As his pen hovers over the signature line on the settlement agreement, he suddenly has a zillion questions: “So this is the best I can do on alimony, right?What happens if I get downsized and can’t afford to pay this?
Here, you can access all of your child support account information, forms, and services provided by the Texas Office of the Attorney General, Child Support Division.
I mean, I want to be fair, but no sense giving away the farm if I don’t have to.
To enforce this standard, the State Bar of Texas investigates and prosecutes complaints of professional misconduct against attorneys licensed in Texas." -- From the first page of the brochure "Attorney Complaint Information." Below are set forth the Questions and Answers from the brochure.
Any references in the answers to "our" are references to the State Bar of Texas authorities.
Not all disputes or disagreements with lawyers involve professional misconduct, but if you believe misconduct under the rules has occurred, you should file a complaint.
The Office of Chief Disciplinary Counsel in its administration of the Texas attorney discipline system is greatly supported by a number of other State Bar programs, departments, and Supreme Court-appointed committees.
As a general practitioner handling civil matters for people with moderate incomes, you often deal with unrepresented adverse parties.
But times have changed—maybe it’s the proliferation of courtroom shows on TV, where pro se litigants are allowed to duke it out (sometimes literally) for the judge’s attention.
Whatever the reason, lawyers handling domestic, landlord/tenant, and small-stakes civil matters are increasingly challenged by adverse parties who have decided to go it alone.
The Office of the General Counsel of the State Bar of Texas distributes a brochure titled "Attorney Complaint Information" which is designed to answer some common questions about the State Bar's disciplinary process.
Maybe it’s the Internet and the rising number of courthouse self-help centers where there’s abundant information for folks who believe they can save a bundle by handling legal matters themselves.