As used in this article:
(a) Action means a lawsuit filed by the OPC in district court alleging Lawyer misconduct or seeking to transfer a Lawyer to disability status.
(b) Bar means the Utah State Bar.
(c) Bar Commission or Commission means the Board of Bar Commissioners of the Utah State Bar.
(d) Chief Disciplinary Counsel means the lawyer the Supreme Court appoints to manage the OPC.
(e) Committee means the Ethics and Discipline Committee of the Supreme Court.
(f) Complainant means either (1) the person who files a Complaint, or (2) the OPC after opening an investigation.
(g) Complaint means any written allegation of Lawyer misconduct or incapacity containing an unsworn declaration as to the accuracy of the information provided.
(h) injury means harm to a client, the public, the legal system, or the profession that results from a lawyers misconduct. The level of injury can range from serious injury to little or no injury; a reference to injury alone indicates any level of injury greater than little or no injury.
(i) intent means the conscious objective or purpose to accomplish a particular result.
(j) knowledge means the conscious awareness of the nature or attendant circumstances of the conduct but without the conscious objective or purpose to accomplish a particular result.
(k) Lawyer includes those licensed to practice law in any jurisdiction of the United States, foreign legal consultants, and licensed paralegal practitioners, insofar as the licensed paralegal practitioner is authorized to practice under Utah Special Practice Rule 14-802, unless provided otherwise.
(l) licensed includes lawyers admitted to the Bar, unless provided otherwise.
(m) negligence means a Lawyers failure to heed a substantial risk that circumstances exist or that a result will follow, which failure is a deviation from the standard of care that a reasonable Lawyer would exercise in the situation.
(n) Notice means the notice the OPC sends to the Respondent after a preliminary investigation, which identifies the possible violation(s) of the Rules of Professional Conduct or Licensed Paralegal Practitioner Rules of Professional Conduct, raised by the Complaint as the OPC has preliminarily determined.
(o) OPC means the Office of Professional Conduct.
(p) OPC Counsel means Chief Disciplinary Counsel, deputy chief disciplinary counsel, and any assistant disciplinary counsel.
(q) Oversight Committee means the committee established in Rule 11-503 to oversee the OPC.
(r) potential injury means the harm to a client, the public, the legal system, or the profession that is reasonably foreseeable at the time of the lawyers misconduct, and which, but for some intervening factor or event, would probably have resulted from the lawyers misconduct.
(s) Respondent means a Lawyer subject to the disciplinary jurisdiction of the Supreme Court against whom a Complaint has been filed or an Action has been initiated.
(t) Rules of Professional Conduct means the rules in Chapter 13 of the Supreme Court Rules of Professional Practice and Licensed Paralegal Practitioner Rules of Professional Conduct means the rules in Chapter 15, article 12 of the Supreme Court Rules of Professional Practice.
(u) Supreme Court means the Utah Supreme Court.