New York Codes, Rules and Regulations
Title 22 - JUDICIARY
Subtitle C - Ancillary Agencies
Chapter V - State Commission On Judicial Conduct
Part 7000 - Operating Procedures And Rules
Section 7000.14 - Special rules for commission members

Current through Register Vol. 46, No. 12, March 20, 2024

(a) Campaigns for judicial office. No commission member shall participate in or contribute to any campaign for judicial office in New York State, except where the member is a candidate for judicial office. When a commission member is associated with a bar association committee or other organization that endorses or rates candidates for judicial office, the member shall not participate in that process.

(b) Campaigns for non-judicial office. A commission member who is involved in any political campaign for non-judicial office shall not make reference to the member's affiliation with the commission or act in any way that indicates support for the candidate by the commission.

(c) Disqualification based on fiduciary appointment. A commission member who has accepted a discretionary fiduciary appointment from a judge shall be disqualified from participating in any complaint involving that judge or the judge who approves the commission member's fee for such appointment, for the period beginning on the date of the appointment and ending two years after the appointment is formally terminated or the member's final fee for the appointment is awarded, whichever comes later.

(d) Practice of law before the commission. No commission member shall represent a judge or witness, or otherwise serve as counsel, before the commission while serving as a member of the commission. The foregoing prohibition shall also apply to the law firm, partners and associates of a member of the commission. No commission member may represent a judge or witness, or otherwise serve as counsel, before the commission for a period of two years after ceasing to serve as a member of the commission.

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