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RULE 17. HEARING PANEL

Upon conclusion of the panel hearing, the hearing panel members shall forthwith proceed to reach a decision and shall, within fifteen (15) days of the hearing, issue a written decision, including a factual statement of the controversy and the reasons for the decision reached.  A decision of the majority of the hearing panel shall constitute a final decision of the Board.  The written decision shall be filed with the Bar, and a copy sent to the circuit chair and each party to the dispute by first class mail, with proper postage affixed, or by email, provided the parties have consented to service by email in accordance with Rule 10.  Service by mail is complete upon mailing.

Last Amended by Order dated September 7, 2007.