The New York Supreme Court Appellate Division has suspended New York lawyer Cheryl Brodsky in a rather bizarre case where she falsely claimed to be the wife of Queens Supreme Court Administrative Judge Jeremy Weinstein and then refused to get a mental health evaluation.
Brodsky allegedly applied for a job as a court attorney and spoke with Paul Kenny, chief clerk of the Appellate Term. She mentioned that she was married to Weinstein and submitted a resumé in which she identified herself by the last name “Brodsky-Weinstein.”
The panel in Matter of Brodsky, 2006-09233, ruled that she was in “violation of an explicit directive … that she be examined by a qualified medical expert, irrespective of whether or not she agrees with the underlying premise.” Brodsky had challenged the authority to order such an evaluation.
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