27 NCAC 01B .0207          CONFLICTS OF INTEREST

(a)  No district grievance committee shall investigate or consider a grievance which alleges misconduct by any current member of the committee.  If a file is referred to the committee by the State Bar or is initiated locally which alleges misconduct by a member of the district grievance committee, the file will be sent to the State Bar for investigation and handling within 10 working days after receipt of the grievance.

(b)  A member of a district grievance committee shall not investigate or participate in deliberations concerning any of the following matters:

(1)           alleged misconduct of an attorney who works in the same law firm or office with the committee member;

(2)           alleged misconduct of a relative of the committee member;

(3)           a grievance involving facts concerning which the committee member or a partner or associate in the committee member's law firm acted as an attorney.


History Note:        Authority G.S. 84‑23;

Readopted Eff. December 8, 1994.