Lawyers practicing law in California have to comply with certain ethical standards. Consumers should be able to count on their lawyers to behave professionally and ethically when handling their legal problems.
Guide State Bar of California (California Bar Association) titled (Finding the Right Lawyer) is a useful way to build rapport with your attorney tool. It gives advice on where and how to find a reputable lawyer, what to expect and questions you can ask before signing a contract. It also gives you information about your rights and responsibilities when hiring a lawyer.
Even if you get the best possible information, your relationship with your lawyer can be difficult. Here are some reasons why customers file a complaint:
Complaints about lawyers are handled by the Office of Chief Trial Counsel of the State Bar of California. If you believe that your lawyer acted unfairly, you can download a complaint form from the State Bar website.
Form complaint about a lawyer (Attorney complaint form)
You can also call the State Bar Reception Hotline at 800-843-9053 (in California) or 213-765-1200 (outside California) to request the form or ask how the complaint process works. You will not have to pay any fee for filing a complaint, and you do not have to be a US citizen. UU Do not forget to attach copies of any document that will help you support your claim.