Obsolete Date: 9/8/1998
(1) Counsel and substitute temporary counsel must be admitted to the practice of law in North Dakota; and
(2) With the exception of substitute temporary counsel, counsel may not engage in the private practice of law.
B. Powers and Duties. Counsel shall:
(1) Upon referral by a district inquiry committee, investigate all information about a lawyer which, if true, would be grounds for discipline or transfer to disability inactive or incapacitated status and prepare an investigative report and recommendations for the district inquiry committee's disposition;
(2) Advise the board and the district inquiry committees on legal issues relating to lawyer discipline and disability;
(3) Prosecute disciplinary, disability, and reinstatement proceedings before hearing bodies, the board, and the court;
(4) Employ and supervise staff needed for the performance of investigative and prosecutorial functions, as authorized by the board and within limits of appropriations and funds available;
(5) Promptly notify the complainant and the lawyer of the disposition of each matter;
(6) Notify each jurisdiction in which a lawyer is admitted of a transfer to or from disability inactive or incapacitated status, a reinstatement, or any public discipline imposed in this state;
(7) When a lawyer is convicted in this state of a serious crime in Rule 4.1C, forward a certified copy of the judgment of conviction to the disciplinary agency in each jurisdiction in which the lawyer is admitted; and
(8) Provide regular reports on all complaints filed with the secretary to the district inquiry committees and the board at their scheduled meetings.