Thursday, July 26, 2012

Censure Imposed

A censure has been imposed by the New York Appellate Division for the Second Judicial Department for misconduct that involved the attorney's use of a falsely notarized document to secure the return of bail in a criminal matter:

In determining an appropriate measure of discipline to impose, we note the respondent's prior disciplinary history, which consists of two Admonitions and three Letters of Caution for, inter alia, engaging in conduct prejudicial to the administration of justice, law office failure, failure to fully account for funds on deposit in his attorney trust account, and failure to effectively withdraw from a matter by not taking all steps reasonably practicable to avoid foreseeable prejudice to the client. However, the respondent has recently completed, and earned a certificate for, a course entitled "Business Skills for Attorneys" and has presented numerous letters reflecting on his good works in the community.

(Mike Frisch)

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