In re Walters

Full title: In the Matter of Joshua W. Walters, admitted as Joshua William Walters, an attorney and counselor-at-law. Attorney Registration No. 4922837

Court: Supreme Court, Appellate Division, Second Department

Date published: Mar 15, 2022

Facts

Joshua W. Walters has submitted an affidavit dated January 19, 2022, wherein he voluntarily resigns from the New York State Bar. Mr. Walters was admitted to the Bar in the State of New York at a term of the Appellate Division of the Supreme Court in the Second Judicial Department on July 20, 2011, under the name Joshua William Walters. There are no complaints or charges of professional misconduct pending against him. Mr. Walters presently resides in Connecticut, does not practice law in New York, and, under these circumstances, does not wish to pay the biennial registration fee.

Issue

Decision

Upon the papers submitted in support of the resignation, it is

ORDERED that the voluntary resignation of Joshua W. Walters, admitted as Joshua William Walters, is accepted and directed to be filed; and it is further, ORDERED that the name of Joshua William Walters is removed from the roll of attorneys and counselors-at-law in the State of New York, without prejudice to an application for reinstatement; and it is further, ORDERED that pursuant to Judiciary Law § 90, effective immediately, Joshua William Walters is commanded to desist and refrain from (l) practicing law in any form, either as principal or as agent, clerk, or employee of another in the State of New York, (2) appearing as an attorney or counselor-at-law before any court, Judge, Justice, board, commission, or other public authority in this State, (3) giving to another an opinion as to the law or its application or any advice in relation thereto in this State, and (4) holding himself out in any way as an attorney and counselor-at-law in the State of New York; and it is further, ORDERED that if Joshua William Walters has been issued a secure pass by the Office of Court Administration, it shall be returned forthwith to the issuing agency.

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