April 23, 1997
IN THE MATTER OF DONALD J. RINALDI, AN ATTORNEY AT LAW
The Disciplinary Review Board on January 22, 1997, having filed with the Court its decision concluding that DONALD J. RINALDI of NUTLEY, who was admitted to the bar of this State in 1965, should be suspended from the practice of law for a period of three months for his violations of RPC 1.3 (lack of diligence); RPC 1.4 (failure to communicate); RPC 8.4(c) (conduct involving dishonesty, fraud, deceit or misrepresentation); and RPC 8.4(d) (conduct prejudicial to the administration of Justice), and good cause appearing;
It is ORDERED that DONALD J. RINALDI is hereby suspended from the practice of law for a period of three months, effective May 16, 1997, and until the further Order of the Court; 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 be restrained and enjoined from practicing law during the period of his suspension and that he comply with Rule 1:20-20; 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 23rd day of April, 1997.