An appeals court in Brooklyn has disbarred an attorney who was convicted of criminal contempt for forging the signature of a Family Court judge during a post-divorce proceeding against her ex-husband. A unanimous panel said that it could not offer a lesser sentence for the attorney, Mary K. Henning, despite her otherwise unblemished record because "her misconduct goes to the heart of the judicial system." Henning denies that she forged the signature, according to her attorney.
N.Y. Panel Disbars Attorney for Forging Judge's Name
New York Law Journal
August 2, 2006