LR83.18. Transfer to Inactive Status
(a) Automatic Transfer. When a member of the general bar of this Court is transferred to inactive status by the highest court of any state of the United States or the District of Columbia, the order transferring the attorney to inactive status shall stand as the order transferring the attorney to inactive status in this Court.Upon being made aware of any order that would automatically transfer a member of the general bar to inactive status, the clerk shall promptly notify the attorney of the provisions of this rule. The notice will also indicate the order upon which automatic transfer to inactive status is being based.
Within 21 days of the mailing of the notice by the clerk, the attorney subject to automatic transfer to inactive status may file a motion with the Executive Committee requesting that the automatic transfer not take place. The motion shall indicate the reasons for the request.
(b) Motion for Transfer. An attorney may, in the absence of disciplinary proceedings, file a motion with the Executive Committee requesting transfer to inactive status. The Committee may appoint the United States attorney or any other attorney to conduct an investigation and make recommendations to the Committee as to whether the motion should be granted.
(c) Practice of Law Prohibited. An attorney who has been transferred to inactive status may not engage in the practice of law before this Court until restored to active status.
(d) Automatic Reinstatement. When an attorney has been transferred to inactive status by the highest court of any state of the United States or the District of Columbia solely for nonpayment of registration fees and has been reinstated upon payment of registration fees, that attorney will automatically be reinstated to the roll of attorneys of this Court upon receipt of notification by the clerk of that court.
(e) Reinstatement. An attorney who has been transferred to inactive status may file a petition for reinstatement with the Executive Committee. Unless the motion to reinstate is granted by the Committee, the attorney shall be granted a hearing.
(f) Disciplinary Proceedings. Disciplinary proceedings may be commenced against an attorney in inactive status. If a disciplinary proceeding is pending against an attorney at the time the attorney is transferred to inactive status, the Executive Committee shall determine whether the disciplinary proceeding is to proceed or is to be held in abeyance until further order of the Committee.