November 11, 1996
IN THE MATTER OF CLIFFORD E. LAZZARO, AN ATTORNEY AT LAW
Honorable Deborah T. Poritz, Chief Justice
This matter having been presented to the Court pursuant to Rule 1:20-10(b) following a motion for discipline by consent of CLIFFORD E. LAZZARO of NEWARK, who was admitted to the bar of this State in 1988;
And the Committee on Attorney Advertising and respondent having signed a stipulation of discipline by consent in which it was agreed that respondent sent targeted direct mail solicitation letters to victims of a train accident, less than two weeks after the event, without first ascertaining the nature and degree of their injuries, if any, and without complying with the specific requirements of the rules, all in violation of RPC 7.3(b)(1) and RPC 7.3(b)(4)(i)-(iii);
And the parties having agreed that respondent's conduct violated RPC 7.3(b)(1) and RPC 7.3(b)(4)(i)-(iii) and that said conduct warrants a reprimand;
And the Disciplinary Review Board having reviewed the record pursuant to Rule 1:20-10(b)(3) to determine the appropriate measure of discipline for respondent's misconduct;
And the Disciplinary Review Board having determined that a reprimand is the appropriate sanction for respondent's ethics infractions and having granted the motion for discipline by consent;
And the Disciplinary Review Board having submitted the record of the proceedings to the Clerk of the Supreme Court for the entry of an order of discipline in accordance with Rule 1:20-16(e);
And good cause appearing;
It is ORDERED that CLIFFORD E. LAZZARO is hereby reprimanded; and it is further
ORDERED that the entire record of this matter be made a permanent part of respondent's file as an attorney at law of this State; and it is further
ORDERED that respondent reimburse the Disciplinary Oversight Committee for appropriate administrative costs incurred in the prosecution of this matter.
WITNESS, the Honorable Deborah T. Poritz, Chief Justice, at Trenton, this 11th day of November, 1996.