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(c) Conviction of Any Other Crime.
(1) After receiving evidence (as described in subsection (a) above) that a practitioner has been
convicted of a misdemeanor, the Clerk will refer the matter to the Chief Judge. If the Chief
Judge determines that themisconduct maypotentiallyaffect the professional character of the
practitioner concerned, the Chief Judge will direct the Clerk to refer the matter to a Panel for
consideration. Otherwise, the Chief Judge will direct the Clerk to close the matter and notify
the practitioner concerned.
(2) The Panel will:
(A) Issue an order directing the practitioner concerned to show cause why the Court should
not consider disciplinaryaction for themisdemeanor conviction(s) concerned and, after
receipt of a show-cause response or the expiration of the time for filing such a
response, proceed under subparagraph (B), (C), or (D) below, but, prior to taking any
of these actions, the Panel may refer the matter to the Committee for action under Rule
2; or
(B) proceed under subsection (b)(2) above as in the case of a "serious crime," but, prior to
taking any action thereunder, the Panel may direct the Clerk to issue an order imposing
an immediate nondisciplinary suspension in accordance with the same process
provided for in subsection (b)(1)(A), (B), and (C) above; or
(C) suspend action if there is reason to believe that another disciplinary authority is
considering the imposition of discipline on the practitioner for the misdemeanors and,
if another disciplinary authority imposes discipline on the practitioner for the
misdemeanors, direct the Clerk to proceed under subsection (d) below, regarding
reciprocal discipline; or
(D) direct the Clerk to take no further action and close the case.
(d) Reciprocal Discipline.
(1) After receiving evidence that a practitioner has been disciplined for misconduct (including
disbarment on consent), or resigned while under investigation for professional misconduct,
by another court or governmental entity, the Clerk will:
(A) Mail to the practitioner concerned a copy of these rules and a copy of the evidence
received (unless the practitioner was the source of the evidence received by the Court);
and
(B) where disbarment or suspension was imposed or the practitioner concerned resigned
while under investigation for professional misconduct, issue an order imposing on the
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