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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 19-722
(a) Order. Upon the filing of a Petition for Disciplinary or Remedial Action, the Supreme Court may enter an order designating (1) a judge of any circuit court to hear the action, and (2) the clerk responsible for maintaining the record. The order of designation shall require the judge, not later than 15 days after the date on which an answer is due, and after consultation with Bar Counsel and the attorney, to enter a scheduling order. The scheduling order shall set dates for the completion of discovery, designation of experts, the filing of motions, and a hearing on the petition. Subject to Rule 19-727 (a) and (e) and for good cause, the judge may amend the scheduling order.
(b) Transmittal of the Record; Summons.
(1) Transmittal of the Record. Upon entry of an order under section (a) of this Rule, the clerk of the Supreme Court shall send an electronic copy of the order to Bar Counsel and transmit the file to the designated clerk of the circuit court.
(2) Summons. Upon receipt of the record from the Supreme Court, the clerk of the circuit court shall issue forthwith a summons for the respondent and shall deliver it, together with a copy of each paper filed, including the order entered under subsection (a)(1) of this Rule, to Bar Counsel for service on the attorney.
(c) Motion to Amend Order Designating Judge. Within 15 days after the respondent has been served, either party may file a motion in accordance with Rule 8-431 requesting that the Supreme Court designate another judge. The motion shall not stay the time for filing an answer to the petition.
Source: This Rule is in part derived from former Rule 16-752 (2016) and is in part new.


[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 19-722, MD R ATTORNEYS Rule 19-722
Current with amendments received through December 1, 2023. Some sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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