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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:Assistants - Location of Offices - ExpensesRevised / Effective Date:January 1, 2003

5.07. Assistants - Location of Offices - Expenses

(a) With the approval of this Court, the chief disciplinary counsel may appoint deputy disciplinary counsel, who shall have the same qualifications as the chief disciplinary counsel, who shall serve at the pleasure of the chief disciplinary counsel, and who shall have such powers as may be designated by the chief disciplinary counsel. The chief disciplinary counsel may appoint or employ special representatives to make investigations for the purpose of aiding in the enforcement of Rules 4, 5, 6, and 8.07; may appoint or employ special counsel to prosecute any information, complaint or proceeding instituted or pending before any committee or court; and may employ staff attorneys. The chief disciplinary counsel may also accept the assistance of volunteer attorneys. The chief disciplinary counsel may employ necessary secretarial and clerical assistants.

(b) The chief disciplinary counsel shall select an ethics counsel subject to the approval of the advisory committee. The ethics counsel shall serve as staff to the advisory committee, but shall be attached to the office of chief disciplinary counsel for administrative purposes. The advisory committee may employ necessary support staff for the ethics counsel.

(c) The advisory committee and the chief disciplinary counsel shall maintain such offices as designated by this Court.

(d) All expenses incurred pursuant to this Rule 5 shall be approved by the chief disciplinary counsel and paid out of the Advisory Committee Fund.

(Adopted June 20, 1995, eff. Jan. 1, 1996; Amended September 11, 2002, eff. Jan. 1, 2003.)