July 19, 1996
IN THE MATTER OF EDWARD S. FODY, AN ATTORNEY AT LAW
Honorable Alan B. Handler, Presiding Justice
The opinion of the court was delivered by: Handler
The Office of Attorney Ethics having filed a petition with the Supreme Court pursuant to Rule 1:20-3(g)(3) and Rule 1:20-11 seeking the immediate temporary suspension from practice of EDWARD S. FODY of BOONTON, who was admitted to the bar of this State in 1974, and good cause appearing;
It is ORDERED that EDWARD S. FODY is temporarily suspended from the practice of law, effective immediately, and until further Order of this Court; and it is further
ORDERED that all funds, if any, currently existing in any New Jersey financial institution maintained by EDWARD S. FODY, pursuant to Rule 1:21-6 shall be restrained from disbursement except on application to this Court, for good cause shown, pending the further Order of this Court; and it is further
ORDERED that EDWARD S. FODY show cause before this Court on Monday, September 9, 1996, at 2:00 p.m., Supreme Court courtroom, Hughes Justice Complex, Trenton, New Jersey, why his temporary suspension and the restraints herein should not continue pending final Disposition of any ethics proceedings pending against him and further why the funds restrained from disbursement should not be transmitted by the financial institutions who are the present custodians to the Clerk of the Superior Court for deposit in the Superior Court Trust Fund, pending the further Order of this Court; and it is further
ORDERED that David E. Johnson, Jr., Esquire, or his designee, present this matter to the Court; and it is further
ORDERED that EDWARD S. FODY be restrained and enjoined from practicing law during the period of his suspension and that he comply with Rule 1:20-20 dealing with suspended attorneys.
WITNESS, the Honorable Alan B. Handler, Presiding Justice, at Trenton, this 19th day of August, 1996.