Bronx Judge Made Rulings on Divorce Case Where Husband Was Lawyer

July 29, 2013 – In The News

Jeffrey Pollock was quoted in the NBC article "Bronx Judge Made Rulings on Divorce Case Where Husband Was Lawyer." While the full text can be found in NBC on July 29, 2013, a synopsis is noted below.

The New York Commission on Judicial Conduct is considering a complaint against a Bronx Supreme Court Judge, after she signed an order of protection banning a father from seeing his children in January. The wife, and plaintiff, was represented by the judge’s husband in the proceedings.

On the same day she signed the order of protection, the judge also signed off on two contradictory visitation agreements that were more favorable to the father.

“My suspicion is it was just sloppiness,” said Jeffrey Pollock. Pollock said cases shuffled between judges are often more prone to oversights, including failure to spot conflicts of interest. Failing to disclose a conflict of interest, even an accidental one, can result in serious consequences.

“The whole purpose is to make sure that no one is looking at the judicial system saying ‘the fix is in,’” Pollock said.

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