The latest ethics complaint against controversial New York plaintiffs attorney John A. Aretakis is raising questions about a disciplinary body's ability to litigate a slander allegation, and an attorney's right to disseminate publicly a misconduct complaint. Aretakis, who specializes in clergy abuse cases, contends the 3rd Department's Committee on Professional Standards lacks the jurisdiction or capacity to decide a defamation action brought against him by a priest.
Ethics Probe Raises Questions About Attorney's Rights
New York Law Journal
October 1, 2004