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APPENDIX B

FORMAT FOR SUBMISSION OF A COMPLAINT

TO:

Chair, National Ethics Council

The American Institute of Architects

1735 New York Avenue, NW

Washington, DC 20006

1. COMPLAINT DATE

[date Complaint is sent to National Ethics Council]

2. COMPLAINANT(S)

(submitter of Complaint)

[Name]

[Street address]

[City], [State] [Zip]

[Telephone number]

[E-mail address]

[Local AIA Chapter, if any]

3. COMPLAINANT’S

ADVISOR OR

COUNSEL

(optional)

[Name] [Capacity: Advisor or Counsel (if member of Bar)]

[Street address]

[City], [State] [Zip]

[Telephone number]

[E-mail address]

Complainant acknowledges that all acts and representations by this advisor or counsel will be taken as acts or representations of the Complainant.

4. COMPLAINANT’S

CONTACT

(choose only one)

[Complainant / Advisor / Counsel]

All correspondence with regard to this matter will be sent to this person.

5. RESPONDENT(S)

(subject of Complaint)

[Name(s) of Member charged] [AIA, FAIA, Assoc. AIA, etc.]

[Street address]

[City], [State] [Zip]

[Telephone number]

[E-mail address]

6. RULE(S) VIOLATED

(no Canons or Ethical Standards)

(provide Chronological Narrative as Item 13 below)

Rule

Violated*

Last Violation Date

Time Elapsed Until Complaint** (days between Last Violation Date and Complaint Date)

[Rule number]

[last possible date of violation]

[number of elapsed days]

[Rule number]

[last possible date of violation]

[number of elapsed days]

[Rule number]

[last possible date of violation]

[number of elapsed days]

[Rule number]

[last possible date of violation]

[number of elapsed days]

 

* If claiming a violation regarding responsibility claimed or credit due for projects or other work, complete Appendix D and file the required information with this Complaint.

 

** If this number exceeds 365 days, Complaint is considered delayed and may not be heard. Litigation or licensing proceedings may not be good cause for delay. Explain any mitigating cause for delay: [insert response here]

7. KNOWLEDGEABLE PARTIES

[insert or attach list of all persons with knowledge of the matter]

8. SUPPORTING DOCUMENTS

[insert or attach list of exhibits, identified by number or letter]

9. OTHER FILINGS

There [is / is not] (indicate only one) currently pending civil litigation or an administrative (Licensing Board) proceeding concerning the subject matter of this Complaint. If yes, give details and describe the schedule for resolution.

[insert description here]

10. CONFIDENTIALITY

Complainant agrees to avoid public disclosure and discussion of this Complaint, the parties involved, and the issues under consideration. The Complainant may contact persons with knowledge of the matter, who are potential witnesses, or who might otherwise have information relevant to allegations in a complaint

11. RELEASE AND WAIVER

The undersigned hereby gives consent to The American Institute of Architects, its officers, directors, committee members, staff, members of the National Ethics Council, or other members (“hereafter AIA”) for the disclosure of the Complaint and all other submissions by or on behalf of Complainant to: (1) the Respondent(s) named in the Complaint and any counsel or advisor designated by Respondent(s); (2) the AIA directors, officers, committee members, and staff whose access to the submissions is necessary for the resolution of the proceeding; and (3) the membership and the public generally in the event a Respondent is found in violation of the Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct and a nonconfidential sanction is imposed.

THE UNDERSIGNED, INDIVIDUALLY AND ON BEHALF OF ANY FIRM OF WHICH THE UNDERSIGNED IS AN OWNER OR MANAGER, AGREES TO RELEASE AND WAIVE AND AGREES NOT TO SUE THE AIA FOR ANY DAMAGES RESULTING OR ALLEGED TO RESULT FROM THE FILING OF THIS COMPLAINT, INCLUDING AIA'S RECEIPT, REVIEW, AND ANY ACTION THEREON, INCLUDING PUBLIC DISCLOSURE OF ITS CONTENTS.

   

12. COMPLAINANT’S SIGNATURE

_________________________________________

 

Signature of Complainant

 

_________________________________________

 

Printed or Typed Name of Complainant

 

_________________________________________

 

Date

   
   
   

13. CHRONOLOGICAL NARRATIVE

(proceed date-by-date through events and expand as necessary)

Date

Event

(state the facts of what occurred)

Related Rule(s)

(when applicable)

Supporting Exhibit(s)

(when applicable)

 

[date]

[text]

[Rule No.]

[Exhibit No.]

 

[date]

[text]

[Rule No.]

[Exhibit No.]

[date]

[text]

[Rule No.]

[Exhibit No.]

[date]

[text]

[Rule No.]

[Exhibit No.]

[date]

[text]

[Rule No.]

[Exhibit No.]

[date]

[text]

[Rule No.]

[Exhibit No.]

   
   
 

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