All individuals who are seeking state-paid elective judicial office must complete a judicial campaign ethics training program. 22 NYCRR 100.5(A)(4)(f); 100.6(A); NY Rules of Professional Conduct, Rule 8.2(b ).
Only candidates for town or village justice are exempt.
Please see the official 2016 Campaign Ethics Training Notice from the NYS Unified Court System for more information.
The latest version of the Judicial Campaign Ethics Handbook (issued Jan. 2016) is available at http://www.nycourts.gov/reports/judicialcampaignethicshndbk.pdf – it is fully searchable online, and contains links to many published judicial campaign ethics opinions.