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District of Columbia Court of Appeals.

IN RE:  GERALD F. CHAPMAN, Respondent.  Bar Registration

No. 13–BG–269

Decided: June 06, 2013


BEFORE:  Glickman, Associate Judge, and Terry and Steadman, Senior Judges.

On consideration of the certified order indefinitely suspending respondent from the practice of law in the state of Maryland with the right to seek reinstatement after 90 days, this court's April 2, 2013, order suspending respondent pending further action of the court and directing him to show cause why the reciprocal discipline of an indefinite suspension with a fitness requirement with the right to apply for reinstatement after 90 days should not be imposed, and the statement of Bar Counsel regarding reciprocal discipline, and it appearing that respondent has failed to file a response to this court's order to show cause or the affidavit required by D.C. Bar R. XI, § 14


, it is

ORDERED that Gerald F. Chapman is hereby indefinitely suspended from the practice of law in the District of Columbia with the right to seek reinstatement after 90 days.   Reinstatement is also contingent upon a showing of fitness.   See, In re Sibley, 990 A.2d 483


, and In re Fuller, 930 A.2d 194, 198


. It is

FURTHER ORDERED that for purposes of reinstatement respondent's period of suspension will not begin to run until such time as he files an affidavit that fully complies with the requirements of D.C.Bar. R. XI, § 14




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