To file a complaint against an attorney please complete the attached form and mail it to:
Lawyers Professional Responsibility Board445 Minnesota Street Suite 2400St. Paul, Minnesota 55101-2139
Complaints must be in writing, signed by the person making the complaint and should include copiesof any documents which would explain or substantiate your complaint. All complaints must be mailed, faxed or delivered to the Office of Lawyers Professional Responsibility.
Effective July 1, 2010, complaints may be filed online by clicking the link below. Please note, however, that if supporting documents are to be submitted with the complaint, the documents must be mailed to the above address. Supporting documents cannot be submitted electronically.
When we receive your complaint, you will receive a letter from us in approximately two weeks informing you how your complaint will be handled. Either our Office or a District Ethics Committee (DEC) handles those matters which are investigated. Most complaints are first referred to the DEC. The DEC appoints an investigator. The investigator contacts the attorney and the complainant (if more information is necessary), and makes a recommendation to the Director.
In all cases, we are required to send a copy of the complaint to the complained against lawyer even if we decide not to investigate the complaint. The investigation usually takes at least three months or longer. You will be notified of the final disposition in writing.
Lawyers Professional Responsibility Board
Office of Lawyers Professional Responsibility
445 Minnesota Street
St. Paul, Minnesota 55101-2139
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If you have a disability and anticipate needing an accommodation, please contact the Office at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 651-296-3952. PLEASE USE THIS EMAIL ADDRESS FOR ADA REQUESTS ONLY. COMPLAINTS AGAINST ATTORNEYS MAY BE SUBMITTED BY CLICKING ON THE “FILE A COMPLAINT” BOX ON THE HOME PAGE. NON-ADA COMMUNICATIONS TO SUSAN HUMISTON SHOULD BE MAILED TO THE OFFICE ADDRESS OR EMAIL TO email@example.com All requests for accommodation will be given due consideration and may require an interactive process between the requestor and the Office of Lawyers Professional Responsibility to determine the best course of action. If you believe you have been excluded from participating in, or denied benefits of, any Office of Lawyers Professional Responsibility services because of a disability, please visit www.mncourts.gov/ADAAccommodation.aspxfor information on how to submit an ADA Grievance form.