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Understanding the Attorney Disciplinary Process
Member Price    $50
Non-Member Attorney Price    $75
Member Price    $50
Non-Member Attorney Price    $75
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Course ID: DV031611

Credits: 2 MCLE Credits
2 MCLE Credits: 2 Ethics; Non-transitional


Program Co-sponsor:
NYCLA’s Ethics Institute

Program Chair:
Pery Krinsky, Krinsky PLLC,
Chair, NYCLA Committee on Professional Discipline

Sharon Gursen Ades, Assistant Counsel,
State of NY Grievance Comm., 2d, 11th, 13th Jud. Dists.

Vitaly Lipkansky, Deputy Chief Counsel,
Dept. Disciplinary Comm., Sup. Ct., App. Div, 1st Dept
Jonathan D. Lupkin, Flemming, Zulack Williamson Zauderer LLP,
Chair, NYSBA Commercial and Federal Litigation Section


Every lawyer licensed to practice in New York State is required to observe the New York Rules of Professional Conduct. While a violation of a Rule does not in of itself give rise to a cause of action, and is not necessarily a basis for civil liability, the failure to comply with an obligation or prohibition imposed by the Rules could be the basis for invoking the disciplinary process.

While there are many resources available to assist lawyers in avoiding disciplinary infractions, nevertheless, bad things do happen – even to good lawyers. Each year many attorneys are the subject of disciplinary complaints, even if they have not committed an ethical violation. Therefore, it is critical to understand the factors triggering disciplinary complaints, the circumstances frequently attending disciplinary violations, the sanctions that can be imposed, the disciplinary process itself – and how to avoid it.

Original Tape Date: March 16, 2011

All Programs include: (1) Affirmation and (1) DVD/CD packet.

To receive CLE credit for program on DVD/CD: DVD/CDs are embedded with CLE codes that you must copy onto a supplied affirmation sheet. Return the signed and dated affirmation to the NYCLA CLE Institute to be issued a CLE certificate. We recommend that you watch/listen to DVD/CDs as soon as possible. We can only issue CLE credit if the law is still current. The date of your signed affirmation will determine the date of your CLE certificate.

Course Materials: DVDs have a PDF file of the course materials on the DVD itself. CD orders will come with a separate CD with a PDF file of the course materials. Written materials provided only upon request.


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