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RULE 9. RULE EXCLUSIVE UPON CONSENT

(a) Any client-applicant for the services of the Board must consent in writing to be bound by a final decision of the Board.  Thereafter, the attorney is also bound.

(b) No application will be accepted from an attorney unless accompanied by the client’s written consent to jurisdiction and consent to be bound by the final decision of the Board.  Thereafter, both parties are bound.

(c) Upon consent of the client-applicant to be bound by the final decision of the Board, exclusive jurisdiction over the fee dispute vests in the Board.

Amended by Order dated September 7, 2007.