At any time, the judge and the board may enter into an agreement in which the judge admits to any or all of the charges or allegations of disability in exchange for a stated disposition or recommended disposition. Entry into the agreement shall stay the proceedings of a panel. The agreement shall set forth:
(1) a statement of the facts;
(2) the allegations to which the judge is admitting; and
(3) the agreed-upon disposition.
If the agreed-upon disposition is one the board is authorized to impose under Rule 6(f)(4) or (5), proceedings before the hearing panel shall terminate, and the board shall impose the disposition. If the agreed-upon disposition is one the board is not authorized to impose, the agreement shall be submitted to the Supreme Court. The Court shall enter an order implementing or rejecting the agreement. If the stated disposition is rejected by the Supreme Court, the agreement may be withdrawn but the facts admitted to in the agreement can be used against the judge in such further proceedings as the Court may direct.
(Added effective July 1, 2009; amended effective July 1, 2016.)