Ethics Violations

 

You are entitled to report your lawyer in the case of any ethics violations. You should report your lawyer to the Lawyer Disciplinary Counsel in your state. Provide the Counsel with a complete description of the events. In most cases, the information you share will remain confidential.


Ethics include:

 

Once you have filed your complaint, your lawyer will be informed about the charges against him, and he will have to explain his conduct to the disciplinary committee. Based on his explanation, the committee will decide whether he is guilty or not. If the charges are serious enough, the lawyer will face suspension from the bar association. If not, he’ll be let off with a warning.


It is important to understand that disciplinary action will not help you to retrieve your money if your lawyer misappropriated funds. It will only punish the guilty lawyer. It is beyond the committee’s ability to help you reclaim your lost money.