NJ Judge May Face Reprimand For Independent Research
By Nick Muscavage (September 1, 2021, 3:47 PM EDT) -- A New Jersey disciplinary official on Wednesday recommended that retired state Superior Court Judge Arthur Bergman be publicly reprimanded on ethics charges alleging that he conducted his own independent research in a trust dispute he presided over.
The argument made by Maureen G. Bauman, disciplinary counsel for New Jersey's Advisory Committee on Judicial Conduct, hinges on a phone call Judge Bergman made to a potential witness in the case.
Bruce H. Nagel, the attorney representing Judge Bergman in his disciplinary proceedings, said the "five-second" call was not improper.
"It has always been our position that Judge Bergman reached out in order...
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