ELC 10.7 AMENDMENT OF FORMAL COMPLAINT (a) Right To Amend. Disciplinary counsel may, without review committee authorization, amend a formal complaint at any time to add facts or charges that relate to matters in the formal complaint or to the respondent lawyer’s conduct regarding the pending proceedings. (b) Amendment with Authorization. Disciplinary counsel must seek review committee authorization for amendments other than those under section (a). The review committee may authorize the amendment or may require that the additional facts or charges be the subject of a separate formal complaint. The Chair, with the consent of the respondent, and after consultation with the hearing officer on the previously filed matter, may consolidate the hearing on the separate formal complaint with the hearing on the other pending formal complaint against the respondent. (c) Service and Answer. Disciplinary counsel serves an amendment to a formal complaint on the respondent as provided in rule 4.1 but need not serve a Notice to Answer with the amendment. Rule 10.5 governs the answer to an amendment except that any part of a previous answer may be incorporated by reference. [Adopted effective October 1, 2002.]
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