ALBANY – New York State Bar Association President A. Thomas Levin of Mineola (Meyer Suozzi English & Klein, PC) has formed a committee to review the Code of Judicial Conduct, which governs the ethical behavior of New York’s state judges.
The seven-member special committee is charged with reviewing the Code for possible amendment in light of recent court decisions regarding judicial campaign conduct.
Marjorie E. Gross of New York (J P Morgan Chase Bank) chairs the committee. Other members are:
Hon. Joel K. Asarch of Hempstead, Nassau County District Court Judge;
Marilyn T. Carreras of Windham, Marilyn T. Carreras Attorney at Law
Hon. Kenneth R. Fisher of Rochester, state Supreme Court Justice;
Ralph L. Halpern of Buffalo, Jaeckle Fleischmann & Mugel LLP;
A. Rene Hollyer of New York, Hollyer Brady Smith & Hines LLP;
Elizabeth A. McNamara of New York, Davis Wright Tremaine LLP;
Frank R. Rosiny of New York, Rosiny & Rosiny; and
Hon. Rose H. Sconiers of Buffalo, state Supreme Court Justice.
The Code is intended to establish standards for ethical conduct of judges. The rules governing judicial conduct are designed to provide guidance to judges and candidates for elective judicial office and to provide a structure for regulating conduct through disciplinary agencies.
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