The application for voluntary surrender shall be forwarded to the chief disciplinary counsel for report and recommendation.
The report shall be served by the chief disciplinary counsel on the applicant for surrender in the manner provided in Rule 5.18, and the applicant may file with the chief disciplinary counsel within fifteen days of the mailing of the report a written response thereto.
The report, recommendation and response, if any, shall be filed by the chief disciplinary counsel with this Court upon receipt of the response or the expiration of the time for making a response.
The Court shall make a determination whether to accept the surrender on the basis of the application, report, recommendation and response. If the Court accepts the surrender, the lawyer shall be disbarred absent a showing of good cause. If good cause is shown, the Court shall not accept the surrender, but shall dispose of the matter on such terms as are appropriate. Any order accepting the voluntary surrender may set forth conditions for the acceptance and a time within which the applicant may seek reinstatement.
(Adopted June 20, 1995, eff. Jan 1, 1996., Amended June 26, 2007; eff. July 1, 2007)