Adjunct Disciplinary Counsel Panel
The Adjunct Disciplinary Counsel (ADC) Panel is established by Rule for Enforcement of Lawyer Conduct (ELC) 2.9. Under ELC 5.3(c), disciplinary counsel may assign a grievance to an ADC for investigation under the supervision of the Office of Disciplinary Counsel. In addition, members of the ADC Panel may be called upon to serve as volunteers in the discipline system in a variety of other capacities, such as:
Note: The Adjunct Disciplinary Counsel Panel was formerly known as the Adjunct Investigative Counsel Panel.
The Panel is appointed by the Board of Governors upon the recommendation of the Chief Disciplinary Counsel. ELC 2.9(b). To be considered, an applicant must meet the required qualifications of ELC 2.9(b): An ADC must be an active member of the WSBA with at least seven years as an active member or judicial member and have no record of disciplinary action. In appointing ADCs, the Board considers diversity in gender, ethnicity, disability status, sexual orientation, geography, area of practice, and practice experience. ELC 2.2(e). Each ADC is appointed to a five-year term and may be reappointed.
Thea Jennings, Staff Liaison
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