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Mark Pomerantz Represents Justice Blumenfeld in Ethics Ruling

In an article reporting on litigation partner Mark Pomerantz's oral argument before the appellate division, Mark defends the right of Queens Acting Supreme Court Justice Joel L. Blumenfeld to request an ethics opinion in the course of conducting a suppression hearing in 2009.

At issue is whether Justice Blumenfeld has the jurisdiction to examine whether the pre-arraignment interview program the Queens District Attorney's Office has operated since 2007 comports with the state's ethical rules governing attorney conduct. Mark rejected the notion that Justice Blumenfeld had crossed a line by stepping into the shoes of defense counsel, stating it is "flatly wrong" to say that a judge has no role to look at a lawyer's ethics in the context of a suppression hearing.

The article appeared in the March 14 issue of the New York Law Journal.

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