Communications to the Board, its committees, secretary or staff relating to an applicant’s
admission to the bar or character and fitness to practice law, as well as testimony given in a
formal proceeding, are absolutely privileged, and no civil proceeding predicated thereon may be
instituted against any person providing information to the Board. Members of the Board, the
Board’s committees, secretary and staff are absolutely immune in any civil proceeding for all
conduct in the course of their official duties.