On Thursday, August 24, 2023, a lawyer who failed to register as an attorney in New York was denied her request to resign without discipline by the New York Supreme Court, Appellate Division Third Judicial Department. The court ruled that attorney Lauren Juliet Goldschmidt was not eligible for non-disciplinary resignation because of her registration failure.

The case is entitled “In the Matter of Lauren Juliet Goldschmidt,” case no, PM-186-23.

Goldschmidt sought permission to resign from the New York Bar for non-disciplinary reasons. However, the Attorney Grievance Committee for the Third Judicial Department opposed the application, highlighting Goldschmidt’s delinquency in meeting her New York attorney registration requirements for failure to register for the 2023-2024 biennial period.

This failure to comply with professional obligations has only rendered Goldschmidt ineligible for non-disciplinary resignation but also exposed her to potential disciplinary action.

Given Goldschmidt’s delinquency in meeting the registration requirements, the court denied her application for non-disciplinary resignation.

At the time of writing, Ms. Lauren Juliet Goldschmidt’s professional profile indicates that she is employed as an attorney at the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives in Miami, Florida. According to her LinkedIn page, she attended Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, graduating in 2012. Goldschmidt has been admitted to practice in New York in 2019, license no. 5686746.

A copy of the original filing can be found here.