Then-Chief Judge Jonathan Lippman created the Commission on Statewide Attorney Discipline to conduct a comprehensive review of the state’s attorney disciplinary system to determine what is working well and what can work better, and offer recommendations to enhance the efficiency and effectiveness of New York’s attorney discipline process.
Among the issues to be studied by the Commission are whether New York’s departmental-based system leads to regional disparities in the implementation of discipline; if conversion to a statewide system is desirable; and how to achieve dispositions more quickly in an effort to provide much-needed closure to both clients and attorneys.
Dec. 29: New Rules Adopted by Administrative Board of the Courts and Press Release
Sept. 24: Final Report: Enhancing Fairness and Consistency; Fostering Efficiency and Transparency
Aug. 11: Transcript from 8/11 Public Hearing in New York City
Aug. 4: Transcript from 8/4 Public Hearing in Buffalo
Jul. 28: Transcript from 7/28 Public Hearing in AlbanyJul. 28: Public Hearing Schedule and Witnesses
Mar. 30: Press Release: Chief Judge Names Members of Commission