NJ Beefs Up Ethics Standards For Administrative Judges

Law360, New York (August 7, 2013, 4:27 PM EDT) -- The New Jersey Office of Administrative Law recently strengthened its rules of conduct for administrative law judges, requiring their recusal if discussing future employment plans with firms or parties involved in pending cases.

The OAL adopted amendments to the New Jersey Administrative Code on July 31 that would hold administrative law judges to standards already held to state Superior Court judges concerning when disqualification from certain matters and cases is necessary.

Among the notable changes adopted, administrative law judges are now expressly required to recuse themselves...
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