Coronavirus Pandemic Protocols


As a result of the Coronavirus pandemic, the Commission on Judicial Conduct adopted social distancing measures as recommended by public health authorities. For example, staff worked from home, and proceedings have been conducted virtually. Activities traditionally performed in person – such as meetings, witness interviews, depositions and hearings – have been transacted via video.

As pandemic-related public health conditions have changed, the Commission has modified its practices, consistent with the recommendations of public health authorities and measures instituted by New York State government agencies and the New York State courts:

• In-office operations have been resumed.

• Much of the agency’s business continues to be conducted by virtual/electronic means of communication.

• Staff work from home certain days and in-office other days.

• All staff must be fully vaccinated by October 15, 2021.

Regarding visitors:

• For the continued health and safety of Commission staff and those with whom we interact, visitors to the agency’s offices who do not have an appointment will not be accommodated.

• Before being admitted, visitors who do have appointments will be asked to provide either (A) proof of COVID vaccination or (B) proof of a negative “PCR” COVID test within the past three days. Visitors who do not provide such proof will not be admitted.

• All visitors will be required to wear a face mask at all times while on the premises.

We urge that complaints be submitted through our online complaint form, and that all other communications be by email to or fax to (518) 299-1757. Thank you for your patience and understanding.