Committee on Professional Discipline

The Committee on Professional Discipline’s primary purpose is to assist in maintaining and improving the overall effectiveness and fairness of New York’s attorney disciplinary system.   To that end, the Committee monitors the current disciplinary practices of the disciplinary and grievance committees and studies professional responsibility issues affecting lawyers and law firms.   The Committee regularly reviews and analyzes the rules, regulations and statutes applicable to lawyer conduct, as well as the procedural rules governing the disciplinary system, and makes proposals to improve the fair and effective regulation of the legal profession and further the protection of the public.  The Committee also strives to increase public awareness of the work of the disciplinary and grievance committees.  In furtherance of these goals, the Committee issues reports and proposals for consideration by the Bar’s leadership and publishes an Annual Report on the New York State disciplinary system. 

The Committee on Professional Discipline is chaired by Sarah Jo Hamilton, Esq.

For more information, please contact the Committee's staff liaison, Richard Rifkin at rrifkin@nysba.org.

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