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RULE 16. VOLUNTARY TERMINATION

Prior to the final decision of the Board, the party who initiated the process may terminate the process.  Termination of the process takes effect upon receipt in the Bar office of written acknowledgement from the initiating party.

This written acknowledgement of withdrawal will have the effect of ending the availability of the procedure with prejudice to the initiating party as to that dispute so that a party who initially filed an application with the Board may not make a second filing on the same dispute after withdrawing the first filing.  Should that party fail to make a written acknowledgement of the withdrawal, the Board shall proceed to resolve the matter without delay.

Nothing herein is to be construed as limiting a party from filing an amended or supplemental form pertaining to the dispute, if requested or if needed, under such conditions as the hearing panel may provide or as may be established by the Executive Council.

Last Amended by Order dated September 7, 2007.