The Alabama Bar Association website is the best starting point if you are trying to file Alabama State Bar complaints against attorneys. But do not go it alone, remember to buy Dispute It – A Layman’s Guide on How to Get an Attorney Refund & File a Bar Grievance, to greatly increase your chances.
Rules of Professional Conduct
The Alabama Rules of Professional Conduct will help you to understand where possible attorney grievance violations have occurred with your lawyer.
Rules for Lawyer Disciplinary Enforcement:
The Alabama Rules of Disciplinary Procedure are the guidelines governing the discipline of attorneys and provides the most comprehensive explanation around the rules, process, and sanctions.
Disciplinary Process Flowchart:
The Alabama Disciplinary Process Flowchart is perhaps the most helpful document for the layman since it provides a visual representation of each step and the decision gates.
Local Bar Offices & Websites
I would recommend you contacting your local bar office to learn more about the fee dispute program offerings for Alabama. Alabama offers a binding fee dispute arbitration.
Lawyer Disciplinary Agency:
After a cursory overview of the rules, contact the Lawyer Disciplinary Agency office and speak to a representative about your possible violations and the grievance process. While the Supreme Court of Alabama retains ultimate authority to regulate the legal profession, the Alabama State Bar’s Office of the General Counsel serves as the court’s arm to investigate and prosecute Alabama State Bar complaints against attorneys.
The Alabama Bar Association Discipline & Activity Report is another source of helpful information. It provides eye-opening statistics and a must-read for anyone wishing to understand their odds when filing Alabama State Bar complaints against lawyers.