On Thursday, February 1, 2024, the Appellate Division of the Supreme Court of New York, Third Department permitted attorney Cynthia Kellie Sargeant to resign from the New York bar for non-disciplinary reasons.

The case is entitled “In the Matter of Cynthia Kellie Sargeant,” with case no. 2024 NY Slip Op 00490.

Sargeant applied to resign her license by submitting an affidavit sworn on December 9, 2023. The Attorney Grievance Committee, which oversees attorney conduct, did not object to Sargeant’s application for resignation. In her affidavit to the court, Sargeant stated her reasons for leaving the New York bar were not related to any disciplinary actions. The Third Department agreed she was eligible to resign non-disciplinarily.

As a result, the court issued an order striking Sargeant’s name from the roll of New York attorneys. She must also return any Attorney Secured Pass within 30 days. The Third Department accepted her voluntary resignation after confirming it was made for non-disciplinary purposes.

The Disposition states:

“ORDERED that Cynthia Kellie Sargeant’s application for permission to resign is granted and her nondisciplinary resignation is accepted, and it is further ORDERED that Cynthia Kellie Sargeant’s name is hereby stricken from the roll of attorneys and counselors-at-law of the State of New York, effective immediately.”

According to avvo.com, Ms. Sargeant attended the Osgoode Hall Law School. She acquired her law license in New York in 2005.

A copy of the original filing can be found here.