Thursday, June 10, 2010
Matter of Stewart, ____A.D.3d_____(1st Dep't. April 15, 2010), demonstrates that an attorney employee can be disciplined for misconduct at the workplace. Here, the attorney pleaded guilty to one count of petit larceny in violation of Penal Law § 155.25, a class A misdemeanor, in full satisfaction of all charges brought against her for providing a false document. Her purpose was to receive paid leave to which she would have otherwise not been entitled. On October 10, 2008, she was sentenced to a one-year conditional discharge.The court suspended her from the practice of law for 6 months.
Mitchell H. Rubinstein