State of New York Unified Court System

State of New York
Supreme Court, Appellate Division
Third Judicial Department
Attorney Grievance Committee
286 Washington Avenue Extension
Suite 200

Albany, NY  12203

Phone  (518) 285-8350
    Fax  (518) 453-4643

Monica A. Duffy
Chief Attorney

Michael G. Gaynor
Deputy Chief Attorney

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About the Committee


Welcome to the webpage of the Attorney Grievance Committee for the Third Judicial Department.

Pursuant to Judiciary Law §90, the Rules for Attorney Disciplinary matters (22 NYCRR Part 1240) and the Rules of the Appellate Division, Third Department (22 NYCRR Part 806), the Attorney Grievance Committee is authorized to review and determine complaints of professional misconduct involving attorneys filed with the Committee. A complaint may be dismissed; or it may result in the issuance of a confidential Letter of Advisement or confidential Admonition; or, in the case where the professional misconduct warrants the imposition of public discipline, it may result in a formal disciplinary proceeding before the Appellate Division, Third Judicial Department.

The Committee is comprised of twenty-one volunteer members, appointed by the Appellate Division, Third Judicial Department, eighteen of whom are lawyers and three of whom are non-lawyers. The Committee has jurisdiction over approximately 66,000 attorneys with a geographic area consisting of the twenty-eight counties located within the Third Judicial Department. The Committee is committed to protecting the public, maintaining the integrity and honor of the profession, and deterring the commission of professional misconduct.

Committee Members
Committee Staff
Annual Report

Information for the Public

Attorney Directory/Registration
Disciplinary History
Filing a Complaint
Counties within the Third Department
Public Disciplinary Decisions
NYS Attorney Grievance Committees
The Lawyers' Fund for Client Protection

Information for Attorneys

Attorney Disciplinary Process
Disciplinary History Letter
Applications for Resignation
Applications for Reinstatement
Affidavit of Compliance