December 15, 2021

Appealing disciplinary penalties imposed on members of the New York State Bar

In Matter of Hallock, 2021 NY Slip Opinion 06937, the Court of Appeals addressed the Appellate Division's imposition of reciprocal discipline on appellants Larry Hallock and Mary Malerba [Appellants] for alleged misconduct committed before a federal district court judge, resulting in the suspension of Hallock from the practice of law for one year and of Malerba for six months.

The Court of Appeals held that "that the record from the foreign jurisdiction did not support the Appellate Division's finding that [Appellants] acted dishonestly and, accordingly," reversed and remitted the matter to the lower court in both cases.

Click HERE to access the text of the Court of Appeals' ruling in this action.

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