A. Appointment. Upon the filing of a petition, the chair of the board shall appoint a hearing panel
to conduct hearings and submit findings and recommendations on matters assigned under Rule
2.1H(2). The chair of the board shall appoint a lawyer member of the panel to serve as hearing
panel chair. A hearing panel may consist of a three-member panel of not more than two lawyers
and at least one public member appointed from current or former board members, or may be a
hearing officer designated from among district court or surrogate judges.
B. Powers and Duties. Each hearing panel shall:
(1) Conduct hearings on matters referred by the board; and
(2) Submit findings and recommendations, together with the record of the hearing, to the court.
C. Abstention. A member of the hearing panel shall refrain from taking part in any proceedings
in which a judge, similarly situated, would be required to disqualify.
Rule 2.3 adopted effective January 1, 1995; amended on an emergency basis effective July 16,
1998; adopted on a final basis effective September 8, 1998; amended effective July 1, 1999;
January 1, 1995; _____________.
Section A was amended effective ____________ to clarify that the disciplinary board
chair appoints a lawyer member to serve as a hearing panel chair and to remove language related
to a hearing officer designated from among district or surrogate judges to serve in place of a