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Re: Defaults Scheduled for Review by the Disciplinary Review Board

The following matters have been certified to the Disciplinary Review Board as defaults, in accordance with R. 1:20-4(f):

In the Matter of Barbara J. Wyskowski
Docket No. DRB 05-367
District Docket No. XIV-04-558E

In the Matter of Jay M. London
Docket No. DRB 06-011
District Docket No. IIIB-04-015E

In the Matter of Neal Sharma
Docket Nos. DRB 06-018 and 06-019
District Docket Nos. VII-04-052E; VII-04-032E

In the Matter of Nicholas W. McClear
Docket No. DRB 06-012
District Docket Nos. XIV-03-507E; XIV-04-070E

These matters are scheduled to be reviewed by the Board on Thursday, February 16, 2006. R.1:20-4(f) provides that an attorney-respondent's failure to timely file an answer "shall be deemed an admission that the allegations of the complaint are true and . . . provide sufficient basis for the imposition of discipline." Although chances for a successful motion are limited, a motion to vacate the default may be filed with the Board by no later than February 6, 2006. MOTIONS RECEIVED AFTER THE DEADLINE WILL NOT BE REVIEWED BY THE BOARD. The motion should specify why the attorney-respondent failed to file a timely answer (including lack of notice) and should set forth any claimed meritorious defenses to the ethics charge. The motion must also be simultaneously served on the Director of the Office of Attorney Ethics and, where appropriate, the district ethics committee responsible for the underlying ethics matter. A certification regarding that service must accompany any documents filed with the Board.

Respondents may communicate with the Board by contacting the Office of Board Counsel at:

P.O. Box 962
Trenton NJ 08625
Telephone: 609-292-1012

Dated: January 23, 2006
Julianne K. DeCore
Chief Counsel
Disciplinary Review Board

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