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.0207 Conflicts of Interest

(a) No district grievance committee shall investigate or consider a grievance which alleges misconduct by any current member of the committee. If a file is referred to the committee by the State Bar or is initiated locally which alleges misconduct by a member of the district grievance committee, the file will be sent to the State Bar for investigation and handling within 10 working days after receipt of the grievance.

(b) A member of a district grievance committee shall not investigate or participate in deliberations concerning any of the following matters:

(1) alleged misconduct of an attorney who works in the same law firm or office with the committee member;

(2) alleged misconduct of a relative of the committee member;

(3) a grievance involving facts concerning which the committee member or a partner or associate in the committee member's law firm acted as an attorney.

History Note: Statutory Authority G.S. 84-23

Readopted Effective December 8, 1994

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