RIGHT TO COUNSEL
The lawyer shall be entitled to retain counsel and to have the assistance of counsel at every stage of these proceedings. The Commission may appoint counsel to represent the lawyer in incapacity proceedings and proceedings to determine whether a lawyer is unable to participate in a disciplinary investigation or assist in the defense of formal proceedings due to a physical or mental condition. See Rule 28(b)(3)(A). After appearing as counsel for a lawyer in a matter under these rules, counsel for the lawyer may only withdraw upon leave of the chair, vice chair, or a panel of the Commission after 10 days notice to disciplinary counsel and the lawyer or, prior to formal charges having been filed, upon stipulation of the lawyer, the withdrawing counsel and disciplinary counsel. Provided, after a matter has been forwarded to the Supreme Court for action, counsel can only withdraw from representation upon leave of the Supreme Court after due notice to the client and disciplinary counsel.
Last amended by Order dated January 28, 2013.