Legal Services For Lawyers


Responses to
Bar Counsel

  Responding to Bar Counsel Inquiries with letters that are:
  • Strategically Drafted to Meet the Attorney’s Professional Obligations Without Prompting Greater Scrutiny
  • Based Upon a Full Review of Grievances and All Records Relevant to Bar Counsel’s Investigation
  • Prepared for the Attorney's Signature to Exemplify the Professionalism of the Practice


Disciplinary Cases

  Defending Attorneys at All Stages of the Attorney Grievance Process:
  • Representation During the Course of Bar Counsel Investigations
  • Peer Review Proceedings
  • Negotiations with Bar Counsel
  • Conditional Diversion Agreements
  • Court of Appeals and Circuit Court Proceedings


Reinstatement Petitions

  Assisting Attorneys in Returning to the Practice of Law:
  • Working with Bar Counsel to Provide Supporting Documentation
  • Petitioning the Court of Appeals for Reinstatement
  • Attending All Proceedings Relating to Reinstatement

Assisting Bar Applicants on Admission to the Bar

Bar Admissions

 

 Helping Applicants for Admission to the Bar:

  • Assistance with Applications for Admission & Required Disclosures
  • Guidance on Character and Fitness Qualifications
  • Representation of Candidates in Proceedings Involving Admission to the Bar

Defending Against Legal Malpractice Cases
Malpractice Cases

  Representing Attorneys in Professional Liability Cases:
  • Defending Attorneys Sued for Professional Negligence in State and Federal Courts
  • Working with Legal Malpractice Insurers to Fight Claims Against Lawyers
  • In Appropriate Cases, Providing Expert Testimony on the Attorney's Standard of Care


Opinion Letters
& Consultations

  Opinion Letters Provide:
  • Evidence of Attorney’s Good Faith Adherence to Ethical Duties
  • Advice on Ethical Obligations in Specific Situations
  • Research on Professional Responsibilities


Law Firm Audits

 

Risk Management Audits to Promote Best Practices in:

  • Case Management Software Systems
  • Client Intake Procedures
  • Conflict of Interest Screening
  • Fee Agreements
  • Attorney Trust Accounts
  • Supervision & Personnel Issues
  • Coordination with Accountants, HR Consultants and Other Professionals to Ensure a Healthy Practice
Attorney Grievance defense attorney specializes in defending lawyers in disciplinary proceedings before the Maryland Attorney Grievance Commission involving professional misconduct, legal ethics, disbarment, suspensions of law licenses, petitions for disciplinary action, reprimands and sanctions for unethical conduct. If you receive a letter from Bar Counsel Lydia Lawless or from an Assistant Bar Counsel of the Attorney Grievance Commission of Maryland, retain experienced attorneys with expertise in lawyer discipline and breach of ethics cases to avoid sanctions for violating the Maryland Attorneys' Rules of Professional Conduct. We help lawyers avoid sanctions by drafting responses to Bar Counsel investigations, representing lawyers in before attorney peer review panel members, appearing in the Court of Appeals of Maryland, filing petitions for reinstatement to assist suspended or disbarred lawyers in returning to the practice of law, conducting law firm ethical compliance audits, and drafting legal ethics opinions to protect lawyers from ethical misconduct charges. In many cases, disciplinary proceedings may be dismissed, dismissed with a warning, or result in a conditional diversion agreement with Bar Counsel to rectify misconduct. Lawyers may need help in managing their law firm attorney escrow IOLTA account and complying with attorney trust accounting rules to avoid charges of ethical misconduct. Do not represent yourself in responding to an attorney grievance, law firm client complaint, or other allegation of ethical impropriety. Attorney grievance defense counsel may help you comply with the Rules of Professional Conduct, avoid sanctions like suspension or disbarment, and avoid future attorney grievances.

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By The Lawyer's Lawyers | Kramer & Connolly and  who are responsible for the content of this informational website.   This website is designed for lawyers faced with attorney grievances. As cases do differ, past performance does not guarantee future results.
 
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