WSR 05-07-018

RULES OF COURT

STATE SUPREME COURT


[ March 3, 2005 ]

IN THE MATTER OF THE ADOPTION OF THE AMENDMENT TO ELC 13.4 )

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ORDER

NO. 25700-A-809


The Washington State Bar Association having recommended the adoption of the proposed amendment to ELC 13.4, and the Court having determined that the proposed amendment will aid in the prompt and orderly administration of justice and further determined that an emergency exists which necessitates an early adoption;

Now, therefore, it is hereby

ORDERED:

(a) That the amendment as attached hereto is adopted.

(b) That pursuant to the emergency provisions of GR 9(1), the amendment will be published expeditiously and become effective September 1, 2005.

DATED at Olympia, Washington this 3rd day of March 2005.
Alexander, C. J.


C. Johnson, J.


Chambers, J.


Madsen, J.


Owens, J.


Sanders, J.


Fairhurst, J.


Bridge, J.


James M. Johnson



SUGGESTED AMENDMENT

RULES FOR ENFORCEMENT OF LAWYER CONDUCT (ELC)

ELC 13.4 REPRIMAND



(a) Administration. The Association Board of Governors personally administers a reprimand to a respondent lawyer by written statement signed by its President. The respondent must appear at a time and place directed by the Board of Governors to receive the reprimand. A reprimand is given privately, and the respondent may not make any statement. A reprimand is deemed administered at the time it is scheduled whether or not the respondent appears as required. Failure to appear after proper notice may be grounds for discipline.

(b) Notice and Review of Contents. Not less than 20 days before the reprimand is to be administered, tThe Association must serve the respondent with notice of the time and place for the reprimand and a copy of the proposed reprimand. Within five days of service of the notice proposed reprimand, the respondent may file a request for review of the content of the proposed reprimand. This request stays the administration of the reprimand. When timely requested, Tthe Disciplinary Board reviews the proposed reprimand in light of the decision or stipulation imposing the reprimand and may take any appropriate action. The Board's action is final and not subject to further review. If no request is received, the content of the reprimand is final, and the reprimand is administered at the time and place set.

Reviser's note: The typographical errors in the above material occurred in the copy filed by the State Supreme Court and appear in the Register pursuant to the requirements of RCW 34.08.040.

Washington State Code Reviser's Office