Rule 3.1F, Rules for Lawyer Discipline
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F. Review of Formal Proceedings by the Court.
(1) Within 60 days of
its the close of the hearing record, the hearing panel shall file with the
secretary its order of dismissal, consent probation or reprimand. A copy of the panel's order must
be served upon counsel, the complainant, and the lawyer. Counsel, the complainant, or the lawyer
may seek court review of the panel's decision. A written petition for review, stating the reasons for
the requested review, must be filed with the clerk within 20 days of service of the panel's order. The
petition must contain a clear statement of the reasons petitioner believes the panel's decision is
arbitrary, capricious, or unreasonable. The court may provide for oral arguments or the submission
(2) Within 60 days of
its the close of the hearing record, the hearing panel shall submit to the court
a report containing its findings and recommendations on each matter heard other than those resulting
in dismissal , consent probation, or reprimand. The hearing panel's report shall contain mitigating
or aggravating circumstances affecting the nature or degree of discipline recommended. A copy of
the report submitted to the court must be served upon counsel, complainant, and the lawyer. Within
20 days of service of the report, the lawyer and counsel may file objections to the report. Within 50
days after service of the report, the lawyer and counsel may file briefs limited to objections timely
filed under this rule. Oral arguments may be requested by the lawyer or counsel, or may be set upon
the court's own motion. Briefing and oral argument will be as provided in the North Dakota Rules
of Appellate Procedure.
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