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Subject: Rule 5 - Rules Governing the Missouri Bar and the Judiciary - Complaints and Proceedings Thereon Publication / Adopted Date:June 20, 1995
Topic:Chief Disciplinary CounselRevised / Effective Date:September 1, 2001

5.06. Chief Disciplinary Counsel

This Court shall appoint a "Chief Disciplinary Counsel," who shall serve at the pleasure of the Court.

The chief disciplinary counsel shall be a member of The Missouri Bar or become a member within 18 months of the date of appointment.

Before commencing duties as the chief disciplinary counsel, the counsel shall take an oath to support the constitution of the United States and this state and to fairly and impartially perform the counsel's duties.

The counsel shall devote full time to the duties of office and shall not engage in the practice of law, except in the general fulfillment of the counsel's duties.

The chief disciplinary counsel or the counsel's designated assistants shall serve as counsel for the bar in all disciplinary proceedings and shall conduct necessary investigations as provided in this Rule 5.

The compensation of the chief disciplinary counsel shall be fixed by this Court.

(Adopted June 20, 1995, eff. Jan. 1, 1996. Amended Aug. 28, 2001, eff. Sept. 1, 2001.)