2017 NY Slip Op 06134

In the Matter of SARAH DOWNING HOWARD, an Attorney. (Attorney Registration No. 4054565).

Appellate Division of the Supreme Court of New York, Third Department.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Sarah Downing Howard, Greenville, South Carolina, pro se.

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

Before: Peters, P.J., McCarthy, Egan Jr., Rose and Rumsey, JJ.

Sarah Downing Howard was admitted to practice by this Court in 2002 and lists a business address in Greenville, South Carolina with the Office of Court Administration. By affidavit sworn to June 10, 2017, Howard seeks leave to resign from the New York bar for nondisciplinary reasons (see Uniform Rules for Attorney Disciplinary Matters [22 NYCRR] § 1240.22 [a]). The Attorney Grievance Committee for the Third Judicial Department opposes the application by July 14, 2017 correspondence from its Chief Attorney.


Having determined that Howard is ineligible for nondisciplinary resignation, her application must be denied (see Matter of Tierney, 148 A.D.3d 1457, 1458 [2017]; Matter of Cluff, 148 A.D.3d 1346, 1346-1347 [2017]).

Peters, P.J., McCarthy, Egan, Jr., Rose and Rumsey, JJ., concur.

ORDERED that Sarah Downing Howard's application for permission to resign is denied.


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