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Decided and Entered: December 6, 2018
[*1]In the Matter of JENNIFER ANNE COTTELL, an Attorney. (Attorney Registration No. 2653376)
Calendar Date: December 3, 2018
Before: McCarthy, J.P., Lynch, Devine, Clark and Pritzker, JJ.
Jennifer Anne Cottell, Metuchen, New Jersey, 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
Jennifer Anne Cottell was admitted to practice by this Court in 1995 and lists a business address in Metuchen, New Jersey with the Office of Court Administration. Cottell 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 Cottell's application.
Upon reading Cottell's affidavit sworn to November 6, 2018 and filed November 13, 2018, and upon reading the November 27, 2018 correspondence in response by the Chief Attorney for AGC, and having determined that Cottell is eligible to resign for nondisciplinary reasons, we grant her application and accept her resignation.
McCarthy, J.P., Lynch, Devine, Clark and Pritzker, JJ., concur.
ORDERED that Jennifer Anne Cottell's application for permission to resign is granted and her nondisciplinary resignation is accepted; and it is further
ORDERED that Jennifer Anne Cottell'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 Jennifer Anne Cottell is commanded to desist and refrain from the practice of law in any form in the State of New York, either as principal or as agent, clerk or employee of another; and Cottell 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 Jennifer Anne Cottell shall, within 30 days of the date of this decision, surrender to the Office of Court Administration any Attorney Secure Pass issued to her.