• Jan 25 2013 (Date Decided)
  • Mastro, J.P.; Rivera, Skelos, Dillon and Priscilla Hall, JJ.
MATTER of Jeffrey Bettan, a disbarred attorney. (Attorney Registration No. 1141696)Motion by Jeffrey Bettan for reinstatement to the Bar as an attorney and counselor-at-law. Mr. Bettan was admitted to the Bar at a term of the Appellate Division of the Supreme Court in the First Judicial Department on October 10, 1973. By opinion and order of this Court dated November 6, 2000, Mr. Bettan was suspended from the practice of law for a period of one year, commencing December 6, 2000, based on two charges of professional misconduct (see Matter of Bettan, 276 AD2d 114). By decision and of this Court dated November 30, 2000, the effective date of the suspension was extended to January 6, 2001, for the sole purpose of allowing Mr. Bettan to wind up his existing legal affairs. By decision and dated October 16, 2002, this Court rejected Mr. Bettan's proffered resignation with leave to submit that resignation in proper form. By opinion and order of this Court dated August 25, 2003, Mr. Bettan was disbarred upon his resignation, and his name was stricken from the roll of attorneys and counselors-at-law. By decision and of this Court dated April 3, 2012, Mr. Bettan's motion for reinstatement was held in abeyance and the matter was referred to the Committee on Character and Fitness to investigate and report on his current fitness to practice law.

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