December 1, 2014
PERSONAL AND CONFIDENTIAL
This responds to your inquiry (14-142) asking whether you may serve as a hearing officer for the New York State Joint Commission on Public Ethics.
The Committee has recently advised that a judge may serve as a hearing officer for this Commission, provided such service is legally permissible.
Enclosed, for your convenience, is Opinion 14-129(A) which addresses this issue.
Very truly yours,
George D. Marlow, Assoc. Justice
Appellate Division, First Dept. (Ret.)