Amendments to Part 6, Section IV, Paragraph 13H

of the Rules of the Supreme Court of Virginia correcting inconsistencies in language dealing with an appeal from a district committee.

 

On April 30, 2008, the Supreme Court of Virginia approved proposed amendments to the Rules of Court, Part Six, Section IV, Paragraph 13, which correct inconsistencies in the language dealing with an appeal from a district committee.

13. PROCEDURE FOR DISCIPLINING, SUSPENDING, AND DISBARRING ATTORNEYS

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H. District Committee Proceedings

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2. Hearing Procedure

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n. Notice to the Respondent and Bar Counsel of District Committee Decision

If the District Committee issues a Dismissal, the Chair shall promptly provide written notice to the Complainant, the Respondent and Bar Counsel of such Dismissal and the

factual and legal basis therefor.

If the District Committee issues a Public Reprimand, with or without Terms,; or an Admonition, with or without Terms,; a Dismissal De Minimis; or a Dismissal for Exceptional Circumstances, the Chair shall promptly send the Complainant, the Respondent and Bar Counsel a copy of the District Committee’s Determination.

If the District Committee finds that the Respondent failed to comply with the Terms imposed by the District Committee, the Chair shall notify the Complainant, the Respondent and Bar Counsel of the imposition of the alternative disposition.

If the District Committee has elected to certify the Complaint, the Chair of the District Committee shall promptly mail to the Clerk of the Disciplinary System a copy of the Certification. A copy of the Certification shall be sent to Bar Counsel, Respondent and the Complainant.

o. Issuance of Public Reprimand or Admonition District Committee Determination Finality and Public Statement

Upon the expiration of the ten-day period after notice service on the Respondent of a District Committee’s Ddetermination is mailed, if either a nNotice of aAppeal or a notice of appeal and a written demand that further Proceedings be conducted before a three-judge Circuit shall issue the Public Court pursuant to Va. Code Section 54.1-3935 has not been filed by the Respondent, the District Committee Reprimand, with or without Terms, or Admonition, with or without Terms, to the Respondent. Determination shall become final and tThe Clerk of the Disciplinary System shall issue a public statement as provided for in this Paragraph for the dissemination of public disciplinary information.

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Updated: Jun 05, 2008