Lawyers refer to the dreaded letter from the State Bar as a “bar complaint.” The State Bar refers to it as a “charge” (see Rule 46(f)(3), Ariz. R. Sup. Ct.) or an “inquiry” (see State Bar’s website form). Whatever the term used, the fact is, they are always complaints. Somebody is not happy about something a lawyer supposedly did or did not do.
Facing a Bar Complaint?