IN RE: KENDALL NICOLE COLLINS

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Supreme Court, Appellate Division, Third Department, New York.

IN RE: KENDALL NICOLE COLLINS, an Attorney.

Decided: March 11, 2021

Before:  Egan Jr., J.P., Aarons, Pritzker, Reynolds Fitzgerald and Colangelo, JJ. Kendall Nicole Collins, Washington, DC, pro se. Monica A. Duffy, Attorney Grievance Committee for the Third Judicial Department, Albany, for Attorney Grievance Committee for the Third Judicial Department.

MEMORANDUM AND ORDER ON MOTION

(Attorney Registration No. 5589163)

Calendar Date:  March 8, 2021

Kendall Nicole Collins was admitted to practice by this Court in 2018 and lists a California address with the Office of Court Administration.  Collins has applied to this Court, by affidavit sworn to December 15, 2020, for leave to resign from the New York bar for nondisciplinary reasons (see Rules for Attorney Disciplinary Matters [22 NYCRR] § 1240.22[a] ).  The Attorney Grievance Committee for the Third Judicial Department (hereinafter AGC) opposes the application, contending that Collins is ineligible for nondisciplinary resignation because she has failed to fulfill her attorney registration requirements for the most recent biennial period beginning in 2020 (see Judiciary Law § 468–a;  Matter of Lee, 148 AD3d 1350 [2017];  Matter of Bomba, 146 AD3d 1226, 1226–1227 [2017];  Rules of the Chief Admin of Cts [22 NYCRR] § 118.1).

In reply to AGC's opposition, Collins has submitted correspondence and exhibits that have sufficiently addressed AGC's objection.  Accordingly, with AGC voicing no other substantive objection to Collins' application, and having determined that she is now eligible to resign for nondisciplinary reasons (compare Matter of Tierney, 148 AD3d 1457, 1458 [2017];  Matter of Bomba, 146 AD3d at 1227), we grant the application and accept her resignation.

Egan Jr., J.P., Aarons, Pritzker, Reynolds Fitzgerald and Colangelo, JJ., concur.

ORDERED that Kendall Nicole Collins' application for permission to resign is granted and her nondisciplinary resignation is accepted;  and it is further

ORDERED that Kendall Nicole Collins' name is hereby stricken from the roll of attorneys and counselors-at-law of the State of New York, effective immediately, and until further order of this Court (see generally Rules for Attorney Disciplinary Matters [22 NYCRR] § 1240.22[b] );  and it is further

ORDERED that Kendall Nicole Collins is commanded to desist and refrain from the practice of law in any form in the State of New York, either as principal or as agent, clerk or employee of another;  and Collins is hereby forbidden to appear as an attorney or counselor-at-law before any court, judge, justice, board, commission or other public authority, or to give to another an opinion as to the law or its application, or any advice in relation thereto, or to hold herself out in any way as an attorney and counselor-at-law in this State;  and it is further

ORDERED that Kendall Nicole Collins shall, within 30 days of the date of this decision, surrender to the Office of Court Administration any Attorney Secure Pass issued to her.

Per Curiam.

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