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13-31 Dismissal of Complaints & Allegations Misconduct Upon Revocation Without Consent or Upon Death

Dismissal of Complaints and Allegations of Misconduct Upon Revocation Without Consent, or Upon Death 

When an Attorney’s License is revoked without consent, or upon the death of an Attorney, Bar Counsel, in his or her discretion, may dismiss without prejudice any and all Complaints or allegations of Misconduct then pending against said Attorney by notifying the Clerk, the Complainant(s) and the District Committee, Board or court wherein the matter(s) lies.


The amendments effective December 1, 2019revised Paragraph 13-31 to clarify and simplify language.

The amendments effective March 19, 2010, revised Paragraph 13 dealing with the use of the phrase "Charge of Misconduct".

Updated: November 26, 2019