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New York State Commission on Judicial Conduct Annual Report 1998

NCJ Number
Date Published
March 1998
178 pages
This is the New York State Commission on Judicial Conduct's report of its activities during calendar year 1997.
The report describes: (1) Action Taken in 1997 (Complaints Received, Investigations, Formal Written Complaints, and Summary of All 1997 Dispositions); (2) Formal Proceedings (Overview of 1997 Determinations, Removal, Censure, and Admonition); (3) Dismissed or Closed Formal Written Complaints; (4) Matters Closed Upon Resignation; (5) Referrals to Other Agencies; (6) Letters of Dismissal and Caution (Unauthorized Ex Parte Communications, Inappropriate Demeanor, Conflicts of Interest, Political Activity, Audit and Control, Poor Administration: Failure to Comply With Law, Lending the Prestige of Office to Private Purposes, Practice of Law by Part-Time Judges, Other Cautions, and Follow Up on Caution Letters); (7) Commission Determinations Reviewed by the Court of Appeals; (8) Challenges to Commission Procedures; (9) Special Topics and Recommendations (Political Activity by Judges and Judicial Appointees, Right to a Public Trial, Improper Delegation of Judicial Duties, Training and Education for Part-Time Judges, Undue Impatience With Small Claims Litigants Who Appear in Court Without Attorneys, and Blanket Denials of Adjournments in Traffic Cases); (10) Commission's Budget; and (11) Conclusion. Figures, tables, notes, appendix