Bar Rules

Rule 4-209.3 Powers and Duties of the Coordinating Special Master

Ethics & Discipline / Current Rules / Part IV (After January 1 / 2001) - Georgia Rules of Professional Conduct (also includes Disciplinary Proceedings and Advisory Opinion rules) / CHAPTER 2 DISCIPLINARY PROCEEDINGS

The Coordinating Special Master shall have the following powers and duties:

(1) to establish requirements for and supervise Special Master and Hearing Officer training;
 

(2) to assign cases to Special Masters and Hearing Officers from the pool provided in Bar Rule 4-209 (b);
 

(3) to exercise all of the powers and duties provided in Bar Rule 4-210 when acting as a Special Master under subparagraph (8) below;
 

(4) to monitor and evaluate the performance of Special Masters and Hearing Officers;
 

(5) to remove Special Masters and Hearing Officers for such cause as may be deemed proper by the Coordinating Special Master;
 

(6) to fill all vacancies occasioned by incapacity, disqualification, recusal or removal;
 

(7) to administer Special Master and Hearing Officer compensation, if authorized as provided in Bar Rule 4-209.2 or Part A, Section 14 of the Rules Governing Admission to the Practice of Law in Georgia;
 

(8) to hear pretrial motions when no Special Master has been assigned; and
 

(9) to perform all other administrative duties necessary for an efficient and effective hearing system.



GO TO Rule 4-209.2. Special Masters
GO TO Rule 4-210. Powers and Duties of Special Masters
GO TO Rule 4-211. Formal Complaint; Service
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