ELC 5.6 DISPOSITION OF GRIEVANCE (a) Dismissal by Disciplinary Counsel. Disciplinary counsel may dismiss grievances with or without investigation. On dismissal, disciplinary counsel must notify the grievant of the procedure for review in this rule. (b) Review of Dismissal. A grievant may request review of dismissal of the grievance by delivering or depositing in the mail a request for review to the Association no later than 45 days after the Association mails the notice of dismissal. Mailing requires postage prepaid first class mail. If review is requested, disciplinary counsel may either reopen the matter for investigation or refer it to a review committee. (c) Report in Other Cases. Disciplinary counsel must report to a review committee the results of investigations except those dismissed or diverted. (d) Authority on Review. In reviewing grievances under this rule, a review committee may: (1) affirm the dismissal; (2) issue an advisory letter under rule 5.7; (3) issue an admonition under rule 13.5; (4) order a hearing on the alleged misconduct; or (5) order further investigation as may appear appropriate. [Adopted effective October 1, 2002.]
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