Jessica M. Baquet Appointed to Committee on Character and Fitness.

Jessica M. Baquet, a Partner at Jaspan Schlesinger LLP, has been appointed by the Appellate Division, Second Department to a four-year term as a member of the Committee on Character and Fitness for the Second, Tenth, Eleventh and Thirteenth Judicial Districts.

According to New York Judiciary Law, section 90[1], every candidate for admission to the bar of the State of New York must be found by the Appellate Division to possess “…the character and general fitness requisite for an attorney and counsellor-at-law.” The Committee is charged with investigating each applicant to certify whether he or she is fit for admission to practice in New York State.

“Jessica Baquet displays the highest levels of integrity, insight and commitment to excellence in the practice of law every day at our firm, and the Appellate Division made an outstanding selection with her appointment to the Character and Fitness Committee,” said Managing Partner Steven Schlesinger.

“Protecting and maintaining the reputation of our profession is of supreme importance, and it is my distinct honor to sit with my peers on this committee,” Ms. Baquet stated.

Ms. Baquet is a graduate of New York University and holds a J.D. from St. John’s University School of Law. She is a member of the firm’s Litigation, Appellate, Labor & Employment and Trusts & Estates practice groups, and focuses her practice on commercial and business litigation, employment law and contested Surrogate’s Court proceedings. She joined Jaspan Schlesinger in 2008.

For more than 72 years, Jaspan Schlesinger LLP has been one of Long Island’s leading full-service law firms, providing exceptional legal services in the areas of commercial litigation, banking and financial services, education law, municipal law, real estate, land use and zoning, tax certiorari and condemnation, and estates and trusts.  With approximately sixty attorneys, Jaspan Schlesinger is equipped to handle complex matters while delivering individualized advice and counsel to its clients.