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Section/Rule:5.18
Subject: Rule 5 - Rules Governing the Missouri Bar and the Judiciary - Complaints and Proceedings Thereon Publication / Adopted Date:June 20, 1995
Topic:ServiceRevised / Effective Date:April 1, 1996


5.18. Service

When service is required to be made on respondent by this Rule 5, unless otherwise specified, it shall be made by any method provided by Rule 43.01. Service of an information shall be made by any method that will give notice reasonably calculated, under all the circumstances, to apprise the respondent of the pendency of the action and offer the respondent an opportunity to be heard. Such methods include, but are not limited to, service by certified mail, restricted delivery, or service by any method provided by Rule 54. If personal service, service by Rule 54.16, or service by certified mail, restricted delivery, cannot be obtained, the information may be served by first class mail to respondent at the address designated by respondent in the most recent registration with, or change address notification to, The Missouri Bar or, if such address is not available, to the address furnished by respondent to the client whose complaint is the basis for the charges or, if such address is not available, to the last known office or residence address of respondent. No further service need be attempted; however, additional notice to the respondent may be attempted in the discretion of the chief disciplinary counsel.

(Adopted June 20, 1995, eff. Jan. 1, 1996. Amended March 12, 1996, eff. April 1, 1996.)