October 7, 2013
This responds to your inquiry (13-105) asking whether it is ethically permissible for you to work as a bartender in a town that adjoins the town where you preside as a town justice. The Committee has previously advised that it is ethically permissible for a part-time judge to work for a business that sells alcohol as long as the business is properly licensed to do so.
Enclosed, for your convenience, is Opinion 90-118 which addresses this issue.
Very truly yours,
George D. Marlow, Assoc. Justice
Appellate Division, First Dept. (Ret.)