The Disciplinary Review Board having filed with the Court its decision in DRB 18-053, concluding that Kimberly S. Tyler of Newark, who was admitted to the bar of this State in 1990, should be suspended from the practice of law for a period of six months for multiple violations of RPC 1.1(a)(gross neglect); RPC 1.1(b)(pattern of neglect); RPC 1.3(lack of diligence); RPC 1.4(b)(failure to keep a client reasonably informed about the status of the matter, and promptly comply with reasonable requests for information); RPC 1.5(b)(failure to provide the client with a writing setting forth the basis or rate of the fee; and RPC 8:4(c)(conduct involving dishonesty, fraud, deceit or misrepresentation);
And the Disciplinary Review Board having further determined that prior to reinstatement to practice, respondent should provide proof of her fitness to practice law and proof of completion of a law office management course and four hours of continuing legal education; and that following her reinstatement to the practice of law, respondent should practice under supervision until further Order of the Court;
And good cause appearing;
It is ORDERED that Kimberly S. Tyler is suspended from the practice of law for a period of six months and until the further Order of the Court, effective October 8, 2018; and it is further
ORDERED that prior to reinstatement to practice, respondent shall provide proof of her fitness to practice law, as attested to by a mental health professional approved by the Office of Attorney Ethics, and proof of successful completion of a course in law office management and four hours of continuing legal education courses beyond the number mandated by the Board on Continuing Legal Education; and it is further
ORDERED that on reinstatement to the practice of law, respondent shall practice under the supervision of a practicing attorney approved by the Office of Attorney Ethics until the further Order of the Court; and it is further
ORDERED that respondent comply with Rule 1:20-20 dealing with suspended attorneys; and it is further
ORDERED that pursuant to Rule 1:20-20(c), respondent's failure to comply with the Affidavit of Compliance requirement of Rule 1:20-20(b)(15) may (1) preclude the Disciplinary Review Board from considering respondent's petition for reinstatement for a period of up to six months from the date respondent files proof of compliance; (2) be found to constitute a violation of RPC 8.1(b) and RPC 8.4(d); and (3) provide a basis for an action for contempt pursuant to Rule 1:10-2; 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 and actual expenses incurred in the prosecution of this matter, as provided in Rule 1:20-17.
WITNESS, the Honorable Stuart Rabner, Chief Justice, at Trenton, this 5th day of September, 2018.
CLERK OF THE SUPREME COURT