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NO. BD-2002-085


S.J.C. Judgment of Disbarment entered by Justice Ireland on March 21, 2003.1


On October 9, 2002, the Vermont Supreme Court accepted the respondentís affidavit of resignation and entered an order of disbarment. See In re Lane, 811 A.2d 207 (Vt. 2002), for a description of the respondentís professional misconduct. In violation of S. J. C. Rule 4:01, ß 16(6), the respondent did not notify the Board of Bar Overseers and the bar counsel of his disbarment.

On December 30, 2002, bar counsel filed in the Supreme Judicial Court a petition for reciprocal discipline. On January 9, 2003, the county court issued an order to the respondent directing him to show cause within thirty days why reciprocal discipline should not be imposed. The respondent filed no response to the order to show cause.

On March 19, 2003, the county court held a hearing on bar counselís petition for reciprocal discipline. Despite notice to the respondent, he failed to appear. On March 21, 2003, the court (Ireland, J.) entered an judgment of disbarment.

1 The complete Order of the Court is available by contacting the Clerk of the Supreme Judicial Court for Suffolk County.

2 Compiled by the Board of Bar Overseers based on the record before the Court.

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