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Attorney Grievance Committee

286 Washington Ave., Ext.
Suite 200
Albany, NY 12203
Tel: (518) 285-8350
Fax: (518) 453-4643
[email protected]

Monica A. Duffy
Chief Attorney

Alison M. Coan
Deputy Chief Attorney

Pursuant to Judiciary Law ยง90, the Rules for Attorney Disciplinary Matters (22 NYCRR Part 1240) and the Rules of the Appellate Division, Third Department (22 NYCRR Part 806), the Attorney Grievance Committee for the Third Judicial Department ("Committee") is authorized to review and determine complaints of professional misconduct involving attorneys filed with the Committee. A complaint may be: dismissed; may result in the issuance of a confidential Letter of Advisement or confidential Admonition; or, in the case where the professional misconduct warrants the imposition of public discipline, may result in a formal disciplinary proceeding before the Appellate Division, Third Judicial Department.

The Committee is comprised of twenty-one volunteer members, appointed by the Appellate Division, Third Judicial Department, eighteen of whom are lawyers and three of whom are non-lawyers. The Committee has jurisdiction over attorneys with offices located within the Third Judicial Department and with offices located outside New York State or the United States who were admitted in the Third Judicial Department.

The Committee is committed to protecting the public, maintaining the honor and integrity of the legal profession, and deterring attorneys from committing professional misconduct.