Bar Rules

Rule 4-110. Definitions

Ethics & Discipline / Current Rules / Part IV (After January 1 / 2001) - Georgia Rules of Professional Conduct (also includes Disciplinary Proceedings and Advisory Opinion rules) / CHAPTER 1 GEORGIA RULES OF PROFESSIONAL CONDUCT AND ENFORCEMENT THEREOF

  1. Respondent: A person whose conduct is the subject of any disciplinary investigation or proceeding.
  2. Confidential proceedings: Any proceeding under these rules which occurs prior to a filing in the Supreme Court of Georgia.
  3. Public proceedings: Any proceeding under these rules which has been filed with the Supreme Court of Georgia.
  4. Grievance/Memorandum of Grievance: An allegation of unethical conduct filed against an attorney.
  5. Probable cause: A finding by the Investigative Panel that there is sufficient evidence to believe that the respondent has violated one or more of the provisions of Part IV, Chapter 1 of the Bar Rules.
  6. Petition for Voluntary Surrender of License: A Petition for Voluntary Discipline in which the respondent voluntarily surrenders his license to practice law in this State. A voluntary surrender of license is tantamount to disbarment.
  7. He, him or his: Generic pronouns including both male and female.
  8. Attorney: A member of the State Bar of Georgia or one authorized by law to practice law in the State of Georgia.
  9. Notice of Discipline: A Notice by the Investigative Panel that the respondent will be subject to a disciplinary sanction for violation of one or more Standards of Conduct unless the respondent affirmatively rejects the notice.



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