CONFRONTING THE FRONT:
COMMISSION ON STATEWIDE ATTORNEY DISCIPLINE
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The Commission's Fraudulent September 24, 2015 Final Report
OCA Counsel's September 24, 2015 memorandum seeking public comment on the
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Lippman's State of the Judiciary Address, February 17, 2015
"...an efficient and effective disciplinary
system is fundamental to a sound administration of justice. In
assessing our current system, commentators have raised important and
challenging questions, including whether our departmental-based system leads
to regional disparities in the implementation of discipline, whether
conversion to a statewide system is desirable, and how can we achieve
speedier dispositions that give much-needed closure to both clients and
With this in mind, I am extremely pleased to
announce today the creation of the Commission on Statewide Attorney
Discipline. This new Commission, chaired by Chief Administrative Judge A.
Gail Prudenti, and made up of leaders from both the bench and the bar whom I
will announce in the near future, will conduct a top-to-bottom review of the
system throughout the state to assess what is working well and what can work
better, and to offer recommendations on fundamentally reshaping attorney
discipline in New York." (at pp. 12-13, "Transforming Attorney
Discipline in New York")
March 30, 2015
press release: "Chief Judge Designates Members of New
Commission on Statewide Attorney Discipline":
"...Chaired by Chief Administrative Judge A. Gail
Prudenti and made up of leaders from New York's bench and bar, the
Commission will conduct a comprehensive review of the state's attorney
disciplinary system to determine what is workng well and what can work
better, and offer recommendations to enhance the efficiency and effectiveness
of New York's attorney disciplinary process..."
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JUDICIARY LAW 90
-- Departmental Disciplinary Committee
22 CRR-NY 603: "Conduct of Attorneys"
22 CRR-NY 605: "Rules & Procedures of the Departmental Disciplinary Committee"
Department -- Grievance Committees
"Conduct of Attorneys"
Committee on Professional Standards
22 CRR-NY 806: "Conduct of Attorneys"
22 CRR-NY 1022.19: "Fourth Judicial Department Grievance Plan"
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