|DISCIPLINARY LETTER from the Office of Bar Counsel with a certified copy of an order of the Supreme Court of New York, Appellate Division, Second Judicial Department accepting respondent's disiplinary resignation and disbarring him from the practice of law. Respondent was administratively suspended by the District of Columbia Bar on October 1, 2009, for failing to pay dues and to file the required annual registration statement, and remains suspended.
|RECEIVED from the Office of Bar Counsel a copy of a letter addressed to respondent advising respondent regarding Bar Counsel's recommendation to the Court that respondent be suspended pursuant to D.C. Bar R. XI, Sec 11 (d), and of the requirement to file an affidavit pursuant to D.C. Bar R. XI, Sec 14 (g).
|ORDER Having received a certified copy of an order of the Supreme Court of New York, Appelate Division, Second Judicial Department, accepting respondent's disciplinary resignation and disbarring him from the practice of law, it is, accordingly, pursuant to D.C. Bar Rule XI, Sec 11 (d), ORDERED that respondent is suspended from the practice of law in the District of Columbia pending final disposition of this proceeding, effective on the date of entry of this order, and it is FURTHER ORDERED that respondent show cause within thirty days why he should not be disbarred from the practice of law in the District of Columbia. It is FURTHER ORDERED that Bar Counsel shall reply to respondent's response no later than fifteen days after service of the response. Alternatively, no later than fifteen days after respondent's response was due, Bar Counsel may object to the imposition of reciprocal discipline based upon the factors set forth in D.C. Bar Rule XI, Sec 11 (c). Bar Counsel shall provide the court with the relevant portions of the record of the proceeding in the other discipling court, the statute and rules that governed it, and a short statement identifying all of the issues that the matter presents. It is FURTHER ORDERED that if Bar Counsel opposes the imposition of identical discipline, Bar Counsel shall (1) recommend appropriate non-identical discipline or (2) request that the matter be referred to the Board for its recommendation as to discipline. Respondent may reply within ten days after service of Bar Counsel's submission. It is FURTHER ORDERED that respondent's attention is drawn to the requirement of Rule XI, Sec 14 relating to suspended attorneys and to the provisions of Rule XI, Sec 16 (c) dealing with the timing of eligibility for reinstatement as related to compliance with Rule XI, Sec 14, including the filing of the required affidavit. (ETW)
|STATEMENT of Bar Counsel regarding reciprocal discipline.
|TMC - notice of reciprocal discipline - OTSC - statement of Bar Counsel - proposed order
|DISBARMENT ORDERED that John D. Lewis, Esquire, is hereby disbarred from the practice of law in the District of Columbia. It is FURTHER ORDERED that for purposes of reinstatement respondent's suspension will not begin to run until such time as he files an affidavit that fully complies with the requirements of D.C. Bar R. XI, Sec 14 (g). (RD,TE,KG)
|RECEIVED from the Office of Bar Counsel a copy of a letter to respondent advising respondent of his failure to file the required affidavit pursuant to D.C. Bar R. XI, Sec 14.
|AFFIDAVIT of respondent.