FAILURE TO ANSWER; FAILURE TO APPEAR
(a) Failure to Answer. Failure to answer the formal charges shall constitute an admission of the factual allegations.
(b) Failure to Appear. If the respondent should fail to appear when specifically so ordered by the hearing panel or the Supreme Court, the respondent shall be deemed to have admitted the factual allegations which were to be the subject of such appearance and to have conceded the merits of any motion or recommendations to be considered at such appearance. Absent good cause, the hearing panel or Supreme Court shall not continue or delay proceedings because of the respondent's failure to appear. A willful failure to appear before a hearing panel or the Supreme Court may be punished as a contempt of the Supreme Court.