NJ Judge Admits To Conflict Of Interest In Atty Dealings

Law360, New York (December 3, 2013, 3:58 PM EST) -- A New Jersey Superior Court judge accused of improperly dealing with a family attorney with matters pending before her has admitted to creating a conflict of interest but has asked for leniency from the Advisory Committee on Judicial Conduct, according to a formal answer posted Tuesday.

The committee filed a complaint last month in New Jersey Supreme Court, claiming Judge Melanie D. Appleby violated various provisions of the Code of Judicial Conduct when she allegedly created a conflict of interest by receiving assistance from a family...
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