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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 114
B. New Matters During Period 1288
C. Closed Matters Reactivated During Period 20
D. Total Matters to be Processed During Period (A+B+C) 1722
E. Total Matters Disposed of During Period 1346
F. Matters Pending at End of Period 376

II. Matters Disposed of by Committee:

Cases** Matters
A. Rejected as Failing to State a Complaint 539 748
B. Referred to Other Disciplinary Committees 61 63
C. Referred to Other Agencies 0 0
D. Dismissed or Withdrawn 282 300
E. Dismissed through Mediation 0 0
F. Letter of Advisement 104 113
G. Letter of Admonition 21 34
H. Admonition (or reprimand
I. Referred to Appellate Division (Disc. Proc 50 88
Total Disposed of During Period (Same as I.E. 1057 1346

III. Cases Processed in all Courts:**

A. Cases Pending at Start of Period 87
1. Disciplinary Proceedings 17
2. Other 70
B. Cases Received During Period 50
1. Disciplinary Proceedings 16
2. Other 34
C. Total to be Processed During Period 137
D. Cases Closed
1. Disbarred 1
2. Disciplinary Resignations 0
3. Suspended *** 21
4. Censured 1
5. Private Censure 0
6. Remanded to Grievance Committee 1
7. Discontinued 1
8. Dismissed 19
9. Reinstatements Granted 0
10. Reinstatements Denied 2
11. Non-Disciplinary Resignations 14
12. All other Dispositions 11
13. Total Closed 71
E. Total Cases Pending at End of Period 66
1. Disciplinary Proceedings 27
2. Other 39

Fifth Judicial District

2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
Committee Meetings 5 4 4 4 5 5 4 5 5 4
Attorney Appearances 19 20 14 15 19 17 13 18 23 18
Caution Letters 44 41 46 47 40 49 41
Advisement Letters 44 32 17
Admonition Letters 4 7 12 1 10 11 5 7 9 6
Petitions Referred to the Appellate Division 9 9 8 8 4 7 6 8 4 12
Complaints Received - (Includes Reopened Complaints) 638 739 495 550 534 484 541 486 489 533

Seventh Judicial District

2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
Committee Meetings 4 5 5 4 4 5 4 4 5 3
Attorney Appearances 13 17 11 8 11 16 6 11 16 6
Caution Letters 47 44 33 44 46 71 39
Advisement Letters 25 53 36
Admonition Letters 5 6 4 3 9 15 4 8 6 2
Petitions Referred to the Appellate Division 6 13 6 7 9 5 4 3 5 5
Complaints Received - (Includes Reopened Complaints) 630 666 613 572 757 595 647 635 463 555

Eighth Judicial District

2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
Committee Meetings 5 4 5 4 3 4 3 4 3 3
Attorney Appearances 21 13 16 16 14 18 5 13 13 16
Caution Letters 63 74 74 59 39 73 56
Advisement Letters 40 52 45
Admonition Letters 11 5 5 9 6 8 4 6 7 11
Petitions Referred to the Appellate Division 5 5 11 7 10 10 2 4 3 2
Complaints Received - (Includes Reopened Complaints) 944 898 837 647 833 581 697 622 668 712

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