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01/31/91 WILLIAM J. CHADWICK RESPONDENT. A MEMBER

January 31, 1991

IN RE: WILLIAM J. CHADWICK, RESPONDENT. A MEMBER OF THE BAR OF THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA COURT OF APPEALS


On Report and Recommendation of the Board on Professional Responsibility

Belson and Steadman, Associate Judges, and Pryor, Senior Judge.

The opinion of the court was delivered by: Per Curiam

On July 27, 1989, the Supreme Court of California ordered that respondent William J. Chadwick be suspended for five years from the practice of law in California, with an actual suspension period of one year, and probation involving a number of conditions. *fn1 Before us is a recommendation of the Board on Professional Responsibility that reciprocal discipline be imposed upon respondent pursuant to D.C. App. R. XI(11) (1990). Respondent interposes before us no objection to the proposed action.

We generally agree with the analysis set forth by the Board in its annexed report and accept its recommendation. Although, as the Board points outs, we have never imposed a condition of probation in a case of this type, our rules would not preclude such action *fn2 and we agree with the Board that in this reciprocal discipline case, no reason exists to impose a sanction different from the one imposed in California. We also agree with the Board's determination that no purpose would be served in this case by imposing upon respondent, a California lawyer, additional probationary conditions in the District of Columbia.

Since respondent has filed the requisite affidavit that he has not practiced law in this jurisdiction since September 6, 1989, the commencement of his suspension in California, the reciprocal discipline will be imposed nunc pro tunc to that date. In re Goldberg, 460 A.2d 982 (D.C. 1983). *fn3

Accordingly, it is ORDERED that respondent William J. Chadwick is suspended from the practice of law in the District of Columbia for five years, commencing nunc pro tunc on September 6, 1989, with execution of four years of the suspension stayed and that he is placed on probation for that period, with an actual suspension from practice of one year and with all the other terms and conditions of probation as imposed by the Supreme Court of California *fn4 to serve as terms and conditions of his probation in the District of Columbia.

So ordered.

APPENDIX

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA COURT OF APPEALS

BOARD ON PROFESSIONAL RESPONSIBILITY

Bar Docket No. 87-82

IN THE MATTER OF WILLIAM J. CHADWICK, RESPONDENT.

REPORT AND RECOMMENDATION OF THE

BOARD ON PROFESSIONAL ...


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