Wednesday, October 4, 2017
An attorney who had failed to respond to charges of unpaid child support has been suspended by the New York Appellate Division for the Second Judicial Department
We find that the procedural requirements under Judiciary Law § 90(2-a)(b) were satisfied, and the respondent failed to appear at the hearing and present proof that full payment has been made of all child and spousal support arrears established by the Family Court order. Pursuant to Judiciary Law § 90(2-a)(d), “the license to practice law in this state of an attorney admitted to practice shall be suspended by the appellate division if, at the hearing provided for by paragraph b of this subdivision, the licensed attorney fails to present proof of payments as required by such subdivision.”
Accordingly, effective immediately, pursuant to Judiciary Law § 90(2-a)(d) the respondent is suspended from the practice of law (see Matter of Updegraff, 242 AD2d 119).