State Bar of Georgia
State Bar of Georgia

Download the grievance form in English.
Descargue el formulario de quejas en español.

What happens after you file a grievance?

The screening process typically involves sending the grievance to the respondent lawyer with a request for a response within 14 days. When the lawyer responds, the Bar’s Grievance Counsel may send the response to the grievant for additional comments or rebuttal. The Grievance Counsel may ask the lawyer for a copy of the client file, bank records or other information that would help resolve the matter.

At the end of the screening process the Office of the General Counsel may dismiss grievances that do not present sufficient merit to proceed. Those that seem to involve a violation of Bar Rules proceed to the next level of investigation with the State Disciplinary Board.

Click here for information regarding the State Disciplinary Board.