A Manhattan lawyer who secretly taped a court proceeding in his own divorce was publicly censured after he refused to accept a private admonition for it and brought a lawsuit in federal court against the attorney grievance committee and the chief administrative judge investigating him.

David Evan Schorr, who once worked for two large law firms but who today runs his own domestic relations practice, has agreed to the public censure and has conditionally admitted—finally—that his taping of a 2013 court conference before Manhattan Supreme Court Justice Deborah Kaplan ran afoul of Rules of Professional Conduct 22 NYCRR 1200.0 Rule 8.4(d), regarding conduct prejudicial to the administration of justice.

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