The Clerk may appeal any recommendation for removal or suspension without pay imposed by the Committee to the Supreme Judicial Court within ten days of receiving the decision of the Committee. An appeal shall stay any suspension imposed by the Committee unless the Supreme Judicial Court determines otherwise. If a suspension is fewer than three days, the appeal shall be requested in a writing directed to the Chief Justice of the Supreme Judicial Court and will consist of a review of the record of the Committee's proceedings by the Justices of the Supreme Judicial Court in their administrative capacity. If a suspension is three or more days, the matter shall be filed in the Office of the Clerk for the Commonwealth and proceed in such manner as the Court may direct. The decision of the Justices shall be public. The Clerk may not appeal to the Supreme Judicial Court from any discipline imposed by the Committee that does not include a suspension without payor a recommendation for removal.
Effective March 23, 2015.