2014 Judicial Campaign Ethics Training and Guidelines

Mandatory Training

(Candidates for town or village justice are invited, but not required, to watch the training video.)

Individuals who are seeking state-paid elective judicial office must complete a judicial campaign ethics training program. 22 NYCRR 100.5(A)(4)(f); 100.6(A); NY Rules of Professional Conduct. Rule 8.2(b).

The training program for 2014 will be available for viewing online.

Please note: The training should be completed no later than 30 days after the date of receiving the nomination. For candidates running in a primary, the deadline is 30 days after filing a designating petition with the Board of Elections.

Training taken in one election cycle does not "carryover" into subsequent years.

Please contact the Judicial Campaign Ethics Center at 1·888·600·5232 to register for the training.

Advisory Opinions

Candidates may direct inquiries about their own prospective campaign conduct to the Judicial Campaign Ethics Center. It may be helpful to call first before sending in a written inquiry.
Phone: 888·600·5232 - Call for informal guidance during regular court hours.
E-mail: jcec@nycourts.gov - E·mail or fax for formal written advice.
Fax: 212-401-9029

Additional Resources
For a copy of the latest edition of the Judicial Campaign Ethics Hand book, and more information about court rules applicable to judicial candidates, as well as links to the Independent Judicial Election Qualification Commissions site, please visit our website at http://www.nycourts.gov/ip/jcec 

Please note: Candidates are invited to consult the "FAQs on financial Disclosures" on the website for guidance on whether they must file a financial disclosure statement under Rule I00.5(A)( 4)(g) .