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NOTICE TO THE BAR

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 James Gallo
Docket No. DRB 06-156
District Docket No. VI-05-0024E

In the Matter of Harry E. Franks, Jr.
Docket No. DRB 06-146
District Docket No. I-05-0025E

In the Matter of Jeffrey W. Lutz
Docket No. DRB 06-164
District Docket No. IIIA-04-032E

In the Matter of Henry A. Walsh, Jr.
Docket No. DRB 06-159
District Docket No. IIIA-05-0016E

In the Matter of Richard H. Kress
Docket No. DRB 06-170
District Docket No. XIV-02-0176E

These matters are scheduled to be reviewed by the Board on Thursday, July 20, 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 July 10, 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: June 26, 2006
Julianne K. DeCore
Chief Counsel
Disciplinary Review Board

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