ELC 3.1 OPEN MEETINGS AND PUBLIC DISCIPLINARY INFORMATION (a) Open Meetings. Disciplinary hearings and meetings of the Board are public. Except as otherwise provided in these rules, Supreme Court proceedings are public to the same extent as other Supreme Court proceedings. Deliberations of a hearing officer or panel, board, review committee, or court, and matters made confidential by a protective order, or by other provisions of these rules, are not public. (b) Public Disciplinary Information. The public has access to the following information subject to these rules: (1) the record before a review committee and the order of the review committee in any matter that a review committee has ordered to hearing or ordered an admonition be issued; (2) the record upon distribution to a review committee or to the Supreme Court in proceedings based on a conviction of a felony or serious crime, as defined in rule 7.1(a); (3) the record upon distribution to a review committee or to the Supreme Court in proceedings under rule 7.2; (4) a statement of concern to the extent provided under rule 3.4(f); (5) the record and order upon approval of a stipulation for discipline imposing a sanction or admonition, and the order approving a stipulation to dismissal of a matter previously made public under these rules; (6) the record before a hearing officer or panel; (7) the record and order before the Board in any matter reviewed under rule 10.9 or title 11; (8) the bar file and any exhibits and any Board or review committee order in any matter that the Board or a review committee has ordered to public hearing, or any matter in which disciplinary action has been taken, or any proceeding under rules 7.1-7.6; (9) in any disciplinary matter referred to the Supreme Court, the file, record, briefs, and argument in the case; (10) a lawyer’s resignation in lieu of disbarment under rule 9.3; and (11) any sanction or admonition imposed on a respondent. (c) Regulations. Public access to file materials and proceedings permitted by this rule may be subject to reasonable regulation as to time, place, and manner of access. Certified copies of public bar file documents will be made available at the same rate as certified copies of superior court records. Uncertified copies of public bar file documents will be made available at a rate to be set by the Executive Director of the Association. [Adopted effective October 1, 2002.]
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