The State Bar does not object to Shearouse's petition. The review panel recommends that this Court accept Shearouse's petition and suspend him accordingly.
Upon consideration of the record, this Court hereby adopts the recommendation of the review panel. Shearouse is hereby suspended from the practice of law in Georgia for a period of one year and until such time as he has fully paid Betty Repoza-Smith the amount of $39,000. He is reminded of his duties under Bar Rule 4-219 (c) to timely notify all clients of his inability to represent them, to take all actions necessary to protect the interests of his clients, and to certify to this Court that he has satisfied the requirements of such rule.