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  • "Matters" includes the following:
     - Complaints
     - Inquiries (Excluding telephone inquiries)
     - Sua Sponte Investigations
  • Individual complaints and inquiries. *
  • Number of respondent/attorneys.**
    As some attorneys are subject of multiple complaints the number of matters may exceed the number of cases.
  • Includes definite, interim and indefinite suspensions. ***

Fourth Department Disciplinary Activities

I. Matters Processed:*

A. Matters Pending at Start of Period 404
B. New Matters During Period 1608
C. Closed Matters Reactivated During Period 17
D. Total Matters to be Processed During Period (A+B+C) 2029
E. Total Matters Disposed of During Period 1666
F. Matters Pending at End of Period 363

II. Matters Disposed of by Committee:

Cases** Matters
A. Rejected as Failing to State a Complaint 786 912
B. Referred to Other Disciplinary Committees 71 73
C. Referred to Other Agencies 0 0
D. Dismissed or Withdrawn 356 392
E. Dismissed through Mediation 0 0
F. Letter of Advisement 138 165
G. Letter of Admonition 25 414
H. Admonition (or reprimand
I. Referred to Appellate Division (Disc. Proc 56 83
Total Disposed of During Period (Same as I.E. 1432 1666

III. Cases Processed in all Courts:**

A. Cases Pending at Start of Period 37
1. Disciplinary Proceedings 22
2. Other 15
B. Cases Received During Period 56
1. Disciplinary Proceedings 11
2. Other 45
C. Total to be Processed During Period 93
D. Cases Closed
1. Disbarred 5
2. Disciplinary Resignations 3
3. Suspended *** 12
4. Censured 3
5. Private Censure 0
6. Remanded to Grievance Committee 3
7. Discontinued 3
8. Dismissed 5
9. Reinstatements Granted 3
10. Reinstatements Denied 1
11. Non-Disciplinary Resignations 10
12. All other Dispositions 11
13. Total Closed 59
E. Total Cases Pending at End of Period 33
1. Disciplinary Proceedings 22
2. Other 11

Fifth Judicial District

2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
Committee Meetings 6 5 4 4 4 5 5 4 5 5
Attorney Appearances 27 19 20 14 15 19 17 13 18 23
Caution Letters 33 44 41 46 47 40 49 41
Advisement Letters 44 32
Admonition Letters 14 4 7 12 1 10 11 5 7 9
Petitions Referred to the Appellate Division 12 9 9 8 8 4 7 6 8 4
Complaints Received - (Includes Reopened Complaints) 634 638 739 495 550 534 484 541 486 489

Seventh Judicial District

2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
Committee Meetings 5 4 5 5 4 4 5 4 4 5
Attorney Appearances 16 13 17 11 8 11 16 6 11 16
Caution Letters 42 47 44 33 44 46 71 39
Advisement Letters 25 53
Admonition Letters 7 5 6 4 3 9 15 4 8 6
Petitions Referred to the Appellate Division 6 6 13 6 7 9 5 4 3 5
Complaints Received - (Includes Reopened Complaints) 739 630 666 613 572 757 595 647 635 463

Eighth Judicial District

2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
Committee Meetings 5 5 4 5 4 3 4 3 4 3
Attorney Appearances 18 21 13 16 16 14 18 5 13 13
Caution Letters 89 63 74 74 59 39 73 56
Advisement Letters 40 52
Admonition Letters 11 11 5 5 9 6 8 4 6 7
Petitions Referred to the Appellate Division 10 5 5 11 7 10 10 2 4 3
Complaints Received - (Includes Reopened Complaints) 1,177 944 898 837 647 833 581 697 622 668