JThe Judicial Ethics Advisory Committee responds to written requests from New York State’s approximately 3,600 judges and judges, as well as hundreds of court hearing officers, support magistrates, arbitrator attorneys and judicial candidates (judges and non-judges seeking election). judicial office). The committee interprets the Rules Governing Judicial Conduct (22 NYCRR Part 100) and, to the extent applicable, the Code of Judicial Conduct. The committee is made up of 27 current and retired justices and is co-chaired by the Honorable Margaret Walsh, Justice of the Supreme Court of Albany County, and the Honorable Lillian Wan, Associate Justice of the Appellate Division, Second Department.
Digest: A judge who is a community college trustee may attend a conference sponsored only by a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization of college trustees, notwithstanding the designation of the conference as a national legislative summit. However, the judge is not to meet with federal lawmakers as part of the conference, where such meetings will be considered lobbying efforts for the organization’s legislative agenda.