LEON SOL HARRIS, of BROOKLYN, NEW YORK, who was admitted to the Bar of this State in 1975, having been ordered to show cause why he should not be disbarred or otherwise disciplined pursuant to Rule 1:20-7, based on disciplinary action taken against him in the State of New York, and good cause appearing;
It is ORDERED that the report of the Disciplinary Review Board is hereby adopted and LEON SOL HARRIS is suspended from the practice of law for a period of two years and until the further order of the Court, retroactive to September 12, 1988; and it is further
Ordered that respondent shall not be eligible to apply for restoration to the practice of law in this State until he has been
readmitted to the bar of the State of New York; 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 respondent as an attorney at law of the State of New Jersey; and it is further
Ordered that respondent be restrained and enjoined from practicing law during the period of his suspension; and it is further
Ordered that respondent comply with Administrative Guideline No. 23 of the Office of Attorney Ethics dealing with suspended attorneys; and it is further
Ordered that respondent reimburse the Ethics Financial Committee for appropriate administrative costs.
Decision and Recommendation of the Disciplinary Review Board
This matter is before the Board on a Motion for Reciprocal Discipline filed by the Office of Attorney Ethics pursuant to R. 1:20-7, based upon respondent's suspension from the practice of law in the state of New York for a period of two years, effective September 12, 1988, for violations of DR 1-102(A)(4), (5) and (6).*fn1 Departmental Disciplinary Committee for the First Judicial Department v. Harris, Docket Nos. M-659, M-1599.
Respondent was admitted to the practice of law in the State of New York in 1958. In 1975, he was admitted to the New Jersey bar. In ...