NY Bill Would Make Lawyer Discipline Process More Public

Law360, New York (January 10, 2013, 5:29 PM EST) -- Empire State authorities would have to explain decisions not to pursue disciplinary proceedings against New York-admitted lawyers if legislation introduced Thursday in Albany that is designed to shed light on the process were signed into law.

The bill, sponsored by Sen. George S. Latimer, a Democrat from Port Chester, N.Y., would add a new section to the state's law governing allegations of professional misconduct against attorneys, which are handled by grievance committees overseen by the Empire State's mid-level appeals courts.

"The committee shall provide the complainant...
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