The State Bar of South Dakota 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 South Dakota State Bar complaints.
Rules of Professional Conduct
The South Dakota 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 South Dakota Disciplinary Procedural Rules are the guidelines governing the discipline of attorneys and provides the most comprehensive explanation around the rules, process, and sanctions.
Disciplinary Process Flowchart:
The South Dakota 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 South Dakota 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 South Dakota.
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 South Dakota State Bar complaints against attorneys.
South Dakota’s bar grievance statistics is another source of helpful information. It provides eye-opening figures and a must-read for anyone wishing to understand their odds when filing South Dakota State Bar complaints against attorneys.