IN RE: Terry L. SHAPIRO

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Supreme Court of New Jersey.

IN RE: Terry L. SHAPIRO, An Attorney at Law.

Decided: March 22, 2012

It is ORDERED that TERRY L. SHAPIRO is suspended from the practice of law for a period of three years and until the further Order of the Court; and it is further

ORDERED that in consideration of respondent's medical condition and the requirements of Rule 1:20–20, the effective date of the suspension shall be June 4, 2012; and it is further

ORDERED that respondent comply with Rule 1:20–20 dealing with suspended attorneys; and it is further

ORDERED that pursuant to Rule 1:20–20(c), respondent's failure to comply with the Affidavit of Compliance requirement of Rule 1:20–20(b)(15) may (1) preclude the Disciplinary Review Board from considering respondent's petition for reinstatement for a period of up to six months from the date respondent files proof of compliance; (2) be found to constitute a violation of RPC 8.1(b) and RPC 8.4(c); and (3) provide a basis for an action for contempt pursuant to Rule 1:10–2; and it is further

ORDERED that prior to reinstatement to practice, respondent shall submit proof of his fitness to practice law as attested to by a mental health professional approved by the Office of Attorney Ethics and shall consult with the Committee on Professionalism of his local bar association for guidance on developing and maintaining courtesy and civility in his dealings with others; and it is further

ORDERED that following reinstatement, respondent shall submit to the Office of Attorney Ethics on a quarterly basis monthly reconciliations of his attorney accounts prepared by a certified public account approved by the Office of Attorney Ethics, which reconciliations shall be submitted for a period of two years and until the 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 reimburse the Disciplinary Oversight Committee for appropriate administrative costs and actual expenses incurred in the prosecution of this matter, as provided in Rule 1:20–17.

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