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 Gerald A. Nunan Docket No. DRB 01-304
In the Matter of Leon Martelli Docket No. DRB 01-305
In the Matter of Aaron Smith Docket No. DRB 01-306
In the Matter of Stuart B. Donegan Docket No. DRB 01-307
In the Matter of Mark D. Cubberley Docket No. DRB 01-308
In the Matter of Scott E. Walterschied Docket No. DRB 01-314
In the Matter of David Brantley Docket No. DRB 01-323
In the Matter of Glenn R. Gronlund Docket No. DRB 01-325
In the Matter of Augustine Uzodike Docket No. DRB 01-339

These matters are scheduled to be reviewed by the Board on Thursday, October 18, 2001. 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 October 8, 2001. 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 charges. 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: September 24, 2001 Robyn M. Hill Chief Counsel Disciplinary Review Board

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