Matter of Qasim

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Matter of Qasim (2020 NY Slip Op 07974)

Matter of Qasim
2020 NY Slip Op 07974
Decided on December 24, 2020
Appellate Division, Third Department
Published by New York State Law Reporting Bureau pursuant to Judiciary Law § 431.
This opinion is uncorrected and subject to revision before publication in the Official Reports.

Decided and Entered: December 24, 2020

PM-168-20

[*1]In the Matter of Imad Isa Qasim, An Attorney. (Attorney Registration No. 1837301.)

Calendar Date: December 21, 2020
Before: Lynch, J.P., Clark, Mulvey, Pritzker and Reynolds Fitzgerald, JJ.

Imad Isa Qasim, Chicago, Illinois, pro se.

Monica A. Duffy, Attorney Grievance Committee for the Third Judicial Department, Albany, for Attorney Grievance Committee for the Third Judicial Department.

Per Curiam.

Imad Isa Qasim was admitted to practice by this Court in 1983 and lists a business address in Chicago, Illinois with the Office of Court Administration. Qasim 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) advises that it does not oppose Qasim’s application.

Upon reading Qasim’s affidavit sworn to October 6, 2020 and filed October 9, 2020, and upon reading the December 8, 2020 correspondence in response by the Chief Attorney for AGC, and having determined that Qasim is eligible to resign for nondisciplinary reasons, we grant his application and accept his resignation.

Lynch, J.P., Clark, Mulvey, Pritzker and Reynolds Fitzgerald, JJ., concur.

ORDERED that Imad Isa Qasim’s application for permission to resign is granted and his nondisciplinary resignation is accepted; and it is further

ORDERED that Imad Isa Qasim’s 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 Imad Isa Qasim 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 Qasim 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 himself out in any way as an attorney and counselor-at-law in this State; and it is further

ORDERED that Imad Isa Qasim shall, within 30 days of the date of this decision, surrender to the Office of Court Administration any Attorney Secure Pass issued to him.

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