Is the Bar complaint process confidential?

All Bar personnel and members of the Committee on Professional Responsibility are charged with maintaining the confidentiality of the Bar complaint process.  This means Bar personnel can neither confirm nor deny the existence of any Bar complaint.  However, this prohibition does not apply to the attorney, the complainant or any other witness.  The confidential nature of the Bar complaint process ends if the attorney makes any public statement, public discipline is imposed or a Formal Complaint is filed.  See Rule 15 of the Rules of Discipline for the Mississippi Bar.