Andrew Lavoott Bluestone, a sole practitioner in New York City, writes: Judiciary Law §487 is one of the few profession specific statutes. It is a mixed criminal and financial penalty law targeting only attorneys. Given its 740-year history, the absolute number of cases has been small. It appears that cases alleging violation of the statute are trending higher, and that courts seem more likely now than in the past to look seriously at its use.
The Use of Lawyer-Targeted Judiciary Law §487
New York Law Journal
March 9, 2009
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