Upon completion of a formal disciplinary hearing, a written report is prepared by the hearing committee or officer for review by the Disciplinary Board. The hearing committee or officer cannot impose discipline, it only makes recommendations to the Disciplinary Board.
The Disciplinary Board, on review of the hearing committee/officer’s report, may follow the recommendations of the report, or may elect lesser or more severe sanctions. The Disciplinary Board can impose a formal admonition, or a private or public reprimand upon the attorney with the consent of the respondent, in which event the case will end there. Like an admonition, a reprimand remains on the attorney's record and may be taken into account should a future Rule violation occur. If the Disciplinary Board determines that a more severe sanction is warranted, it will make its recommendations and those recommendations, along with the hearing committee/officer’s report, is forwarded to the Supreme Court for final determination.