Matter of Fischer

Matter of Fischer (2022 NY Slip Op 05138) Matter of Fischer 2022 NY Slip Op 05138 Decided on September 8, 2022 Appellate Division, Third Department Published by New York State Law Reporting Bureau pursuant to Judiciary Law § 431. This opinion is uncorrected and subject to revision before publication in the Official Reports. Decided and Entered:September 8, 2022 PM-157-22 [*1]In the Matter of Jennifer Anne Fischer, an Attorney. (Attorney Registration No. 4418679.) Calendar Date:August 29, 2022 Before:Garry, P.J., Egan Jr., Aarons, Reynolds Fitzgerald and Ceresia, JJ. Jennifer Anne Fischer, Washington, DC, pro se. Monica A. Duffy, Attorney Grievance Committee for the Third Judicial Department, Albany, for Attorney Grievance Committee for the Third Judicial Department. Per Curiam. Jennifer Anne Fischer was admitted to practice by this Court in 2006 and lists a business address in Washington, DC with the Office of Court Administration. Fischer now seeks leave to resign from the New York bar for nondisciplinary reasons (see Rules for Attorney Disciplinary Matters [22 NYCRR] § 1240.22 [a]). The Attorney Grievance Committee for the Third Judicial Department (hereinafter AGC) opposes the application by July 20, 2022 correspondence from its Chief Attorney. As is noted by AGC, Fischer is presently delinquent in her New York attorney registration requirements, having failed to timely register for the 2022-2023 biennial period (see Judiciary Law § 468-a; Rules of the Chief Admin of Cts [22 NYCRR] § 118.1). Inasmuch as Fischer is therefore subject to potential disciplinary action (see Judiciary Law § 468-a [5]; Rules of Professional Conduct [22 NYCRR 1200.0] rule 8.4 [d]; see also Matter of Attorneys in Violation of Judiciary Law § 468-a, 113 AD3d 1020, 1021 [3d Dept 2014]), she is ineligible for nondisciplinary resignation and her application must be denied (see Matter of Cluff, 148 AD3d 1346, 1346 [3d Dept 2017]; Matter of Bomba, 146 AD3d 1226, 1226-1227 [3d Dept 2017]). Further, any future application by Fischer must be supported by proof of her full satisfaction of the requirements of Judiciary Law § 468-a and Rules of the Chief Administrator of the Courts (22 NYCRR) § 118.1 (see Matter of Frank, 146 AD3d 1228, 1228-1229 [3d Dept 2017]). Garry, P.J., Egan Jr., Aarons, Reynolds Fitzgerald and Ceresia, JJ., concur. ORDERED that Jennifer Anne Fischer's application for permission to resign is denied. PM-157-22 Appellate Division of the Supreme Court of the State of New York nyappdiv N.Y. App. Div. Matter of Fischer 8 September 2022 2022 NY Slip Op 05138 Published cb3a7d6b803dc34595275336f33950644adeb5d6

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