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2007-08-31-02

The Supreme Court of South Carolina

In the Matter of Gene W. Dukes, Deceased.

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ORDER

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Pursuant to Rule 31, RLDE, of Rule 413, SCACR, Disciplinary Counsel seeks an order appointing an attorney to take action as appropriate to protect the interests of Mr. Dukes and the interests of Mr. Dukes' clients.

IT IS ORDERED that Bruce A. Berlinsky, Esquire, is hereby appointed to assume responsibility for Mr. Dukes' client files, trust account(s), escrow account(s), operating account(s), and any other law office accounts Mr. Dukes may have maintained.  Mr. Berlinsky shall take action as required by Rule 31, RLDE, to protect the interests of Mr. Dukes' clients and may make disbursements from Mr. Dukes' trust, escrow, and/or operating account(s) as are necessary to effectuate this appointment.

This Order, when served on any bank or other financial institution maintaining trust, escrow and/or operating account(s) of Gene W. Dukes, Esquire, shall serve as notice to the bank or other financial institution that Bruce A. Berlinsky, Esquire, has been duly appointed by this Court.

Finally, this Order, when served on any office of the United States Postal Service, shall serve as notice that Bruce A. Berlinsky, Esquire, has been duly appointed by this Court and has the authority to receive Mr. Dukes' mail and the authority to direct that Mr. Dukes' mail be delivered to Mr. Berlinsky's office.

 

s/ Costa M. Pleicones                                J.
FOR THE COURT

Columbia, South Carolina
August 31, 2007