Bar Grievance and Fee Dispute Information for Idaho State Bar Complaints

The Idaho State Bar 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 with Idaho State Bar complaints.

Rules of Professional Conduct

The Idaho 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 Idaho Rules of Disciplinary Procedure are contained in Rule 8.1, Maintaining the Integrity of the Profession, in the all-encompassing Idaho Rules of Professional Conduct document. Rule 8.1 provides the guidelines governing the discipline of attorneys and offers the most comprehensive explanation around the rules, process, and sanctions.

Disciplinary Process Flowchart:

The Idaho 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 Idaho 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 Idaho.

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 Idaho State Bar complaints against Idaho attorneys.

Other Information:

The 2015 – 2016 Annual Report of the Idaho State Bar is another source of helpful information. It provides eye-opening statistics and a must-read for anyone wishing to understand their odds when filing Idaho State Bar complaints against attorneys. This Bar Counsel page and this Forms, Publications & Other Resources page also provides a consolidation list of information.