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The Complete Idiot's Guide® To Lawsuits by Victoria E. Green

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“Grieving” Your Lawyer

Along with, or even instead of, malpractice claims, you may want to complain to the state attorney licensing board, sometimes called the “state bar,” about your attorney’s behavior. This is called “grieving” your attorney, and the complaint you file is called a “grievance.” (See Appendix B for websites for your state’s attorney complaint process.) The grievance process is handled by a state organization called an attorney disciplinary board or an attorney grievance commission. Whatever it’s called, it has the power to force attorneys to respond to client complaints and to punish attorneys who have violated the rules of ethics.
It’s important to know that grievances are entirely separate from malpractice, and that you ...

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