IN RE: SA‘ADIYAH KANVEL MASOUD

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

IN RE: SA‘ADIYAH KANVEL MASOUD, an Attorney.

Decided: June 17, 2021

Before:  Egan Jr., J.P., Lynch, Aarons, Reynolds Fitzgerald and Colangelo, JJ. Sa‘adiyah Kanvel Masoud, Boston, Massachusetts, 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. 4493797)

Calendar Date:  June 14, 2021

Sa‘adiyah Kanvel Masoud was admitted to practice by this Court in 2007.  Masoud now seeks 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 by correspondence from its Chief Attorney.

As is noted by AGC, Masoud is presently delinquent in her New York attorney registration requirements, having failed to register for the biennial period beginning in 2021 (see Judiciary Law § 468–a;  Rules of the Chief Admin of Cts [22 NYCRR] § 118.1).  Inasmuch as Masoud is therefore subject to potential disciplinary action (see Judiciary Law § 468–a [5];  Rules of Professional Conduct [22 NYCRR 1200.0] rule 8.4[d];  see also Matter of Attorneys in Violation of Judiciary Law § 468–a, 113 AD3d 1020, 1021 [2014] ), she is ineligible for nondisciplinary resignation and her application must be denied (see Matter of Cluff, 148 AD3d 1346, 1346 [2017];  Matter of Bomba, 146 AD3d 1226, 1226–1227 [2017] ).  Further, any future application by Masoud must be supported by proof of her full satisfaction of the requirements of Judiciary Law § 468–a and Rules of the Chief Administrator of the Courts (22 NYCRR) § 118.1 (see Matter of Frank, 146 AD3d 1228, 1228–1229 [2017] ).

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

ORDERED that Sa‘adiyah Kanvel Masoud's application for permission to resign is denied.

Per Curiam.

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