Rule V Archive

Responding to a Grievance, Part 3: Recommendations for Responding

In this 3-part discussion, we explore grievances and how to respond to them. In Part 3, we give step-by-step recommendations for what to do after receiving a grievance: First, open the envelope containing the grievance and the Letter of Inquiry. A response date is contained in the letter. While it is not an absolute drop-dead date, […]

Responding to a Grievance, Part 2: Times for Investigation

In this 3-part discussion, we explore grievances and how to respond to them. In Part 2, we detail the timeframe for investigating grievances: While there are time limits in place to guide an investigation, they are fairly flexible. After receiving a grievance, the ODC or CGC has 60 days from the date of receipt to conclude […]

Responding to a Grievance, Part 1: What is a Grievance?

In this 3-part discussion, we explore grievances and how to respond to them. In Part 1, we explain what grievances are and how they come to be: Simply put, a grievance is a complaint against a lawyer. It may involve a complaint of unethical conduct, but frequently it may also be the result of poor communications, […]