In the Matter of ATTORNEYS IN VIOLATION OF JUDICIARY LAW § 468-a. COMMITTEE ON PROFESSIONAL STANDARDS, ON MOTION Petitioner; and RITA RIQUE PEARSON, Now Known as RITA PEARSON-SCHWANDT, Respondent. (Attorney Registration No. 2924777)
Calendar Date: August 1, 2013
Michael G. Gaynor, Acting Chief Attorney, Committee on Professional Standards, Albany, for petitioner.
Rita Pearson-Schwandt, Hamburg, Germany, respondent pro se.
Before: Peters, P.J., Rose, Lahtinen, Stein and McCarthy, JJ.
Respondent, who was admitted to practice by this Court in 1998, was suspended by this Court's order dated September 24, 2009 for failure to comply with the attorney registration requirements of Judiciary Law § 468-a (65 A.D.3d 1447 ).
Respondent now requests reinstatement on the ground that she has complied with the attorney registration requirements of Judiciary Law § 468-a and the Rules of the Chief Administrator of the Courts (see 22 NYCRR part 118). Petitioner does not object to respondent's application.
Respondent's application is granted and she is ordered reinstated, effective immediately.
Peters, P.J., Rose, Lahtinen, Stein and McCarthy, JJ., concur.
ORDERED that respondent's application is granted; and it is further
ORDERED that respondent is reinstated as an attorney and counselor-at-law in the State of New ...