The Connecticut Judicial Branch Library website is the best starting point if you are trying to file a grievance. 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 for Connecticut State Bar complaints against an attorney.
Rules of Professional Conduct
The Connecticut 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 Connecticut 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 Connecticut 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 when filing Connecticut State Bar complaints against attorneys.
Local Bar Offices & Websites
I would recommend you contacting your local bar office to learn more about the fee dispute program offerings for Connecticut.
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. This agency division handles Connecticut State Bar complaints against attorneys.
This news report is a very good example of a bad attorney and the grievances filed in Connecticut. It provides eye-opening statistics, and a must watch for anyone wishing to understand their odds when filing complaints against Connecticut lawyers. You can review Connecticut’s state bar grievance statistics as well as more supporting evidence.