ELC 13.5 ADMONITION (a) By a Review Committee. (1) A review committee may issue an admonition when investigation of a grievance shows misconduct. (2) A respondent lawyer may protest either the review committee’s or the Board’s prehearing issuance of an admonition by filing a notice to that effect with the Clerk within 30 days of service of the admonition. Upon receipt of a timely protest, the admonition is rescinded, and the grievance is deemed ordered to hearing. (b) Following a Hearing. A hearing officer or panel may recommend that a respondent receive an admonition following a hearing. (c) By Stipulation. The parties may stipulate to an admonition under rule 9.1. (d) Effect. An admonition is admissible in subsequent disciplinary or disability proceedings involving the respondent. Rule 3.6(b) governs destruction of file materials relating to an investigation or hearing concluded with an admonition, including the admonition. (e) Action on Board Review. Upon review under title 11, the Board may dismiss, issue an admonition, or impose sanctions or other remedies under rule 13.1. (f) Signing of Admonition. The review committee chair signs an admonition issued by a review committee. The Disciplinary Board Chair or the Chair’s designee signs all other admonitions. [Adopted effective October 1, 2002.]
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