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Lawyer who “did not realize” he was suspended for 17 years may be disbarred

Lawyer M. Scott Vayer failed to re-register or complete his required CLE credits in  2001, and said he knew he might not be “in good standing,” but continued to practice law. When the New York Law Journal named him among other respondents in a mass suspension notice in 2010, he missed that as well, claiming he did not subscribe to the publication, and must have missed the notice that was mailed to him because he moved his business and residence that year. The AGC argues that, after 17 years of failing to comply, they found it “incredible” that Vayer thought his license to practice in New York was still valid.

Full story in the ABA Journal.