The time of the 2-year suspension should be up, shouldn't it?
No, don't be so fast.
First, the order of suspension does not included an automatic reinstatement.
Second, a month after I was suspended, New York quickly changed its rules on me and now requires me, to be reinstated, to retake the bar, ethical courses, ethical exam, in addition to the necessity to prove my rehabilitation from misconduct of not committing a crime and doing my duty by my clients - by clear and convincing evidence.
Why suspension, why not disbarment?
First, New York can still proceed to extort money from me, $375 every two years in licensing fees.
Second, New York wants to monitor where I live for as long as I live - by its "rules" for suspended attorneys.
Well, since I am not practicing law, and New York effectively took my license, I do not believe I owe New York - or the public - any "right" to know any of my addresses, mailing or home.
With that in mind, I went to my attorney registration information, online, and changed it - from what it was, to "none of your business".
I was patiently waiting for the system to change the previous information to the updated one.
It did not happen.
Today, New York attorney registration website still shows this:
Well, I am not proud, I can do it again.
And I did.
Here is the information on my side of the New York State Attorney Registration website after I put it in, but before I submitted it today:
And here it how it looks after I clicked the "Submit" button:
And here is the receipt that the State of New York generated for me for submission of that information:
The listing is "out of USA" because that was the only way allowing me, on the form, to erase all information.
Where I am in reality is - see above - none of the State of New York's business.
- Bryan Hedges - none; of
- Sol Wachtler, former New York Chief Justice, disbarred in 1993 for sex-related stalking and extortion where evidence of sexual misconduct against a child was submitted to the court (, but not charged with sex crimes (in federal or state courts), served time in federal prison, but reinstated in 2007 and teaches law at Touro School of Law who acknowledged to a journalist who wrote a book about him the following:
- likely investigation by the Commission for Judicial Conduct (see annual report of the NYS Commission for Judicial Conduct for the year 2016 indicating that in 2015, 18 judges resigned during the pendency of the Commission's investigation - and Becker claimed he retired not because of health, but to be closer to his daughter, but then moped around the Delaware County courthouse for months, parked in a judicial parking space, used judicial license plates in violation of state law and even illegally sworn in a new judge, wearing a judicial robe - while not being a judge any more and not having any authority to swear in a New Judge); and
- investigation by New York State Comptroller and by the FBI of the Delaware County, which he represented for 27 years before coming to the bench, and with whose officials he was joined at the hip while working as a judge; Becker's flee "coincided" with a flee of several Delaware County officials before and after him - see my blog about one of the latest such flees, of the Delaware County Sheriff, and compare the retirement party in the courthouse of Delaware County (and court) Clerk Sharon O'Dell (during a felony police investigation against her by the now-retired Thomas Mills), with a recent retirement party of Delaware County pistol clerk Marilyn Olsen, reportedly at the Delhi Legion Field, outside of the courthouse. New York Commission for Judicial Conduct refused to sanction judges Richard Northrup and Gary Rosa for throwing a party in the courthouse for a court employee with felony charges triable in their courts, but took notice of the complaint and started to hold retirement parties outside of the courthouse. Praise the Lord for small gifts.