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If the trial court fails to find from the evidence in a case tried without a jury, or from the verdict in a jury trial, that the Respondent's conduct constitutes Professional Misconduct, the court shall render judgment accordingly. If the court finds that the Respondent's conduct does constitute Professional Misconduct, the court shall determine the appropriate Sanction or Sanctions to be imposed. If the court finds that the Respondent committed an act or acts of Professional Misconduct, the court shall direct transmittal of certified copies of the judgment and all trial pleadings to the Clerk of the Supreme Court. The Clerk of the Supreme Court shall make an appropriate notation on the Respondent's permanent record. The trial court shall promptly enter judgment after the close of evidence (in the case of a nonjury trial) or after the
return of the jury's verdict. Mandamus lies in the Supreme Court of Texas to enforce this provision, upon the petition of either the Respondent or the Chief Disciplinary Counsel.