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Attorneys Admitted to Practice in New York are Subject to Criminal Liability under New York Judiciary Law Based Upon Conduct in any Court Throughout the World, ABA LPL eAdvisory

Posted Jan 18, 2010

Co-authored by Brett A. Scher
(January 2010)

A New York Supreme Court Justice recently rejected 30 years of decisions including a long-standing ruling from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit that attorneys admitted to practice in New York are not subject to the criminal and civil penalties of New York Judiciary Law §487 for acts that occur in courts outside of the State of New York.

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