The New York Times
December 30, 2015
NEW RULES FOR OVERSIGHT OF LAWYERS
By Benjamin Mueller

Lawyers in New York State will be subject to a uniform disciplinary process under new rules Chief Judge Jonathan Lippman announced on Tuesday, a move that caps months of negotiations aimed at standardizing a system long hampered by regional differences.

The New York State Bar Association lauded the rules, which will go into effect in July, calling them “a very significant improvement to the process of attorney discipline.”

The association president, David P. Miranda, said in an interview, “The more consistency you can have in disciplinary proceedings, the clearer the lines are about what you can do, and the better the process is going to be both for the attorney and the public.”

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