L.I. Judge Granted Permission To Moonlight As Sailor

NEW YORK (1010 WINS) — Judge by day, captain by night.

Judge Honorof talks with 1010 WINS’ Mona Rivera

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Acting Nassau County Supreme Court Judge Alan Honorof has been given permission by the state Ethics Committee to work weekends on a sightseeing boat.

Last fall, court administrators relaxed their rules on moonlighting since judges have not been given raises since 1999.

Honorof became the 14th judge in the state to be granted permission to work outside the court after the Office of Court Administration and Ethics Commission found that there was no conflict of interest.

Honorof, who makes just over $136,000 a year in his day job, is the first Nassau County judge allowed to moonlight.

The 52-year-old judge is licensed to pilot vessels up to 100 tons in coastal waters, said that he has been passionate about sailing for 25 years.

He will do boat excursions off Long Island’s North Shore on evenings and weekends. The boat tours Manhasset Bay and points out historic locations in Manhasset, Port Washington and Great Neck.

Honorof said there’s not a chance that he would give up his job as a judge. “Now I don’t need the raise,” he laughed.

Do you think judges should be a llowed to moonlight? Sound off below

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  1. BARBARA ANDREWS says:

    ALAN CONGRATS, THIS IS A VOICE FROM THE PAST HAPPY TO HEAR YOU’RE DOING SO WELL, WOULD LOVE TO TOUCH BASE AND TALK ABOUT OLD FRIENDS AND STUFF
    KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK AND I’M SO HAPPY YOU GOT TO DO WHAT YOU LOVE TO DO
    BARB

  2. kimberly honorof says:

    Congratulation scousin Alan!
    Love,
    Kimmy H

  3. Marc Honorof says:

    My brother “the judge” worked his ass off to get a captains licence, which is one of the two things he loves (in additiion to his children)…being a judge, and a very fair good one at that, and his love of the water…congrats Alan!
    Love,
    Marc.

  4. Dan Te says:

    All lawyers are dishonest a$$holes. They earn a living by destroying families and helping criminals.

  5. Abrashinka says:

    I’ve got $300,000 in debt growing at 8.5% a year from going to law school – at 52 if I’m earning 136k a year I’d probably also need to moonlight to cover loan payments and cost of living.
    I admit, some lawyers live the good life. But not all. For many, after loan payments it’s just another minimum wage job.
    We do it because we enjoy it and feel it’s a way of serving society while making a living.
    And before I get squashed with negative comments – not all lawyers are criminal defense lawyers who defend mobsters rapists and serial killers. Some just help simple people with simple problems. Or become judges.

    1. Brendan Kenny says:

      Oh boy, what a rough life! Maybe you should have become a plumber. You made a conscious decision to borrow the money. You act like you are the only one in debt. Do us all a favor and live your life and quit complaining.

  6. Jose says:

    He makes$136,000 a year and still needs another job?

    1. Steven says:

      $136K per year is not a lot of money for Nassau County. We pay a high sales tax and even higher property taxes. Most attorneys make much more money so if a judge wants to highlight to make a few extra dollars and it doesn’t cause a conflict of interest….more power to him.

  7. Rob says:

    Judges should be allowed to moonlight. It’s not their fault they’re not paid adequately by an irresponsible, financially-defunt state.

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