Friday, April 18, 2008

Due Deference

The New York Appellate Division for the First Judicial Department imposed reciprocal discipline of public censure based on the imposition of that sanction in Massachusetts, where the attorney conducted his practice. The court explains:

"...it is generally accepted that the state where an attorney subject to discipline lived and practiced law at the time of the offense has the greatest interest in the matter and in the public policy considerations relevant to the disciplinary action and great weight should be accorded to the sanction administered by the state where the charges were originally brought. (citations omitted)"

Makes sense to me. (Mike Frisch)

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