Is John McCann, attorney for the Sheriffs' Association, ineligible to practice law?
Candidate for Congress John McCann has been providing legal advice to Democrat Sheriff Michael Saudino for years. The Bergen County Record calls McCann the "right-hand man" to Democrat Saudino. McCann is also the lawyer for the New Jersey Sheriffs' Association.
So how come he is listed as "ineligible" on the New Jersey Attorney Index?
Based on a search that includes both his private law office and the Bergen Sheriff's office, it appears that candidate/attorney John McCann is "administratively ineligible" to practice law in New Jersey. Here is the exact definition of his status from the NJ Judiciary website, as reported in the New Jersey Attorney Index:
According to a records check by an employee of the NJ Courts, John McCann is ineligible to practice law in New Jersey as a result of his failure to pay required New Jersey Lawyers' Fund for Client Protection fees since October 2012. If so, then he has been unable to practice for five years. This could place some of the cases he's been involved with in some jeopardy.
We invite Mr. McCann to pen a clarification or response to the information printed here.