A. Notice Required. Within 10 days after the date of the order by which the lawyer is disbarred,
transferred to disability inactive or incapacitated status, placed on interim suspension, or
suspended, the lawyer shall cause notice to be given by registered or certified mail, return receipt
(1) All clients being represented in pending matters;
(2) Co-counsel in pending matters; and
(3) Opposing counsel in pending matters, or in the absence of such counsel, the adverse parties.
This notice must also state the place of residence of the client and of the lawyer. The notice must
include the order of the court and state that the lawyer cannot act as a lawyer after the effective
date of the order.
B. Special Notice. The court may direct the issuance of notice to such financial institutions or
others as may be necessary to protect the interests of clients or other members of the public.
C. Client Property. The lawyer shall deliver to all clients being represented in pending matters
any papers or other property to which they are entitled and shall notify them and any lawyer
representing them of a suitable time and place where the papers and other property may be
obtained, calling attention to any urgency for obtaining the papers or other property. The lawyer
shall promptly refund any part of fees paid in advance which have not been earned.
D. New Representation Prohibited. The respondent may not undertake any new legal matters
between service of the order and the effective date of discipline. Upon the effective date of the
order, the respondent may not maintain a presence in or occupy an office in this jurisdiction
where the practice of law is conducted. The respondent shall take such action as is necessary to
cause the removal of any indicia of lawyer, counselor at law, legal assistant, law clerk, or similar
D.E. Effective Date. Orders imposing suspension or disbarment, reprimand, probation, or
transfer to disability inactive or incapacitated status are effective immediately, unless otherwise
ordered by the court.
E.F. Winding Up. In the event the client does not obtain another lawyer before the effective date
of the disbarment, transfer, or suspension, it is the responsibility of the disciplined lawyer to
move for leave to withdraw in each court or agency in which a proceeding is pending. The lawyer
shall file with the court or agency before which the matter is pending a copy of the notice to
opposing counsel or adverse parties.
F.G. Proof of Compliance. Within 10 days after the effective date of an order of disbarment,
suspension, or transfer to disability inactive or incapacitated status, the lawyer shall file with the
court an affidavit showing:
(1) Full compliance with the provisions of the order and with these rules;
(2) All other state, federal and administrative jurisdictions of admission to practice;
(3) The residence or other addresses where communications may thereafter be directed to the
lawyer; and that
(4) A copy of such affidavit has been served upon counsel.
H. Contempt. Disciplinary counsel may petition the Supreme Court to hold a disbarred or
suspended lawyer in contempt for failing to comply with sections A through G of this rule or the
provisions of an order entered in a disciplinary proceeding. The court may order the lawyer to
appear and show cause, if any, why the lawyer should not be held in contempt of court and