Bar Rules

Rule 4-204.4. Finding of Probable Cause; Referral to 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

(a) In the event the Investigative Panel, or a subcommittee of the Panel, finds Probable Cause of the Respondent's violation of one or more of the provisions of Part IV, Chapter 1 or these rules it may refer the matter to the Supreme Court by directing the Office of the General Counsel to file with the Clerk of the Supreme Court of Georgia either:

    (1) a formal complaint, as herein provided;

    (2) a petition for the appointment of a Special Master; and

    (3) a notice of its finding of Probable Cause.

The documents specified above shall be filed in duplicate within thirty (30) days of the finding of Probable Cause unless the Investigative Panel, or a subcommittee of the Panel, or its Chairperson grants an extension of time for the filing.

(b) A Notice of Discipline in the matter shall thereafter proceed pursuant to Bar Rule 4-208.1, 4-208.2 and 4-208.3.

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