SUPREME COURT OF NEW JERSEY

D-1 September Term 2012

071541

IN THE MATTER OF
EUGENE M. LA VERGNE,
AN ATTORNEY AT LAW

(Attorney No. 009331990)

ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE

The Disciplinary Review Board having filed with the Court its decision in DRB 12-087, recommending on the record certified to the Board pursuant to Rule 1:20-4(f) (default by respondent), that EUGENE M. LA VERGNE, formerly of EATONTOWN, who was admitted to the bar of this State in 1990, and who has been temporarily suspended from the practice of law since January 27, 2011, be disbarred, and good cause appearing;

It is ORDERED that EUGENE M. LA VERGNE show cause before this Court on November 5, 2012, at 2:00 p.m. in the Supreme Court courtroom, Hughes Justice Complex, Trenton, why he should not be disbarred or otherwise disciplined; and it is further

ORDERED that the Director of the Office of Attorney Ethics, or the Director’s designee, present this matter to the Court; and it is further

ORDERED that respondent shall file an original and eight copies of his brief with the Clerk of the Court and serve two copies of the brief on the Office of Attorney Ethics on or before October 5, 2012, and the Office of Attorney Ethics shall serve and file a responding brief on or before October 29, 2012; and it is further

ORDERED that the temporary suspension of respondent, entered by Order of this Court filed January 27, 2011, shall continue pending the further Order of the Court; and it is further

ORDERED that respondent shall continue to be restrained and enjoined from practicing law during the period of his suspension, and that he shall continue to comply with Rule 1:20-20 dealing with suspended attorneys.

WITNESS, the Honorable Stuart Rabner, Chief Justice, at Trenton, this 6th day of September, 2012.

Mark Neary
CLERK OF THE SUPREME COURT

Filed: September 6, 2012