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§ 3-314. Right of appeal.

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   (A) Complainant may appeal to the Disciplinary Review Board a dismissal of the Grievance by the Counsel for Discipline. Allegations of misconduct dismissed by the Counsel for Discipline pursuant to § 3-309(C) are not appealable to the Committee on Inquiry or the Disciplinary Review Board. Except on a showing of good cause, notice of appeal shall be made in writing to the Chairperson of the Disciplinary Review Board within thirty days after notification of such dismissal. Said Board may then take such action as it deems appropriate.

   (B) In cases where the Counsel for Discipline prepares a Complaint and files it with the appropriate Committee on Inquiry pursuant to § 3-309(G), the Counsel for Discipline shall notify the Complainant by mail of the findings of the Committee on Inquiry.

   (C) If the Committee on Inquiry Panel dismisses the Complaint pursuant to § 3-309(H), the Counsel for Discipline may appeal the decision to the Disciplinary Review Board. Except on a showing of good cause, notice of appeal shall be made in writing to the Chairperson of the Disciplinary Review Board within thirty days after notification of the dismissal of the Complaint by the Committee on Inquiry. In the event of an appeal, the Chairperson of the Disciplinary Review Board shall obtain from such Committee on Inquiry the Complaint, investigative file of the Counsel for Discipline, and any report prepared by the Committee.

   (D) Either the Respondent or the Counsel for Discipline may appeal to the Disciplinary Review Board a reprimand issued to the Respondent by the Committee on Inquiry upon written application filed with the Chairperson of the Disciplinary Review Board within thirty days of issuance of the reprimand. Either the Respondent or the Counsel for Discipline may appeal to the Court the action of the Disciplinary Review Board.

Rule 14(A), (C), and (D) amended Dec. 13, 1995; Rule 14(A) amended February 28, 2001. Renumbered and codified as § 3-314, effective July 18, 2008.

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