Office of Disciplinary Counsel v. Kaplan, 043018 PASCDC, 2467-3
|Docket Nº:||2467 Disciplinary Docket 3, 203 DB 2017|
|Opinion Judge:||PER CURIAM|
|Party Name:||OFFICE OF DISCIPLINARY COUNSEL, Petitioner v. RONALD I. KAPLAN, Respondent|
|Judge Panel:||Ronald I. Kaplan Judge.|
|Case Date:||April 30, 2018|
|Court:||Court of Judicial Discipline of Pennsylvania|
Attorney Registration No. 34822 (Philadelphia)
AND NOW, this 30th day of April, 2018, upon consideration of the Verified Statement of Resignation, Ronald I. Kaplan is disbarred on consent from the Bar of this Commonwealth, see Pa.R.D.E. 215, and he shall comply with the provisions of Pa.R.D.E. 217. Respondent shall pay costs to the Disciplinary Board pursuant to Pa.R.D.E. 208(g).
RESIGNATION UNDER Pa.R.D.E. 215
Ronald I. Kaplan, Esquire, hereby tenders his unconditional resignation from the practice of law in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania in conformity with Rule 215, Pa.R.D.E. ("Enforcement Rules"), and further states as follows: 1. He is an attorney admitted in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, having been admitted to the bar on or about November 4, 1981. His attorney registration number is 34822.
2. He desires to submit his resignation as a member of said bar.
3. His resignation is freely and voluntarily rendered; he is not being subjected to coercion or duress; and he is fully aware of the implications of submitting ' this resignation.
4. He is aware that there are presently pending investigations into allegations that he has been guilty of misconduct, the nature of which allegations have been made known to him by service of a Petition for Discipline filed on December 22, 2017 and docketed at the above number, a true and correct copy of which is attached hereto, made part hereof and marked "Exhibit A."
5. He acknowledges that the material facts upon which the allegations of the Petition for Discipline contained in Exhibit A are based, are true.
6. He submits the within resignation because he knows that he could not successfully defend himself against the charges of professional misconduct set forth in the attached exhibit.
7. He is fully aware that the submission of this Resignation Statement is irrevocable and that he can only apply for reinstatement to the practice of law pursuant to the provisions of Enforcement Rule 218(b) and (c).
8. He is aware that pursuant to Enforcement Rule 215(c), the fact that he has tendered this resignation shall become a matter of public record immediately upon delivery of the resignation statement to Disciplinary Counsel or the Secretary of the Board.
9. Upon entry of the order disbarring him on consent, he will promptly comply with the notice, withdrawal, resignation, trust accounting, and cease-and-desist provisions of subdivisions (a), (b), (c) and (d) of Enforcement Rule 217.
10. After entry of the order disbarring him on consent, he will file a verified statement of compliance as required by Enforcement Rule 217(e)(1).
11. He is aware that the waiting period for eligibility to apply for reinstatement to the practice of law under Enforcement Rule 218(b) shall not begin until he files the verified statement of compliance, and if the order of disbarment contains a provision that makes the disbarment retroactive to an earlier date, then the waiting period will be deemed to have begun on that earlier date.
12. He acknowledges that he is fully aware of his right to consult and employ counsel to represent him in the instant proceeding. He has retained, consulted with and acted upon...
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