On November 2, 2023, the New York Supreme Court, Appellate Division, Third Judicial Department, denied the motion for reinstatement filed by attorney Claire Kimberly Génot, also known as Claire Génot-de Prunelé.

The case is entitled “In the Matter of Claire Kimberly Genot,” with case no. PM-251-23.

Residing in Senlis, France, where she is retired from the practice of law, Génot applied for reinstatement in the New York Bar after curing her registration delinquency in May 2023. However, the Attorney Grievance Committee for the Third Judicial Department opposed her reinstatement, citing non-compliance with continuing legal education (CLE) requirements outlined in Rules of the Appellate Division, Third Department.

In response, Génot self-certified as retired from the practice of law and claimed an exemption from CLE requirements based on her biennial registration obligation. The court, however, emphasized that the CLE requirement for reinstatement is separate and distinct from the registration-related CLE requirement.

The court found that Génot failed to establish compliance with the CLE prerequisites, leading to the denial of her reinstatement application. The decision clarifies that Génot can submit a subsequent motion for reinstatement in the future, provided she addresses the outstanding compliance issues.

The Disposition states:

“ORDERED that the motion for reinstatement by respondent is denied”

Ms. Génot-de Prunelé obtained her law license in New York in 2008. At the time of writing, she is employed as a schoolteacher in Senlis, France.

A copy of the original filing can be found here.