connection between the two attorneys, the proceeding does not involve the committee or related political issues, and the judge is satisfied that the court attorney can be objective.

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