Bar Grievance and Fee Dispute Information for Hawaii State Bar Complaints

The Hawaii State Bar Association 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 significantly increase your chances with Hawaii State Bar Complaints.

Rules of Professional Conduct

The Hawaii 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 Hawaii Rules of Disciplinary Procedure are part of the all-encompassing Rules of The Supreme Court of the State of Hawaii document. These are the guidelines governing the discipline of attorneys and provides the most comprehensive explanation around the rules, process, and sanctions.

Disciplinary Process Flowchart:

The Hawaii 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 Hawaii 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 Hawaii.

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 is the division that handles Hawaii State Bar complaints against attorneys.

Other Information:

The Disciplinary Counsel’s 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 Hawaii State Bar complaints against attorneys.