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Section/Rule:5.315
Subject: Rule 5 - Rules Governing the Missouri Bar and the Judiciary - Complaints and Proceedings Thereon Publication / Adopted Date:May 26, 2000
Topic:Immunity and PrivilegesRevised / Effective Date:January 1, 2012


5.315. Immunity and Privileges

(a) Communications submitted to the advisory committee, chief disciplinary counsel, regional disciplinary committees, disciplinary hearing panels, or the staffs of any of these entities relating to lawyer misconduct or disability are absolutely privileged if submitted in good faith. No lawsuit predicated on such communications may be instituted.

(b) All complainants and all witnesses are immune from suit for any testimony given in the course of any proceeding under this Rule 5.

(c) The advisory committee, chief disciplinary counsel, regional disciplinary committees, disciplinary hearing panels, trustees appointed pursuant to Rule 5.26, their staffs and representatives are immune from suit for any conduct in the course of their official duties.

(Adopted June 20, 1995, eff. Jan 1, 1996. Amended October 25, 2011, effective January 1, 2012.)