Attorney Jocelyn Elizabeth Mackie has been reinstated to the practice of law by the New York Supreme Court Appellate Division, Third Judicial Department on January 11, 2024. Mackie had been suspended from practicing law by order of the same court in May 2019.
The case is entitled “In the Matter of Jocelyn Elizabeth Mackie,” with case no. PM-02-24.
In her reinstatement motion filed on November 17, 2023, Mackie provided her affidavit and exhibits showing that she had satisfied the requirements for reinstatement under the court rules. These requirements included compliance with the terms of the original suspension order and demonstrating the requisite character and fitness to once again practice law.
The Attorney Grievance Committee for the Third Judicial Department, which oversees attorney discipline matters in the department, also provided a responsive correspondence dated December 11, 2023, to the court regarding Mackie’s reinstatement application. After considering both submissions, the Appellate Division found clear and convincing evidence that Mackie met the requirements for reinstatement under the court’s Rules for Attorney Disciplinary Matters.
In granting Mackie’s reinstatement motion, the Court also determined that allowing her to resume the practice of law would be in the public interest. As a result, the order was made effective immediately reinstating Mackie’s license to practice law in New York state as of January 11, 2024.
The Disposition states:
“ORDERED that respondent’s motion for reinstatement is granted; and it is further ORDERED that respondent is reinstated as an attorney and counselor-at-law, effective immediately.”
A copy of the original filing can be found here.