CONFRONTING THE FRONT --
Chief Judge's 2015 COMMISSION
ON STATEWIDE ATTORNEY DISCIPLINE
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Public Testimony - Public Hearings:
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& Evidence to Back it Up!
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DISPOSITIVE oral & written testimony
the Commission's August 11, 2015 hearing
disciplinary system cannot survive
an evidentiary demonstration..."
CJA's Contemporaneous FOIL to OCA --
Gathering of Other
The Commission's Sham,
Cover-Up September 24, 2015 Final Report
OCA Counsel's September 24, 2015 memorandum --
"Report and recommendation of the Chief Judge's Commission
Statewide Attorney Discipline"
The OCA's Corruption-Perpetuating Rules
Attorney Grievance Complaints
counsel's November 4, 2015 memorandum --
"Request for Public Comment on Proposed Uniform
Attorney Disciplinary Rules of the Appellate Division"
December 29, 2015 press announcement
"Chief Judge Announces New
Rules to Ensure
A More Efficient and Consistent Attorney Discipline
Process in New York State"
August 18, 2016 Joint Order
This measure was adopted by the four Departments of the Appellate Division
in December 2015. A number of revisions to the proposed rules, together
with uniform Forms, were adopted in June 2016. The effective date of the
rules, initially scheduled for July 1, 2016, has been moved to October 1,
22 NYCRR Part 1240
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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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