IN RE: Melodie V. SHULER

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District of Columbia Court of Appeals.

IN RE: Melodie V. SHULER A Suspended Member of the Bar of the District of Columbia Court of Appeals, Bar Registration No. 488686

No. 17–BG–1254

Decided: January 25, 2018

BEFORE:  Beckwith, Associate Judge, and Washington and Farrell, Senior Judges.

ORDER

On consideration of the certified order of the Court of Appeals of Maryland disbarring respondent from the practice of law in that jurisdiction, this court's December 5, 2017, order directing respondent to show cause why reciprocal discipline should not be imposed, and the statement of Bar Counsel regarding reciprocal discipline, and it appearing that respondent has failed to file either a response to this court's order to show cause or an affidavit as required by D.C. Bar R. XI, § 14 (g), it is

ORDERED that Melodie V. Shuler is hereby disbarred from the practice of law in the District of Columbia. See In re Sibley, 990 A.2d 483 (D.C. 2010), and In re Fuller, 930 A.2d 194, 198 (D.C. 2007) (rebuttable presumption of identical reciprocal discipline applies to all cases in which the respondent does not participate). It is

FURTHER ORDERED that for purposes of reinstatement the period of respondent's disbarment will not begin to run until such time as she files a D.C. Bar R. XI, § 14 (g) affidavit.

PER CURIAM

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