Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Florida Bar Association

Professional Ethics/Board Review Elizabeth Tarbert
Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Terry Hill

Elder Law Arlee Colman

Rules of (Court) Procedure: Probate: Craig Shaw

If you are not a member of The Florida Bar and wish to file a complaint against your attorney, you may download a consumer pamphlet "Complaint Against A Florida Lawyer" which contains the complaint form.

Discipline records of members of the bar are not available online. This information may be obtained by calling 1-800-342-8060 at extension 5839.

"Negligence" is the failure of a lawyer to heed a substantial risk that circumstances exist or that a result will follow, which failure is a deviation from the standard care that a reasonable lawyer would exercise in the situation.

Lawyer Conduct: Processing and investigation of inquiries and complaints are a basic responsibility of the Bar as mandated by the Florida Supreme Court. The Bar's serves to protect the public from unethical lawyers.

Standards for Imposing Lawyer Sanctions

Inquiry/Complaint Form


Inquiries and complaints about a lawyer's conduct, even if dismissed will be reflected in BAR records for 12 months after the files are closed. Inquiries and complaints are seerious matters and should be undertaken only after other available ways to resolve the problem have been unsuccessful.

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