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Reinstatement After Non-Disciplinary Resignation

If there comes a time when an attorney who has resigned from the bar of New York wishes to be reinstated to practice in this state, he or she must comply with § 691.11 of this court’s rules governing the reinstatement of resignees (22 NYCRR 691.11) and §§ 1240.16 and 1240.22(b) of the Rules for Attorney Disciplinary Matters (22 NYCRR 1240.16 and 1240.22).

The application must be made in accordance with the court's Instructions for Reinstatement to the Bar After Non-Disciplinary Resignation and be in the form of a motion on notice to the Grievance Committee. The payment of any arrearages in registration fees owed to the New York Office of Court Administration that existed prior to the voluntary resignation is required. Upon reinstatement, the attorney must also remit payment of the biennial registration fee for the current filing period.