Texas Rules of Disciplinary Procedure Back to Outline

(Tex. R. Disciplinary P., reprinted in Tex. Govt Code Ann,. tit. 2, subtit. G app. (Vernon Supp. 1995)

VIII COMPULSORY DISCIPLINE XII DISABILITY SUSPENSION XVI GRIEVANCE REFERRAL PROGRAM 16.03 Procedure

A. The Commission may refer an eligible Respondent to the program in any disciplinary matter that has reached the Just Cause stage of the process. An eligible Respondent may also be referred to the program after an investigatory
hearing pursuant to Rule 2.12.

B. The Respondent must agree to meet with the program administrator for an assessment of the professionalism issues that contributed to the misconduct.

C. The Respondent must agree in writing to waive any applicable time limits and to complete specific terms and conditions, including restitution if appropriate, by a date certain and to pay for any costs associated with the terms and conditions.

D. If the Respondent agrees to participate and completes the terms in a timely manner, the underlying grievance will be dismissed.

E. If the Respondent does not fully complete the terms of the agreement in a timely manner, the underlying grievance will continue in the ordinary disciplinary process.

F. Generally, a Respondent is eligible to participate in the program one time.

Bluebook Citation

Texas Rules of Disciplinary Procedure. § 16.03, (Texas Center for Legal Ethics, 2023) from https://legalethicstexas.com/resources/rules/texas-rules-of-disciplinary-procedure/procedure-3/ (last visited Jan 30, 2023)