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The Florida Bar, Discipline Counsel Manual

The Florida Bar, Discipline Counsel Manual

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Published by Neil Gillespie
Mandatory Intake Process, Initial Investigation Disciplinary Complaints, Mediation Process, Fee Arbitration Process, Grievance Committee Process, Grievance Committee NPC Process, Grievance Committee NPC/ LOA Process, Diversion Process, Staff and GC Chair NPC, Staff and GC Chair NPC-A, Minor Misconduct Process, Consent Judgment Process, Pretrial Process, Trial Process, Referee Process, BOG Review Process, Supreme Court Review Process.
Mandatory Intake Process, Initial Investigation Disciplinary Complaints, Mediation Process, Fee Arbitration Process, Grievance Committee Process, Grievance Committee NPC Process, Grievance Committee NPC/ LOA Process, Diversion Process, Staff and GC Chair NPC, Staff and GC Chair NPC-A, Minor Misconduct Process, Consent Judgment Process, Pretrial Process, Trial Process, Referee Process, BOG Review Process, Supreme Court Review Process.

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Published by: Neil Gillespie on Oct 21, 2012
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CHARTS OF THE DISCIPLINARY SYSTEM
Charts of the Discipline System
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The charts of the discipline system are intended to chart track the flow of a typical dicipline case.
Glossary
 
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CHARTS OF THE DISCIPLINARY SYSTEM
Mandatory Intake Process
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BEGINInquiry/Complaintform received
Mandatory Intake Process
Appropriate formediation?(See 14-4.1)Fee dispute?(See 14-4.1(a))Sworn?
No
Go to FeeArb ProcessGo to Mediation ProcessJurisdiction?
Send "sworn"letter (Inq11)No"Sworn" Ltrreturnedsigned?
Case is closed at inquirylevelCase is closed unsworn
YesYesCase closed
Does conductconstitute aviolation? (See3-7.3(a))
YesYes
Letter tocomplainant andrespondent
No
Letter tocomplainantandrespondent
No
Letter tocomplainantandrespondent
No
Does allegedconduct warrantfurtherinvestigation?
YesNoYes
Go to Initial Investigation-Disciplinary ComplaintsProcess
YesNo
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CHARTS OF THE DISCIPLINARY SYSTEM
Initial Investigation - Disciplinary Complaints
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Alleged conductconstitutes a violationof The RulesRegulating The FloridaBarIs Rebuttal receivedfrom complainant?"15 day" letter sentto respondent.(See 3-7.3(b))Is response receivedfrom respondent?
Factual analysis engaged by BarCounsel. Close, send to GC or GCChair.
Go to GC Process
Initial InvestigationDisciplinary Complaints
YesYesYesCase closed at staff levelYesAdd additional ruleviolation?(See 4-8.4(g))YesNoLetter tocomplainant andrespondentCloseTo GCDiversion/NPCor NPC-ATo GC ChairGo to Diversion -Recommendation by BarCounsel and GC ChairDiversionGo to NPC-A byStaff/GC ChairProcessGo to NPC byStaff/GC ChairProcessNPCNPC-A
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