Adjunct Investigative Counsel Panel
The Adjunct Investigative Counsel (AIC) Panel is established by Rule for Enforcement of Lawyer Conduct (ELC) 2.9. Under ELC 5.3(b), disciplinary counsel may assign a grievance to an AIC for investigation under the supervision of the Office of Disciplinary Counsel. In addition, members of the AIC Panel may be called upon to serve as volunteers in the discipline system in a variety of other capacities, such as:
Note: The Adjunct Investigative Counsel Panel was formerly known as the Special Disciplinary Counsel Panel.
The Panel is appointed by the Board of Governors, in consultation with the Chief Disciplinary Counsel. ELC 2.9(b). To be considered, an applicant must meet the required qualifications of ELC 2.9(b): An AIC must be an active member of the WSBA with at least seven years as an active member or judicial member, have no record of disciplinary misconduct, and be in good standing. In appointing AICs, the Board should consider diversity in gender, ethnicity, geography, and practice experience. ELC 2.9(b). Each AIC is appointed to a five-year term and may be reappointed.
Cynthia A. Jacques, Staff Liaisoncindyj@wsba.org
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