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PART 08. Appointment Of Relatives Of Judges

Section 8.1 Prohibited appointments.
Section 8.2 Application.

Section 8.1 Prohibited appointments.

No person shall be appointed to a position in any state-paid court of the Unified Court System if he or she is a relative within the fourth degree of relationship, or the spouse of such relative, of any judge or the spouse of such judge of the same court within the county in which the appointment is to be made. The Appellate Division and Appellate Terms of the Supreme Court shall not be considered the same court as the Supreme Court for purposes of this Part.

Historical Note
Sec. filed July 18, 1996; amd. filed April 7, 2000 eff. March 28, 2000.
Amended 8.1 on Feb 16, 2006.

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Section 8.2 Application.

This Part shall not apply to appointments to positions in the competitive class nor to persons who have held permanent appointments in positions in the Unified Court System prior to the effective date of this Part or prior to the relative becoming a judge.

Historical Note
Sec. filed July 18, 1996; amd. filed Jan. 6, 1999 eff. Dec. 15, 1998.

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