Misc. Docket No. 14-9022 ORDERED that: 1. By order dated October 14, 2013, in Misc. Docket No. 13-9150, the Court approved amendments to Texas Rules of Disciplinary Procedure 1.06 and 15.06 and the Commission for Lawyer Discipline’s Internal Operating Procedure 13, effective November 1, 2013. That order is corrected by amending Texas Rule of Disciplinary Procedure 15.06 as follows, effective immediately. 2. The Clerk is directed to: a. file a copy of this order with the Secretary of State; b. cause a copy of this order to be mailed to each registered member of the State Bar of Texas by publication in the Texas Bar Journal; c. send a copy of this order to each elected member of the Legislature; and d. submit a copy of the order for publication in the Texas Register. Dated: January 15, 2014 Nathan L. Hecht, Chief Justice Paul W. Green, Justice Phil Johnson, Justice Don R. Willett, Justice Eva M. Guzman, Justice Debra H. Lehrmann, Justice Jeffrey S. Boyd, Justice John P. Devine, Justice Jeffrey V. Brown, Justice Amendments to Rule 15.06, Texas Rules of Disciplinary Procedure 15.06. Limitations; General Rule and Exceptions A. General Rule: No attorney may be disciplined for Professional Misconduct that occurred more than four years before the date on which a Grievance alleging the Professional Misconduct is received by the Chief Disciplinary Counsel. B. Exception: Compulsory Discipline: The general rule does not apply to a Disciplinary Action seeking compulsory discipline under Part VIII. C. Exception: Alleged Violation of the Disclosure Rule: A prosecutor may be disciplined for a violation of Rule 3.09(d), Texas Disciplinary Rules of Professional Conduct, that occurred in a prosecution that resulted in the wrongful imprisonment of a person if a Grievance alleging the violation is received by the Chief Disciplinary Counsel within four years after the date on which the Wrongfully Imprisoned Person was released from a Penal Institution. D. Effect of Fraudulent or Concealment: If the doctrine of fraudulent concealment is successfully invoked Where fraud or concealment is involved, the time periods stated in this rule do not begin to run until the Complainant discovered, or in the exercise of reasonable diligence should have discovered, the Professional Misconduct.
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