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Subject: Rule 5 - Rules Governing the Missouri Bar and the Judiciary - Complaints and Proceedings Thereon Publication / Adopted Date:November 26, 2002
Topic:Conditional DisciplineRevised / Effective Date:January 1, 2013

5.225 Conditional Discipline

(a) Eligibility. (b) Conditions.
(c) Costs. The lawyer is responsible for all costs related to meeting the requirements of a reprimand and conditions of probation including, but not limited to, evaluation, training, treatment, and supervision. Failure to pay these costs prior to termination of probation shall constitute a violation of probation. (d) Monitoring Probation. The chief disciplinary counsel shall monitor the lawyer's compliance with the conditions of probation. The chief disciplinary counsel shall determine all reporting requirements unless the Court designates otherwise. When appropriate, the chief disciplinary counsel may designate a portion of the monitoring role to the intervention committee, a regional disciplinary committee, or may contract with people or entities to assist with monitoring the lawyer. In cases in which the chief disciplinary counsel has delegated some or all of the monitoring responsibility, additional reports regarding the progress of the lawyer shall be submitted by the monitor to the chief disciplinary counsel. (e) Public Notice. Notice shall be given of a lawyer reprimanded with requirements or placed on probation in the same manner as notice is given of other discipline. (f) Violations. (g) Termination of Probation. Not more than 30 days and not fewer than 15 days prior to the expiration of the period of probation, the lawyer may file with this Court an application for an order of successful completion of the probation.
(h) Independent Charges.
(i) Reinstatement on Probation. Probation may be imposed by the Court as a condition of reinstatement after suspension or disbarment.

(Adopted November 26, 2002, eff. Jan 1, 2003. Amended May 31, 2012, eff. Jan. 1, 2013.)