Opinion 91-117

September 23, 1991

Note: Please see the NYS Commission on Judicial Conduct’s website (www.cjc.ny.gov) for its current address and other information.

Dear Ms.


         This will acknowledge, on behalf of the Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics, receipt of your inquiry (91-117), dated September 17, 1991.

         The statute and rules establishing the Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics authorize the Committee to render confidential ethical advisory opinions only to judges or justices who solicit its advice. The Committee is not authorized to render ethical opinions or advice to any officials, attorneys or other citizens who are not judges or justices. The Committee has no investigatory or disciplinary powers or functions of any kind.

         The State Constitution vests in the State Commlssion on Judicial Conduct, an entirely separate entity from the Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics, authority to receive and investigate complaints alleging possible misconduct by judges or justices. The address of the State Commission on Judicial Conduct is 801 Second Avenue, 17th Floor, New York, New York 10017.