Matter of Aldridge

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Matter of Aldridge 2018 NY Slip Op 04073 Decided on June 7, 2018 Appellate Division, Third Department Published by New York State Law Reporting Bureau pursuant to Judiciary Law § 431. This opinion is uncorrected and subject to revision before publication in the Official Reports.

Decided and Entered: June 7, 2018

[*1]In the Matter of MARSHA ALDRIDGE, an Attorney. (Attorney Registration No. 5110036)

Calendar Date: June 4, 2018
Before: Devine, J.P., Clark, Mulvey, Rumsey and Pritzker, JJ.

Marsha Aldridge, London, England, pro se.

Monica A. Duffy, Attorney Grievance Committee for the Third Judicial Department, Albany, for Attorney Grievance Committee for the Third Judicial Department.



MEMORANDUM AND ORDER

Marsha Aldridge was admitted to practice by this Court in 2013 and lists a business address in London, England with the Office of Court Administration. Aldridge now seeks leave to resign from the New York bar for nondisciplinary reasons (see Rules for Attorney Disciplinary Matters [22 NYCRR] § 1240.22 [a]). The Attorney Grievance Committee for the Third Judicial Department (hereinafter AGC) opposes the application by correspondence from its Chief Attorney.

As is noted by AGC, Aldridge is presently delinquent in her New York attorney registration requirements, having failed to register for the most recent biennial period beginning in 2017 (see Judiciary Law § 468-a; Rules of the Chief Admin of Cts [22 NYCRR] § 118.1). Inasmuch as Aldridge is therefore subject to potential disciplinary action (see Judiciary Law § 468-a [5]; Rules of Professional Conduct [22 NYCRR 1200.0] rule 8.4 [d]; see

also Matter of Attorneys in Violation of Judiciary Law § 468-a, 113 AD3d 1020, 1021 [2014]), she is ineligible for nondisciplinary resignation and her application must be denied (see Matter of Cluff, 148 AD3d 1346, 1346 [2017]; Matter of Bomba, 146 AD3d 1226, 1226-1227 [2017]). Further, any future application by Aldridge must be supported by proof of her full satisfaction of the requirements of Judiciary Law § 468-a and Rules of the Chief Administrator of the Courts (22 NYCRR) § 118.1 (see Matter of Frank, 146 AD3d 1228, 1228-1229 [2017]).

Devine, J.P., Clark, Mulvey, Rumsey and Pritzker, JJ., concur.

ORDERED that Marsha Aldridge's application for permission to resign is denied.