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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 Paul J. Paskey Docket No. DRB 04-213
In the Matter of Stephen Landfield Docket No. DRB 04-215
In the Matter of Donald B. Devin Docket No. DRB 04-221
In the Matter of Donald B. Devin Docket No. DRB 04-222
In the Matter of Jeffrey P. Lichtenstein Docket No. DRB 04-226
In the Matter of Stephen Landfield Docket No. DRB 04-230
In the Matter of Louann Wonski Docket No. DRB 04-236
In the Matter of Barbara H. Dupre Docket No. DRB 04-241
In the Matter of Philip M. Morell Docket No. DRB 04-245

These matters are scheduled to be reviewed by the Board on Thursday, September 23, 2004. R.1:20-4(f) provides that an attorney-respondentís 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 September 13, 2004.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: August 30, 2004
Julianne K. DeCore
Chief Counsel
Disciplinary Review Board

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