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What can people do when they feel their lawyers have been unethical or unprofessional?

The person can file a complaint with the department or agency established by a state high court to monitor and regulate the legal professional. In Tennessee, complaints can be filed with the so-called Board of Professional Responsibility. In Illinois, complaints can be filed with the Attorney Registration and Disciplinary Commission. New Mexico has a body called the Commission on Client Protection. These groups or commissions have websites and usually have online forms in which to file a complaint or at least explain how a complaint can be filed. Some states require complaints to be mailed. An example is the form to file a claim against a New Mexico-based attorney can be accessed at http://www.nmbar.org/Attorneys/CPF/CPFClaimForm.pdf.



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