Complaints Against Attorneys
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Filing a Complaint
Should I agree to binding arbitration?
Fee arbitrations are non-binding unless the parties agree in writing to binding arbitration after the dispute arises but prior to the hearing. If the arbitration is binding, the award is final and neither you nor the attorney may request a new trial in court. A binding award can only be corrected or vacated for very limited reasons. If the award is non-binding, a party has 30 days from the date of service of the award to file an action in court requesting a trial. If a trial is not requested within the 30 days, the award automatically becomes binding.