Obsolete Date: 7/1/1999
A. Appointment. When the board refers a matter to a hearing body, other than the board en banc, the chair of the board shall appoint a hearing body to conduct the hearing, make findings, and recommend action to the board. A hearing body may consist of a three-member panel of two lawyers and one public member appointed from current or former board members, or may be a hearing officer designated from among sitting or retired state-court judges.
B. Powers and Duties. Each hearing body 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 board.
C. Abstention. A member of the hearing body shall refrain from taking part in any proceedings in which a judge, similarly situated, would be required to disqualify.
[Adopted effective January 1, 1995; Amended on an emergency basis effective July 16, 1998; Adopted on a final basis effective September 8, 1998.]