Fairfield J.D. v. Maignan
Attorneys who are admitted to the bar of the State of Connecticut are required to register with the Statewide Grievance Committee once per year. Previously, the Statewide Grievance Committee has reprimanded the respondent attorney, Susan Maignan of Bridgeport, twice for failure to file her annual attorney registration form. Allegedly, the respondent attorney again neglected to file the registration form in 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2011. The respondent attorney, who filed the registration form in 2005 and 2012, apparently claimed that the failure to file the form resulted from "an oversight." Practice Book §2-27(d) provides, "Each lawyer shall register with the statewide grievance committee, on a form devised by the committee, the address of the lawyer's office or offices maintained for the practice of law, the lawyer's office e-mail address and business telephone number, the name and address of every financial institution with which the lawyer maintains any account in which the funds of more than one client are kept and the identification number of any such account." The Statewide Grievance Committee concluded that the respondent attorney violated Practice Book §2-27(d), because she failed to file the registration form. The respondent also engaged in conduct prejudicial to the administration of justice, in violation of Rule 8.4(4), because she continued to engage in the identical conduct after the earlier reprimands. The Statewide Grievance Committee reprimanded the respondent attorney and wrote, "The Respondent has a history of not registering annually with the Statewide Grievance Committee."