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Commonwealth of Massachusetts

No. BD-1999-015

IN RE: JOSHUA GORDON

S.J.C. Order of Disbarment entered by Justice Cowin on June 13, 2000.1

SUMMARY2

On March 11, 1999, the respondent was convicted in the Newton District Court of two counts of open and gross lewdness in violation of G. L. c. 272, § 16, and three counts of indecent assault and battery on a child under fourteen in violation of G. L. c. 265, § 13B. The respondent was sentenced to two and one-half years in the house of corrections, with one year to serve and the balance suspended for five years, with the respondent on probation. These convictions were for "serious" crimes as defined in S. J. C. Rule 4:01, § 12.

On August 4, 1999, the respondent was convicted in Boston Municipal Court of indecent exposure in violation of G. L. c. 272, § 53. The respondent was sentenced to five months in the house of corrections to be served from and after the sentence imposed in the Newton District Court.

The respondent was temporarily suspended from the practice of law on April 7, 1999. On March 30, 2000, the respondent submitted an affidavit of resignation which acknowledged that he had been convicted of these crimes and that the convictions violated Canon One, DR 1-102(A)(6), and Mass. R. Prof. C. 8.4(b) and (h). Bar counsel requested a recommendation to the Court that respondent's affidavit of resignation be accepted and an order of disbarment enter retroactive to April 7, 1999.

On May 8, 2000, the Board of Bar Overseers voted to recommend to the Supreme Judicial Court that the affidavit of resignation be accepted and that an order of disbarment enter retroactive to April 7, 1999. On June 13, 2000, the Court accepted the affidavit of resignation and entered a judgment of disbarment effective April 7, 1999.

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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