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RULE 19-607. DISHONORED CHECKS

West's Annotated Code of MarylandMaryland Rules

West's Annotated Code of Maryland
Maryland Rules
Title 19. Attorneys
Chapter 600. Client Protection Fund
MD Rules Attorneys, Rule 19-607
RULE 19-607. DISHONORED CHECKS
(a) Notice by Treasurer. If a check to the Fund is dishonored, the treasurer of the Fund shall notify the attorney immediately by the quickest available means.
(b) Duty of Attorney. Within seven business days following the date of the notice, the attorney shall pay to the treasurer of the Fund the full amount of the dishonored check plus any additional charge that the trustees shall prescribe. Payment shall be by certified check or money order.
(c) Temporary Suspension Order.
(1) Notice by Treasurer. The treasurer of the Fund promptly (but not more often than once each calendar quarter) shall submit to the Court of Appeals a proposed interim Temporary Suspension Order stating the name and account number of each attorney who remains in default of payment for a dishonored check and related charges.
(2) Entry and Service of Order. The Court of Appeals shall enter an Interim Temporary Suspension Order prohibiting the practice of law in the State by each attorney as to whom the Court is satisfied that the treasurer has made reasonable efforts to give notice concerning the dishonored check. The treasurer shall mail by first class mail a copy of the interim Temporary Suspension Order to each attorney named in the order at the attorney's last address as it appears on the records of the trustees. The mailing by the treasurer of the copy constitutes service of the order on the attorney.
(d) Payment; Termination or Replacement of Interim Order.
(1) Procedure Upon Payment. Upon payment of the full amount due by the attorney, the trustees and the Court shall follow the procedure set forth in Rule 19-605 (a)(4).
(2) If No Payment. If the full amount due is not paid by the time the Court enters its next Temporary Suspension Order under Rule 19-606 and, as a result, the attorney is included in that order, the interim order shall terminate and be replaced by the Temporary Suspension Order.
Source: This Rule is derived from former Rule 16-811.7 (2016).

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[Adopted June 6, 2016, eff. July 1, 2016.]
MD R Attorneys, Rule 19-607, MD R ATTORNEYS Rule 19-607
Current with amendments received through May 15, 2022. Some sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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