Under any of the following circumstances, the member concerned of the CPBDC or the CPBDRC shall withdraw on his/her own accord and refrain from participating in any examination, discussion, or decision-making proceedings concerning a certified public bookkeeper subject to disciplinary action, where such member:
1.is or once was a spouse, relative by blood within the fourth degree, or relative by marriage within the third degree, of such certified public bookkeeper;
2.of whom the spouse or ex-spouse is connected to the pending case at issue, as a joint creditor or a joint obligator with such certified public bookkeeper;
3.is engaged to be married to such certified public bookkeeper;
4.is or once was an agent or an assistant of such certified public bookkeeper;
5.is or once was a private prosecutor, complainant, informant, witness, advocate or expert witness in a lawsuit to which such certified public bookkeeper is/was a party; or
6.such certified public bookkeeper is serving as a certified public bookkeeper in the same certified public bookkeepers'' firm as such member, or acts/acted as the predecessor/successor certified public bookkeeper in the disciplinary case at issue.
Under either of the following circumstances, the CPBDC and the CPBDRC may request a member involved to withdraw himself/herself from taking part in the examinations, discussions, or decision-making proceedings of any case concerned:
1.where such member has failed to withdraw of his/her own accord under any of the circumstances set forth in Articles 5.1 to 5.6 above; or
2.where it is reasonable to believe that the member involved may become prejudiced in performing his/her functional duties under any circumstance other than the circumstances set forth in Articles 5.1 to 5.6 above.