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Ethics Commission
25 Beaver Street
Room 875
New York, NY 10004

Telephone: 212-428-2899

Email: EthicsComm@nycourts.gov

About Us

Since 1990, the Ethics Commission for the Unified Court System has been responsible for the distribution, collection, review and maintenance of the financial disclosure statements required to be filed annually by approximately 5,000 state-paid judges, justices and nonjudicial officers and employees of the Unified Court System, pursuant to 22 NYCRR Part 40. Effective September, 2006, certain candidates for public election to judicial office are also required to file financial disclosure statements, pursuant to 22 NYCRR Part 100.

Commencing This Reporting Year, Liabilities In Excess Of $10,000 As Of The Date Of Filing Must Be Reported In Question 19. Previously, Liabilities In Excess Of $5,000 As Of The Date Of Filing Were Required To Be Reported

 

22 NYCRR Part 40 Filers
(Judges, Justices and Employees and Officers of the Unified Court System)

You must file a financial disclosure statement for calendar year 2016 if you are employed by the Unified Court System in 2017 and:

  • you are a state-paid judge or justice; or
  • you hold a position for which you receive an annual salary at a rate equal to or in excess of $91,821.00, and you have not been otherwise exempted from filing; or
  • you hold a position determined to be a policy making position for purposes of financial disclosure. List of Designated Policy Makers

Your annual salary rate is determined:

  • as of January 1, 2017 if you were employed by the Unified Court System on that date; or
  • as of the date you commence employment*, if you were not employed by the Unified Court System on January 1, 2017, or
  • as of the date you commence employment*, if you were employed by the Unified Court System on January 1, 2017, but your annual salary rate was less than $91,821.00 on that date.

*For purposes of financial disclosure, commencing employment includes changing job titles if the new job title:

  • has an annual salary rate equal to or in excess of $91,821.00; or
  • is designated as a policy making position for purposes of financial disclosure.

For purposes of financial disclosure, if the effective date of the change of job title is in a year prior to the current filing year, the effective date will be deemed to be the date the Ethics Commission becomes aware of the new job title.

If you are not a judge or justice and you work part-time as of January 1, 2017, or as of the date of your commencement of employment if employed after January 1, 2017, and you have not been designated as a policy maker for purposes of financial disclosure, you do not have to file if your annual salary rate is less than $91,821.00.

Your financial disclosure statement for calendar year 2016 is due:

  • May 15, 2017, if you are in your position from January 1, 2017 through April 15, 2017; or
  • Within thirty days of the date you commence employment, if you commence employment from April 16, 2017 through December 31, 2017.

You can file your financial disclosure statement online or by paper. To file online you must be on a work computer connected to CourtNet. You can not access the electronic filing system using the Internet. You can file a paper statement by mail, or in person at our office.

 

22 NYCRR Part 100 Filers
Judicial Candidates

You must file a financial disclosure statement for calendar year 2016 if you are a candidate for public election to judicial office in 2017. Such filing is not required if you were, or are, required to file a 2016 statement because you are a state-paid judge or justice, or an officer or employee of the Unified Court System. Such filing is not required if you are a candidate for public election to a Town & Village Court.

Your financial disclosure statement for calendar year 2016 is due within 20 days following the date on which you become a candidate.

You can file your financial disclosure statement by mail, or in person at our office. You can not file online.