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RULE 19-724. ANSWER

West's Annotated Code of MarylandMaryland RulesEffective: April 1, 2023

West's Annotated Code of Maryland
Maryland Rules
Title 19. Attorneys
Chapter 700. Discipline, Inactive Status, Resignation
Proceedings on Petition for Disciplinary or Remedial Action [Rules 19-721 to 19-729]
Effective: April 1, 2023
MD Rules Attorneys, Rule 19-724
RULE 19-724. ANSWER
(a) Timing. The attorney shall file with the designated clerk and serve on Bar Counsel an answer to the petition:
(1) within 15 days after service; or
(2) by such other time specified by the Supreme Court.
(b) Content and Scope.
(1) Generally. Defenses and objections to the petition, including insufficiency of service, shall be stated in the answer and not by preliminary motion.
(2) Limited Scope. It is not a defense or ground for objection to a petition that procedural defects may have occurred during disciplinary or remedial proceedings prior to the filing of the petition.
(c) Failure to Answer. If the time for filing an answer has expired and the attorney has failed to file an answer in accordance with section (a) of this Rule, the court shall treat the failure as a default, and the provisions of Rule 2-613 shall apply.
Source: This Rule is derived from former Rule 16-754 (2016).

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[Adopted June 6, 2016, eff. July 1, 2016. Amended July 9, 2021, eff. Oct. 1, 2021; April 21, 2023, eff. nunc pro tunc April 1, 2023.]
MD R Attorneys, Rule 19-724, MD R ATTORNEYS Rule 19-724
Current with amendments received through December 1, 2023. Some sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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