October 2019 Bar Bulletin
By Anne Seidel
It’s certainly no treat to have a bar grievance filed against you. Here are some tricks and tips that may make the process a little easier for you.
Review your file and other documents before submitting a response. The advice in law school to “prepare, prepare, prepare” is never more important than when you’re responding to a grievance. All too often, busy lawyers don’t take grievances seriously enough and dash off a response that they assume will make the grievance go away. While sometimes that works, a hastily drafted response can cause problems.
If the Office of Disciplinary Counsel (ODC) decides to...