July 6, 2006
IN RE BURMAN A. BERGER, RESPONDENT, A MEMBER OF THE BAR OF THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA COURT OF APPEALS (BAR REGISTRATION NO. 427495).
On Report and Recommendation of the Board on Professional Responsibility (Bar Docket Nos. 326-05 & 278-04)
Submitted June 20, 2006
Before GLICKMAN, KRAMER and FISHER, Associate Judges.
Respondent Burman A. Berger consented to his disbarrment by the Court of Appeals of Maryland on September 20, 2005, for repeatedly neglecting his clients' cases in violation of Maryland Rules of Professional Conduct 1.3 and 1.4. Those Rules are virtually identical to their counterparts in the District of Columbia, and the Board on Professional Responsibility recommends that identical reciprocal discipline be imposed on respondent in this jurisdiction pursuant to D.C. Bar Rule XI, § 11 (c). Neither Bar Counsel nor respondent has opposed the Board's recommendation.*fn1
In accordance with D.C. Bar Rule XI, § 11 (f), we follow the Board's recommendation.
See In re Zdravkovich, 831 A.2d 964, 968-69 (D.C. 2003); In re Cole, 809 A.2d 1226, 1227 n.3 (D.C. 2002). Accordingly, it is ORDERED that respondent Burman A. Berger is disbarred from the practice of law in the District of Columbia. The disbarrment is effective immediately,*fn2 though for purposes of reinstatement it shall be deemed to commence on the date respondent files an affidavit that fully complies with D.C. Bar Rule XI, § 14 (g).