February 11, 2008
A judge inquires about the propriety of a part-time justice court clerk simultaneously serving as a village trustee.
In Opinion 89-72 (Vol. III), the Advisory Committee concluded that there is no ethical incompatibility if a town justice also serves as a trustee of a village. A court clerk of a town justice court, therefore, also may serve as a village trustee. The Committee renders no opinion, however, as to the legal compatibility of the two positions.