Case 1:18-mc-91490-FDS Document 4-1 Filed 11/19/18 Page 1 of 2
Rule 83.6.9 RECIPROCAL DISCIPLINE
(a) Generally. When an attorney who is a member of the bar of this district or who is permitted to practice in this court has been disbarred or suspended in any other jurisdiction, the attorney may be subject to reciprocal discipline as set forth below.
(b) Notice and Show-Cause Order. Upon the filing of a certified copy of a judgment, order, or other official record demonstrating that the attorney has been disciplined by another court, this court shall promptly issue a notice to the attorney with the following:
(1) a copy of the judgment or order or other official record; and
(2) an order to show cause, within 28 days after service of the order, why this court should not impose the identical discipline.
(c) Disciplinary Action or Referral. If the attorney fails to respond within the 28-day period, or does not contest the matter, this court shall impose the identical discipline imposed by the other court. If the attorney responds within that period and contests the matter, the matter shall be referred to the presiding judge in accordance with Local Rule 83.6.5(c) for further review and action.
(d) Effect of Stay. In the event the action imposed in the other jurisdiction has been stayed there, any reciprocal action taken by this court shall be deferred until such stay expires.
(e) Effect of Decision by Other Court.
(1) If, with respect to the action taken by the other court, the presiding judge finds:
(A) that the procedure was so lacking in notice or opportunity to be heard as to constitute a deprivation of due process;
(B) that there was such an infirmity of proof establishing the misconduct as to give rise to the clear conviction that this court could not, consistent with its duty, accept as final the other court's conclusion on that subject;
(C) that the imposition of substantially similar discipline or the making of the same finding by this court would result in grave injustice; or
(D) that the conduct at issue is deemed by the presiding judge to warrant substantially different disciplinary action,
the presiding judge may enter such other orders as he or she deems appropriate under the circumstances.