Rule 25. Complaint Preparation.

 (A)  When the Board receives information that a Judicial Officer may be subject to sanction pursuant to PA. CONST. Art. V, §  18, the Board shall refer the matter to Chief Counsel.

   (1)  When the Board receives information from a named individual, Board Counsel shall obtain a written, verified complaint from each individual containing:

     (a)   the allegations upon which the complaint is based;

     (b)   the complainant’s name and address;

     (c)   the name of the Judicial Officer against whom the complaint is made;

     (d)   if applicable, the name of the court and the term and/or number of the proceedings during which the complaint arose;

     (e)   the name and address of the complainant’s lawyer, if any.

   (2)  When the Board receives information from any other source, if Chief Counsel concludes that the matter should be investigated, Chief Counsel shall prepare a written complaint and notify the Board at its next periodic meeting.



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