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  1. How do I obtain a disciplinary history?

    Any member seeking a disciplinary history that includes information about grievances or actions that are currently pending in confidential status, or about private discipline, should send their written request to the Office of the General Counsel, State Bar of Georgia, 104 Marietta Street, Suite 100, Atlanta, Georgia 30303, Attn: Deloise Mathews. The request must include the member's explicit authorization to release such information. Requests sent via email are not accepted. There is no cost to a member requesting their own disciplinary history.

  2. I've been fired but the client still owes part of my fee. May I keep her file until she pays?

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  3. What does JDPP not handle?

    * Lawyer/client disputes. Inquiries by clients or other members of the public are handled by the Consumer Assistance Program or other appropriate State Bar programs.
    * Fee disputes. These can be handled by the Fee Arbitration Program of the State Bar.
    * Employment matters. Example: Allegation that managing attorney sexually harasses associates and support staff.
    * Lawyer/vendor disputes. Example: Court reporter alleges that lawyer has not paid bill.
    * Disciplinary matters. Example: Lawyer receives trust account check from opposing counsel; check bounces.

  4. Who is exempt from TILPP?

  5. Who qualifies for assistance through SOLACE?

    CLICK HERE to download the Name Change Form. This is a fillable form, which may be completed online before you print it for a signature. Please fax or mail this form.