Can I appeal a decision of the Committee on Professional Responsibility?

An attorney who has received discipline has 20 days to request in writing that a formal disciplinary proceeding be initiated.  If the appeal is timely made the discipline imposed will be vacated and General Counsel will file a Formal Complaint. See Rule 7(c) of the Rules of Discipline for the Mississippi Bar. A Formal Complaint is public record and a de novo proceeding.