IN RE: Shirley L. WATERS-CATO

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Supreme Court of New Jersey.

IN RE: Shirley L. WATERS-CATO, an Attorney at Law.

Decided: April 7, 1999

ORDER

The Disciplinary Review Board on February 3, 1999, having filed with the Court its decision concluding that SHIRLEY L. WATERS-CATO of MAPLEWOOD, who was admitted to the bar of this State in 1977, and who was suspended from the practice of law for a period of three years effective October 22, 1997, and who remains suspended at this time, should be suspended from the practice of law for a period of three months for violating RPC 1.1(a) (gross neglect), RPC 1.3 (lack of diligence), RPC 1.4(a) (failure to communicate), and RPC 8.1(b) (failure to cooperate with ethics authorities);

And the Disciplinary Review Board having further concluded that on reinstatement to practice respondent should be required to practice under supervision indefinitely;

And good cause appearing;

 It is ORDERED that SHIRLEY L. WATERS-CATO is suspended from the practice of law for a period of three months, and until further Order of the Court, effective October 22, 2000;  and it is further

ORDERED that the Court's Orders of April 4, 1995, October 20, 1995, and October 15, 1997, shall remain in effect and are made a part of this Order;  and it is further

ORDERED that on reinstatement to practice respondent shall practice under supervision until further Order of the Court;  and it is further

ORDERED that the entire record of this matter be made a permanent part of respondent's file as an attorney at law of this State;  and it is further

ORDERED that respondent be restrained and enjoined from practicing law during the period of suspension and that respondent comply with Rule 1:20-20;  and it is further

ORDERED that respondent reimburse the Disciplinary Oversight Committee for appropriate administrative costs incurred in the prosecution of this matter.

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