January 25, 2011
Legal Consultant License Stricken
The New York Appellate Division for the Second Judicial Department has accepted the resignation of a licensed legal consultant:
The resignor concedes that he is the subject of a pending investigation into allegations that he exceeded the scope of practice as a legal consultant, as set forth in Rules of the Court of Appeals (22 NYCRR) § 521.3. He acknowledges his inability to successfully defend himself on the merits against charges predicated upon the alleged professional misconduct under investigation.
[The resignor] avers that he is not being subjected to coercion or duress by anyone. He understands that his resignation constitutes the revocation of his license as a legal consultant. The resignation is submitted subject to any application which could be made by the Grievance Committee for the Second, Eleventh, and Thirteenth Judicial Districts (hereinafter the Grievance Committee) for an order directing that he make restitution and that he reimburse the Lawyers' Fund for Client Protection, pursuant to Judiciary Law § 90(6-a). [He]acknowledges the continuing jurisdiction of the Court to make such an order. He is aware that any order issued pursuant to Judiciary Law § 90(6-a) could be entered as a civil judgment against him, and he specifically waives the opportunity afforded him by Judiciary Law § 90(6-a)(f) to be heard in opposition thereto.
As a result, the resignor was stricken from the rolls of licensed legal consultants. (Mike Frisch)
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This is why there should be more required to become a consultant than a simple certification. Certification should go beyond the basic qualifications and include tests of character, ethics, etcetera.
Posted by: RhondaLC | Apr 9, 2011 6:33:14 PM