Matter of Gardner

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Matter of Gardner 2018 NY Slip Op 06172 Decided on September 20, 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: September 20, 2018

[*1]In the Matter of CARA ANNE GARDNER, an Attorney.

(Attorney Registration No. 4864963) Calendar Date: September 10, 2018
Before: McCarthy, J.P., Devine, Clark, Mulvey and Aarons, JJ.

Cara Anne Gardner, Washington, DC, 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

Per Curiam.

Cara Anne Gardner was admitted to practice by this Court in 2010 and lists a business address in Washington, DC with the Office of Court Administration. Gardner 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) advises that it does not oppose Gardner's application.

Upon reading Gardner's affidavit sworn to August 28, 2018 and filed August 31, 2018, and upon reading the September 7, 2018 correspondence in response by the Chief Attorney for AGC, and having determined that Gardner is eligible to resign for nondisciplinary reasons, we grant her application and accept her resignation.

McCarthy, J.P., Devine, Clark, Mulvey and Aarons, JJ., concur.

ORDERED that Cara Anne Gardner's application for permission to resign is granted and her nondisciplinary resignation is accepted; and it is further

ORDERED that Cara Anne Gardner's name is hereby stricken from the roll of attorneys and counselors-at-law of the State of New York, effective immediately, and until further order of this Court (see generally Rules for Attorney Disciplinary Matters [22 NYCRR] § 1240.22 [b]); and it is further

ORDERED that Cara Anne Gardner is commanded to desist and refrain from the [*2]practice of law in any form in the State of New York, either as principal or as agent, clerk or employee of another; and Gardner is hereby forbidden to appear as an attorney or counselor-at-law before any court, judge, justice, board, commission or other public authority, or to give to another an opinion as to the law or its application, or any advice in relation thereto, or to hold herself out in any way as an attorney and counselor-at-law in this State; and it is further

ORDERED that Cara Anne Gardner shall, within 30 days of the date of this decision, surrender to the Office of Court Administration any Attorney Secure Pass issued to her.