Supreme Court Rules
Rule 5 - Rules Governing the Missouri Bar and the Judiciary - Complaints and Proceedings Thereon
Publication / Adopted Date:
June 20, 1995
Request for Review by Complainant
Revised / Effective Date:
July 1, 2009
5.12. Request for Review by Complainant
(a) If the chief disciplinary counsel or a regional disciplinary committee finds after investigation that there is no probable cause to believe that the lawyer has violated Rule 4, the complainant shall be so notified in writing within 10 days of the determination.
(b) The complainant may seek review of the chief disciplinary counsel or regional disciplinary committee’s determination by filing a request for review with the advisory committee. The request shall be filed within 30 days of the date of the mailing of the notice by the chief disciplinary counsel or the regional disciplinary committee.
(c) If the advisory committee finds a substantial need for further investigation or analysis, it may assign the complaint to:
(1) The chief disciplinary counsel, if the chief disciplinary counsel did not make the initial determination; or
(2) A regional disciplinary committee that did not conduct the initial investigation.
If the advisory committee assigns the complaint to the chief disciplinary counsel, the chief disciplinary counsel may accept the assignment or assign the complaint to a regional disciplinary committee that did not conduct the initial investigation.
(d) If the advisory committee does not find a substantial need for further investigation or analysis, it shall notify the complainant of its findings.
(Adopted June 20, 1995, eff. Jan. 1, 1996.)
(Amended Feb. 13, 1998, eff. Mar. 1, 1998. Amended May 12, 2009, eff. July 1, 2009.)