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Rule 11-510. Ethics and DisciplineCommittee composition.

(a) Composition.The Supreme Court appoints the Committee members. The Committee consists of aminimum of four to a maximum of eight public members and a minimum of 21 to amaximum of 25 Lawyers who have demonstrated a high standard of professionalconduct. All appointments are for a term of three years with no Committeemember serving more than two consecutive terms unless appointed as a chair orvice chair of the Committee. The Supreme Court designates one Lawyer member asCommittee chair and three to four Lawyer members as Committee vice chairs.

(b) Committee chair. The Committee chairsupervises the Committee and screening panels. The chair is responsible for:

(1) maintaining anadequate check on the screening panels? work to ensure that matters moveforward expeditiously;

(2) determining thatscreening panels have a uniform basis for the judgments rendered;

(3) providing thescreening panels with information concerning ethics and judicial decisionsnecessary to their activities; and

(4) making recommendationsto the Supreme Court concerning appointments to and removals from the screeningpanels and reports concerning screening panel activities and the overall workof the Committee.

(c) Vice chairs. The Committee vice chairs willact if the chair is absent or resigns. In such event, a vice chair will becomethe chair. The chair may call upon any vice chair to assist in any of theCommittee chair?s duties.

(d) Removal. The Committee chair may recommendremoval of a Committee member by notifying the Supreme Court of therecommendation of removal and reasons for the recommendation. The removal iseffective when the Supreme Court accepts the recommendation.

Effective December31, 2021