A New York judicial conduct commission has recommended a Family Court judge be censured for repeatedly requiring her secretary to perform personal chores, including baby-sitting her children and typing documents and correspondence for her husband. Judge Dandrea L. Ruhlmann's misconduct took place in 2004, her first year on the bench. The judge told the panel that, at the time, she did not realize the assignments were improper. Her ignorance of the rule did not affect the commission's decision.
Judge Faulted for Assigning Secretary to Do Personal Tasks
New York Law Journal
February 26, 2009