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IN RE GILBERT

District of Columbia Court of Appeals.


October 22, 1998

IN RE IRWIN R. GILBERT, RESPONDENT. A MEMBER OF THE BAR OF THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA COURT OF APPEALS.

Before Schwelb and Reid, Associate Judges, and Belson, Senior Judge.

The opinion of the court was delivered by: Per Curiam.

In this reciprocal discipline case, the Board on Professional Responsibility has recommended that Irwin R. Gilbert, a member of our Bar, be suspended from practice for one year, nunc pro tunc to April 7, 1995, the date on which Gilbert advised this court of his suspension in New York. The proceedings in New York arose from Gilbert's unsolicited sexual advances to two female secretaries in his office and to two female clients. See In re Gilbert, 194 A.D.2d 262, 606 N.Y.S.2d 478 (4th Dept. 1993).

Bar Counsel has advised the court that he takes no exception to the Board's Report and Recommendation. Gilbert's attorney has advised the court that he likewise takes no exception. In light of the limited scope of our review under such circumstances, see In re Goldsborough, [719 A2d Page 96]

654 A.2d 1285, 1288 (D.C. 1995), and given the presumption that, in reciprocal discipline cases, the discipline in the District of Columbia will be the same as that in the original disciplining jurisdiction, see In re Zilberberg, 612 A.2d 832, 834 (D.C. 1992), we follow the recommendation of the Board. *fn1 Accordingly, Irwin R. Gilbert is hereby suspended from practice for a period of one year, nunc pro tunc to April 7, 1995.

So ordered. *fn2


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