The state’s attorney database has allowed a user to find out if an attorney is registered and from which law school he or she graduated. But, unlike similar websites in most other states, the database didn’t say if an attorney has been sanctioned. To dig up that information, a prospective client had to search the web for news stories about the attorney or search for disciplinary opinions on the court’s website or through paid Lexis or Westlaw accounts.
New York University law professor Stephen Gillers told Law Blog that the added disciplinary records are an ‘important’ step toward transparency.”
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