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A ROSE IS STILL A ROSE ....

The Departmental Disciplinary Committee (DDC) wanted to disbar Eric H. because he supposedly committed a felony outside the State of New York. New York's Judiciary Law § 90(4)(b) provides for ...
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LOOKING @ ATTORNEY DISCIPLINE

Dear Lucas: The state Office of Court Administration seeks comments on the proposed Uniform Rules of the Appellate Division on Attorney Discipline. The proposed rules, announced November 4, 2015, ...
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THEY SHOULD FLUSH THIS ADVERTISING

A urinal @ American Airlines Arena (Miami) (This pissed me off.)
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GOT AN ETHICAL QUESTION?

Ehics Hotline The Committee on Professional Ethics accepts both written and telephone inquiries on ethics matters and provides advisory opinions. For additional information, call the members listed ...
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LAWYER ROBBED A CEMETERY?

A.G. Schneiderman Announces Arrest Of Lawyer Charged With Stealing From Clients To Fund Lavish Lifestyle Bronxville Attorney Allegedly Used Clients’ Escrow Money For Country Club Membership And ...
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MIS-TRUST?

Because Schildiner had been disbarred by the Supreme Court of New Jersey for allegedly misappropriating client trust funds, the Committee on Professional Standards in New York asked for a comparable ...
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A DUTY DISREGARDED

Convicted of gang assault, Tyrone Prescott retained counsel to represent him on an appeal. But Tyrone apparently didn't know that his attorney also represented Calvin Martin, a codefendant, who ...
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OUT-OF-THIS-COUNTRY "OF COUNSEL"

City Bar Formal Ethics Opinion: “Of Counsel” Designation for New York Attorneys Practicing in a Foreign Country Last week, the New York City Bar Association’s Committee on ...
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BARRING DISBARMENT

After New York attorney T.J. Barnes pleaded guilty to a federal felony (for wrongfully using funds from an employee pension benefit plan), and was sentenced by the District Court for the Western ...
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PATRONIZING PROSTITUTES PASS

Spitzer Escaped Ethics Sanctions for Tryst with Prostitute by Dan Wise of WiseLawNY Did Eliot Spitzer get a free pass from the body responsible for policing the conduct of lawyers admitted to practice ...
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SUSPEND THIS

Because she failed to cooperate with an investigation of her alleged misconduct, the Committee on Professional Standards asked the Appellate Division, Third Department, to suspend attorney Ann ...
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POLYGYNY?

While married to Theresa W., attorney Joseph R. went to Jamaica and married Radiah G. (Joseph reportedly identified himself as a "bachelor" to government officials in order to secure a ...
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ON A ROLL

After attorney Stuart Ross pleaded guilty to attempted grand larceny in the second degree--a class D felony-- for trying to "extort" some $10 million from his son-in-law, the Grievance ...
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TOO MUCH LICENSE?

Attorney Mark Bratkovsky got into trouble for allowing a non-attorney--who wasn't even an employee of Bratkovsky's firm--to meet and prepare legal papers for a client. Bratkovsky was later hit ...
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THEY LAUGHED, THEY LEARNED

In December, Newman Ferrara hosted New York Women's Bar Association's "Ethics Game Show" at our offices. Here's a copy of an article about the program which appears in the ...
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HOW PRIVILEGED?

When Gentry Beach and Robert Vollero sued their former employer--Touradji Capital Management, LP--claiming that the company had wrongfully withheld more than $50 million in pay, the latter alleged ...
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PAY TO PLAY?

When the Departmental Disciplinary Committee learned that an attorney owed over $90,000 in child-support payments, it initiated an investigation, and, because he couldn't offer proof of payment at ...
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FORGIVE HIM HIS TRESPASSES

Back in the early 1980s, Neal Wiesner orchestrated an llegal scheme to distribute Quaaludes. And when his endeavor came to an abrupt end, Neal was convicted not only for the narcotics scam, but also ...
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BUYING TIME

Back in January of 2006, Zoraida Arafet paid an attorney $7,500 to file an appeal on her husband's behalf. Some seven months later, the lawyer supposedly showed her a copy of a brief which had ...
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LET'S PLAY THE BLAME GAME...

After he was found to have violated multiple New York Stock Exchange and Securities Exchange Commission rules while working as a "floor trader," James O'Callaghan filed a malpractice claim against his ...
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SHOULD NON-LAWYERS GET A PIECE?

Office of the President Small Firm Survey on Potential Non-Lawyer Ownership of Law Firms (www.nysba.org/NLOSurvey) Dear Lucas: In 2000, NYSBA's House of Delegates passed a resolution opposing any form ...
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NO OBSTRUCTING THIS

The Departmental Disciplinary Committee for the First Judicial Department sought to disbar attorney Robert S. Brown after he pled guilty to obstruction of justice. In a deal reached with the U.S. ...
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WANNA PARTNER UP WITH NON-LAWYERS?

Office of the President Small Firm Survey on Potential Non-Lawyer Ownership of Law Firms (www.nysba.org/NLOSurvey) Dear Lucas: In 2000, NYSBA's House of Delegates passed a resolution opposing any form ...
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MORTGAGE SCAMMER HEADS UP THE RIVER

A.G. SCHNEIDERMAN ANNOUNCES SENTENCINGS FOR MULTI-STATE MORTGAGE FRAUD SCHEME Five Individuals Will Spend Time Behind Bars For Their Roles In Mortgage Scams Schneiderman: Rivertown Financial Services ...
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