The Butler County Bar Association does NOT handle attorney discipline complaints or matters of professional conduct and ethics. Under the Constitution of Pennsylvania, the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania has exclusive jurisdiction to oversee the conduct of lawyers. The Disciplinary Board of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania receives and investigates complaints.
Complaints – The Butler County Bar Association is a non-sanctioning body, and therefore is unable to discipline any attorney. We do suggest that you consider meeting with the attorney to resolve any concern or issues that may arise.
And remember, under no circumstances should you feel it necessary to continue to be represented by an attorney who you are dissatified with. Don’t act hastily, however. Often a conference with the attorney may ease your concerns. It is always your choice about which lawyer you hire and want to represent you. Please do remember that a dismissed attorney may be entitled to a fee for services actually rendered.
Should you decide to discontinue using your attorney, that attorney has certain obligations and duties to you such as returning all documents and papers in possession, filing the necessary withdrawal stipulations with the court and helping your new attorney become familiar with the case.