The Disciplinary Review Board having filed a report with the Supreme Court recommending that the suspension from the practice of law since June 3, 1981, of JAMES F. NORTON of TINTON FALLS and MIDDLETOWN, who was admitted to the Bar of this State in 1959, be deemed sufficient discipline for his violations of DR 6-101(a)(2) and DR 9-102;
And the Office of Attorney Ethics and respondent, through counsel, having concurred in the Disciplinary Review Board's recommendation;
And the Court having carefully considered the record, and good cause appearing;
It is ORDERED that the findings of the Disciplinary Review Board are hereby adopted; and it is further
Ordered that the Decision and Recommendation of the Disciplinary Review Board, together with this order and the full record of the matter, be added as a permanent part of the file of said JAMES F. NORTON as an attorney at law of the State of New Jersey; and it is further
Ordered that respondent is now eligible to make application for restoration to the practice of law pursuant to Rule 1:20-11(h); and it is further
Ordered that respondent shall continue to comply with the regulations governing suspended attorneys pending Supreme Court action on an appropriate restoration request, and it is further
Ordered that JAMES F. NORTON reimburse the Ethics Financial Committee for appropriate administrative costs.
Decision and Recommendation of the Disciplinary Review Board
To the Honorable Chief Justice and Associate Justices of the Supreme Court of New Jersey.
This matter is before the Board based on two Presentments filed by the District IX (Monmouth County) Ethics Committee. Heard concurrently were two recommendations for Private Reprimand also filed by the Committee.
Respondent had consented to a Temporary Suspension from the practice of law on June 3, 1981, and remains suspended at this time.
The facts of each matter follow.
Through the recommendation of another attorney, Helen Marks conferred with respondent in ...