senate Bill S2610

Signed By Governor
2013-2014 Legislative Session

Makes technical changes to provisions of the judiciary law relating to practicing or appearing as an attorney-at-law without being admitted and registered

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Archive: Last Bill Status Via A197 - Signed by Governor

  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed by Governor

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
May 02, 2013 signed chap.22
Apr 26, 2013 delivered to governor
Apr 24, 2013 returned to assembly
passed senate
3rd reading cal.298
substituted for s2610
Apr 24, 2013 substituted by a197
Apr 22, 2013 advanced to third reading
Apr 17, 2013 2nd report cal.
Apr 16, 2013 1st report cal.298
Jan 23, 2013 referred to judiciary

S2610 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
Law Section:
Judiciary Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยงยง478, 484 & 485-a, Judy L

S2610 - Summary

Makes technical changes to provisions of the judiciary law relating to practicing or appearing as an attorney-at-law without being admitted or registered.

S2610 - Sponsor Memo

S2610 - Bill Text download pdf

                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K


                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 23, 2013

Introduced by Sen. FUSCHILLO -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Judiciary

AN  ACT to amend the judiciary law, in relation to practicing or appear-
  ing as an attorney-at-law without being admitted and registered


  Section 1. Section 478 of the judiciary law, as amended by chapter 492
of the laws of 2012, is amended to read as follows:
  S 478. Practicing or appearing as attorney-at-law without being admit-
ted and registered. It shall be unlawful for any natural person to prac-
tice or appear as an attorney-at-law or as an attorney and counselor-at-
law  for  a person other than himself or herself in a court of record in
this state, or to furnish attorneys or counsel or an attorney and  coun-
sel  to  render legal services, or to hold himself or herself out to the
public as being entitled to practice law as aforesaid, or in  any  other
manner,  or  to  assume  to  be  an  attorney or counselor-at-law, or to
assume, use, or advertise the title of lawyer, or attorney  and  counse-
lor-at-law,  or  attorney-at-law  or  counselor-at-law,  or attorney, or
counselor, or  attorney  and  counselor,  or  equivalent  terms  in  any
language, in such manner as to convey the impression that he or she is a
legal  practitioner  of law or in any manner to advertise that he or she
either alone or together with any other persons  or  person  has,  owns,
conducts  or  maintains  a  law  office or law and collection office, or
office of any kind for the practice of law, without  having  first  been
duly  and  regularly licensed and admitted to practice law in the courts
of record of this state, and without  having  taken  the  constitutional
oath.  Provided,  however, that nothing in this section shall be held to
apply (1) to officers of societies for  the  prevention  of  cruelty  to
animals,  duly  appointed,  when exercising the special powers conferred
upon such corporations under section fourteen hundred three of the  not-
for-profit corporation law; or (2) to law students who have completed at

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.


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