NYU Prof. Stephen Gillers Reports on the NY Lawyer Discipline System

By | June 14, 2014

NYU Prof’s Study Calls NY Attorney-Discipline System ‘Broken’ by Pete Brush

Law360, New York (May 23, 2014, 5:32 PM ET) — New York’s attorney-discipline process is cloaked in secrecy and its outcomes vary widely between the state’s four appellate divisions, which administer cases, according to a new study, made available Thursday, that calls the system “disturbing” and “broken” and calls for changes.
The study by New York University Law Prof. Stephen Gillers, an expert on legal and judicial ethics and the regulation of the legal profession, flatly concludes that the system is “deficient in design and operation” and “fails the professed purpose of protecting the public and the administration of justice.”

There is a NYT Op-Ed, Better Rules for Better Lawyers