New York state judges may get a chance to boost their income by moonlighting, but Chief Administrative Judge Ann Pfau cautioned last week that the “core principles affecting outside employment will still apply.”

Pfau wrote in an Oct. 13 memo to the system’s 1,300 judges (pdf) that the Office of Court Administration would consider several factors in deciding whether to approve proposals for outside employment. She said the agency’s counsel will scrutinize whether an outside job: