Thursday, August 17, 2006
Not reinstated. A lawyer, who had been disbarred by the bar of the State of New York, was disbarred from the District Court of the Eastern District of New York by default order of reciprocal disbarment in 1997. In 2005, he thought reinstatement to the Eastern District bar, which was denied without prejudice for him to renew the application if and when he is reinstated into the New York bar. The lawyer appealed, holding that the requirement that he be reinstated was arbitrary. The Second Circuit reversed, holding that a district court may reasonably require an attorney seeking reinstatement to meet the requirements for original admission to that bar and that the Eastern District's failure to reinstate him was not arbitrary. The decision in In re Kandekore can be found here.