Bar Grievance and Fee Dispute Information for Illinois State Bar Complaints

The Illinois 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 Illinois State Bar complaints.

Rules of Professional Conduct

The Illinois 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 Illinois Disciplinary Procedural Rules provides the guidelines governing the discipline of attorneys.

Disciplinary Process Flowchart:

The Illinois 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 Illinois 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 Illinois.

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 Illinois State Bar complaints against attorneys.

Other Information:

The 2016 Annual Report of the Illinois 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 Illinois State Bar complaints against attorneys.