On Thursday, August 31, 2023, the State of New York Supreme Court, Appellate Division, Third Judicial Department granted the application of attorney Linda SooHoo to resign for non-disciplinary reasons.
The case is entitled “In the Matter of Linda SooHoo,” with case no. PM-196-23.
Linda Soo Hoo applied for permission to resign from the New York Bar for reasons unrelated to disciplinary issues. Soo Hoo submitted her request in accordance with Rules for Attorney Disciplinary Matters [22 NYCRR] § 1240.22 [a].
The Attorney Grievance Committee for the Third Judicial Department (AGC) publicly stated that it did not oppose Soo Hoo’s application for resignation. This development followed a comprehensive review process that included examining SooHoo’s sworn affidavit, dated July 7, 2023, and officially filed on July 13, 2023. Additionally, the court took into account correspondence received on August 21, 2023, in response to SooHoo’s application from the Chief Attorney of AGC.
Upon evaluating all relevant information, the court determined that Linda SooHoo was eligible to resign from the bar for non-disciplinary reasons. Consequently, the court granted her application, officially accepting her resignation from the New York bar.
This decision meant that SooHoo’s name was removed from the roll of attorneys and counselors-at-law of the State of New York, effective immediately, and would remain so unless further orders were issued by the court. As part of the court’s ruling, Linda SooHoo was directed to cease and abstain from engaging in the practice of law in any capacity within the State of New York, whether as a principal, agent, clerk, or employee of another entity. She was also explicitly prohibited from representing herself as an attorney or counselor-at-law before any court, judge, justice, board, commission, or public authority in New York.
Furthermore, she was prohibited from offering legal opinions or advice and from presenting herself as an attorney within the state. As a final directive, Linda SooHoo was required to surrender any attorney secure pass issued to her to the Office of Court Administration within 30 days from the date of the court’s decision.
The Disposition states:
“ORDERED that Linda SooHoo’s application for permission to resign is granted and her nondisciplinary resignation is accepted.”
According to avvo.com, Ms. SooHoo is an education attorney in Boston, Massachusetts. She acquired her law license in Massachusetts in 1990 and her New York law license in 1992.
A copy of the original filing can be found here.