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
- Respondent: A person whose conduct is the subject of any disciplinary investigation or proceeding.
- Confidential Proceedings: Any proceeding under these Rules which occurs prior to a filing in the Supreme Court of Georgia.
- Public Proceedings: Any proceeding under these Rules which has been filed with the Supreme Court of Georgia.
- Grievance/Memorandum of Grievance: An allegation of unethical conduct filed against an attorney.
- 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.
- 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.
- He, Him or His: Generic pronouns including both male and female.
- Attorney: A member of the State Bar of Georgia or one authorized by law to practice law in the State of Georgia.
- 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 Georgia Rules of Professional Conduct unless the respondent affirmatively rejects the notice.
GO TO Rule 4-109. Refusal or Failure to Appear for Reprimand; Suspension GO TO Rule 4-111 Audit for Cause Return to handbook browser.