12.02 Procedure


Should the Chief Disciplinary Counsel reasonably believe based upon investigation of the Complaint that an attorney is suffering from a Disability and be authorized or directed to do so by the Commission, the Chief Disciplinary Counsel shall forward the Complaint and any other documents or statements which support a finding that the attorney is suffering from a Disability immediately to the Board of Disciplinary Appeals. Upon receipt of the Complaint and documents, the Board of Disciplinary Appeals shall forward it to a District Disability Committee to be composed of one attorney; one doctor of medicine or mental health care provider holding a doctorate degree, trained in the area of Disability; and one public member who does not have any interest, directly or indirectly, in the practice of the law other than as a consumer. The members of the District Disability Committee shall be appointed ad hoc by the chair of the Board of Disciplinary Appeals. The Board of Disciplinary Appeals may appoint any attorney to represent the interests of the disabled attorney.

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