Two lawyers, one of them a former partner at Kaye Scholer, were suspended last week by the Appellate Division, 1st Department, for a failing to pay their taxes over an extended period of time.

Both John J.P. Howley, who had been the head of pro bono at Kaye Scholer, and Ronald A. Goldman, who had been a partner at Manning Raab Dealy & Sturm in Manhattan, pleaded guilty to a single misdemeanor count and were sentenced to pay a $10,000 fine to cover felony charges that they had failed for years to file New York state tax returns or pay taxes.