Saturday, March 28, 2009

How to File Complaints Against Indiana Judges and Lawyers

Indiana Judge Complaints

Contact the Indiana Commission of Judicial Qualifications. To file a complaint about a judge in Indiana:

An Adobe or fillable PDF complaint form is available online.

Indiana Judicial Complaint Mailing Address
Judicial Qualifications Committee
115 W. Washington Street Suite 1080
Indianapolis, IN 46204

Indiana Lawyer Complaints

Disciplinary Commission handles complaints about lawyers in Indiana. To file a complaint about a lawyer in Indiana:

Lawyer Complaint Mailing Address
Disciplinary Commission
115 W. Washington St., Suite 1165
Indianapolis, IN 46204


Complaints about Indiana Judges and Indiana Lawyers
Each State has its own procedures for filing complaints against judges. All states require a written and signed complaint. Some states have a form for you to fill out. Other States request a letter. Grievances of misconduct usually concern issues of conflict of interest or impartiality. Adverse rulings or judgments are not considered legitimate grievances. You must support the complaint about the Indiana Judge with sufficient documentation. Contact the Indiana Commission of Judicial Qualifications.

All states maintain an agency to process lawyer complaints. These disciplinary counsels can usually be found as a department of the state bar association or as a branch of the state supreme court. Complaints can be filed by filling out a form supplied by the disciplinary counsel or by writing a letter to Disciplinary Commission. Check the Indiana web site to find the requirements for a complaint about a Indiana Lawyer.

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