Rule 14-532. Failure to answer charges.

(a) Failure to answer. If having received actual notice of the charges filed, the respondent fails to answer the charges within 20 days, the respondent shall be deemed to have admitted the factual allegations.

(b) Failure to appear. If the respondent, having been ordered by the Committee to appear and having received actual notice of that order, fails to appear, the respondent shall have been deemed to have admitted the factual allegations which were the subject of such appearance. The Committee shall not, absent good cause, continue or delay proceedings because of the respondent's failure to appear.

(c) Notice of consequences. Any notice within the scope of paragraph (a) or (b) above shall expressly state the consequences, as specified above, of the respondent's failure to answer or appear.