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(2) For purposes of this Rule:
(A) The term "nonpublic information" includes, but is not limited to, all documents in a
proceeding under these rules other than public orders issued by the Court pursuant to
these rules; and
(B) the term "predecisional or advisory documents" includes, but is not limited to, the
report of the Committee, if any; communications within the Court; and any records of
disclosures described in subsection (f) below.
(b) Public Nature of Sanctions and Orders.
Except where specifically provided otherwise by
these rules, all public discipline will be announced in public orders that will set forth the
rationale for imposing the sanction. See also Rule 5(e).
(c) Request for Release of Nonpublic Information.
Except as provided below, the Clerk will, in
response to a request under this subsection, deny release of nonpublic information.
(1) On request, the practitioner concerned will be mailed a copy of the Court's file, including the
Committee report but not other predecisional or advisory documents.
(2) The Clerk may disclose the pendency, general subject matter, and status of an ongoing
proceeding if:
(A) The practitioner concerned has waived confidentiality, in writing; or
(B) there is an immediate need to notify another person or organization as to some matter
in order to protect the interests of that person or organization other than an interest at
issue in a case pending before the Court.
(3) (A) Subject to the limitations in subparagraphs (B) and (C) below, the Clerk may provide
public and nonpublic documents (but not predecisional or advisory documents) to:
(i) Another federal court to which the practitioner concerned is admitted or has
applied for admission, or a state court or agency authorized to investigate attorney
conduct for admission or discipline; or
(ii) to such other governmental investigative agency as the Court directs in a particular
(B) Except as provided in subparagraph (C) below, before a release of any nonpublic
information under subparagraph (A) above and if the practitioner concerned has not
provided a written waiver of confidentiality, the Clerk will mail a notification to the
practitioner concerned, at his or her last known address, of the request, the identity of