On Thursday, December 21, 2023, the Supreme Court of the State of New York, Appellate Division, Third Judicial Department, issued a memorandum and order granting attorney Sharon Whitney Rahman’s application for permission to resign from the New York bar for nondisciplinary reasons.
The case is entitled “In the Matter of Sharon Whitney Rahman,” with case no. PM-279-23.
Rahman submitted an affidavit sworn on October 26, 2023, and filed on November 2, 2023, and the Attorney Grievance Committee for the Third Judicial Department did not oppose her application.
The court found that Rahman was eligible to resign for nondisciplinary reasons and accepted her resignation. Effective immediately, Rahman’s name was stricken from the roll of attorneys and counselors-at-law of the State of New York. She was commanded to desist and refrain from the practice of law in any form in the State of New York and was forbidden to appear as an attorney or counselor-at-law before any court, judge, justice, board, commission, or other public authority.
Rahman was also ordered to surrender to the Office of Court Administration any Attorney Secure Pass issued to her within 30 days of the date of the decision.
The Disposition states:
“ORDERED that Sharon Whitney Rahman’s application for permission to resign is granted and her nondisciplinary resignation is accepted.”
According to avvo.com, Ms. Rahman is an arbitration attorney in Reading, Pennsylvania. She attended the Columbia University School of Law, graduating in 1989. She acquired her law license in New York in 1990.
A copy of the original filing can be found here.