Bar Rules

Rule 4-204.1. Notice of Investigation

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

  1. Upon completion of its screening of a grievance under Rule 4-202, the Office of the General Counsel shall forward those grievances which appear to invoke the disciplinary jurisdiction of the State Bar of Georgia to the Investigative Panel, or subcommittee of the Investigative Panel by serving a Notice of Investigation upon the respondent.
  2. The Notice of Investigation shall accord the respondent reasonable notice of the charges against him and a reasonable opportunity to respond to the charges in writing and shall contain:
    1. a statement that the grievance is being transmitted to the Investigative Panel, or subcommittee of the Investigative Panel;
    2. a copy of the grievance;
    3. a list of the Rules which appear to have been violated;
    4. the name and address of the Panel member assigned to investigate the grievance and a list of the Panel, or subcommittee of the Panel members;
    5. a statement of respondent's right to challenge the competency, qualifications or objectivity of any Panel member;
  3. The form for the Notice of Investigation shall be approved by the Investigative Panel. 

GO TO Rule 4-204. Preliminary Investigation by Investigative Panel-Generally
GO TO Rule 4-204.2. Service of the Notice of Investigation
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