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  1. Disgorgement of Gains or Civil Forfeiture

    ... law (to my knowledge, the nation's only aptly named ethics code). The current conflicts of interest section of the city charter can be ... officials keep ill-gotten gains. See the City Ethics Model Code provision on this, which is referred to as "civil forfeiture." It ...

    Robert Wechsler - 2010-10-30 09:21 - 0 comments

  2. Municipal Ethics Codes: General Discussion of Their Importance, Types, and Their Role in a Municipal Ethics Program

    City Ethics' Model Code Project assumes that an ethics code is central to municipal ethics ... it be aspirational or in the form of a law (or, as in our Model Code, both), and if in the form of a law, should it be enforceable? ...

    Robert Wechsler - 2006-11-30 15:10 - 0 comments

  3. Miscellaneous Provisions

    This is the place to comment on the Model Code's miscellaneous provisions, and to suggest different language as well as ... of Ethics Code Story Topics:  Model Code ...

    Robert Wechsler - 2007-02-17 10:27 - 0 comments

  4. An Arrogant Response to an Ethics Report

    ... responses to conflicts of interest that fall short of ethics code violations, but the cute categorization based on an old movie is not quite ... reputation and reliability of the speaker, rather than the content of the speech, is what people do when they can't adequately respond to ...

    Robert Wechsler - 2009-06-26 09:56 - 0 comments

  5. A Primer for Government Lawyers Faced with Officials' Conflicts

    ... on the directions given to the lawyer." This follows ABA Model Rule 1.13 . Officials tend to treat government lawyers as their ... Rule It's also worth noting that Rule 1.11 of the ABA Model Rules involves Special Conflicts of Interest for Former and Current ...

    Robert Wechsler - 2011-12-31 14:34 - 0 comments

  6. Scientists Lead the Way to Refusing Honoraria

    ... Many municipal codes of ethics, including the City Ethics Model Code (Section 100(15)) , contain a provision prohibiting the acceptance of ...

    Robert Wechsler - 2008-04-15 16:48 - 0 comments

  7. Officials' Inaction and Anger

    ... of others' ethics violations (see the City Ethics Model Code's provision for a provision that covers both). That's why I found it ...

    Robert Wechsler - 2011-02-09 09:57 - 0 comments

  8. Using the category index in City Ethics

    ... City Related County Related Model Ethics Code Top 10 Ethics Issues Top 10 Ethics Movies ...

    DonMc - 2008-04-14 14:57

  9. Are Gratuities and Rewards Government Ethics Issues?

    ... gratuities are the principal way in which an ethics code affects them, because many ethics code prohibit gratuities. But are they ... rule, not an ethics rule. That is why the City Ethics Model Code limits prohibited gifts to those coming from individuals and ...

    Robert Wechsler - 2010-09-10 06:39 - 2 comments

  10. Restrictions on Ethics Commission Membership

    ... conflicts, don't suddenly go away. The City Ethics Model Code provision goes one step further, prohibiting officials and employees, as ...

    Robert Wechsler - 2009-07-14 09:11 - 0 comments