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RULE 18. CONFLICTS OF INTEREST

In case of a conflict of interest or disqualification of a circuit chair and vice-chair after disqualification of a circuit chair in a given case, the chair of the Executive Council shall then act as the circuit chair in that specific instance.

In case the chair of the Executive Council has a conflict of interest or is disqualified, the member of the Executive Council next senior in years of active practice in this state shall act as Executive Council chair in that specific instance.

In extraordinary cases where members of the circuit panel are disqualified for any reason, either voluntarily or involuntarily, in a specific dispute, and there do not remain enough members of the circuit panel to comprise the hearing panel, the chair of the Executive Council, or, in the event of the disqualification of the chair of the Executive Council, the President shall appoint the requisite number of members from the Board to the hearing panel.

Likewise, should any member of the circuit panel in a judicial circuit fail or refuse to discharge the duties of a member of the Board, the chair of the Executive Council shall appoint a substitute member from members of the Board.

Amended by Order dated September 7, 2007.