E-Grievance Tips

Do you have any tips for filing a grievance electronically?

Can I save an unfinished grievance and come back to the website to finish it?

Do I need an email address to submit a grievance electronically?

What should I do if I can't find the lawyer's name when I use the lawyer search function?

Can I file grievances against more than one lawyer? 

What should I do if I can't attach all of my supporting documents to the electronic form?

What should I do if I can't fully understand Lawyer Discipline in Washington in English?

What happens to my information after I submit it electronically?

Can I ask you to communicate with me by email instead of postal mail about my grievance?

What should I do if I do not receive email confirmation that my grievance was received?

I received a confirmation email, but it has strange characters.  What do I do?

After I submit my grievance, can I send additional information to you electronically? 

 

Do you have any tips for filing a grievance electronically?

Give yourself enough time to complete the grievance form. You cannot save your grievance form on this website or access it from this website to finish at a later date.

Prepare your grievance first in a word processing program. Copy and paste it into the space provided for your grievance or attach it to your grievance as a file.

Print and/or save a copy of your completed grievance form. After you submit your grievance form, you cannot access it from this website.

 

Can I save an unfinished grievance and come back to the website to finish it?

No. You cannot save your grievance form on this website to access it at a later date. 

 

Do I need an email address to submit a grievance electronically?

No. If you provide an email address, we will send a copy of your completed grievance form to you by email. If you do not provide an email address, you may print or save a copy of the completed grievance form for your own records.

 

What should I do if I can’t find the lawyer‘s name when I use the lawyer search function?

You can manually type the name of the lawyer in the text fields provided. If you need additional help, please call us at (206) 727-8207 and leave a message with your name, your telephone number, and the name of the lawyer you are attempting to locate. A member of our staff will return your call to help you.

 

Can I file grievances against more than one lawyer?

Yes. You can file multiple grievances but each grievance is a separate confidential matter and you should use a separate form for each grievance.

 

What should I do if I can’t attach all of my supporting documents to the electronic form?

If you have documents that you want us to consider when we review your grievance and you can’t attach them, we suggest that you submit your grievance to us by mail instead of electronically.

 

What should I do if I can’t fully understand Lawyer Discipline in Washington in English?

Lawyer Discipline in Washington is translated on our website in Spanish

 

What happens to my information after I submit it electronically?

We will review your information and send you a letter at the mailing address you provided. We generally send a letter within two weeks. For more information, read Lawyer Discipline in Washington.  Please be aware that we will send all of your information to the lawyer you name in your grievance.

 

Can I ask you to communicate with me by email instead of postal mail about my grievance?

No.  We will send all future correspondence to the mailing address you provide on the grievance form.

 

What should I do if I do not receive email confirmation that my grievance was received?

Please call us at (206) 727-8207 and leave a message with your name, your telephone number and the approximate time you submitted your electronic grievance form.  A member of our staff will call you to let you know if we received your information.

 

I received a confirmation email, but it has strange characters. What do I do?

The confirmation email is formatted in HTML to match the way we receive your grievance. You may view the email through an HTML-capable email program or through an internet browser.

 

After I submit my grievance, can I send additional information to you electronically?

No.  We do not accept additional information electronically.  Please mail additional information to: 

Office of Disciplinary Counsel
Washington State Bar Association
1325 Fourth Avenue, Suite 600
Seattle, WA 98101-2539

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