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The Grievance Process in New York: What It Is and How to Avoid It

1h 14m

Created on February 25, 2017




Ethics courses in law school for the most part fail to explain to students how our profession self regulates. Students do not understand the process by which the grievance committees and the Appellate Divisions address allegations of professional misconduct.

Similarly, law school ethics courses tend to teach theory based upon improbable ethics scenarios, while failing to address the real world errors by which most lawyers actually come before the courts and the committees.

This course will provide an overview of the grievance system in New York; the various levels and types of professional discipline; the most common causes of discipline; and, practical guidance on how lawyers can best protect themselves.

Learning Objectives: 

  1. Identify the various components of the grievance system in New York and the rules and regulations by which they operate
  2. Assess the more common grievances filed against solo lawyers and small firms
  3. Discuss self protective practice techniques
  4. Provide practical advice should a grievance be received

This course originally appeared as a part of our February 2017 Bridge the Gap Event.

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