Attorney Disputes

Attorney Dispute Information

Fee Dispute Information - In order to assist clients and attorneys who have a dispute over legal fees, the Monroe County Bar Association has a Fee Dispute Committee.  All committee attorneys are members of the Monroe County Bar Association who have volunteered to serve without compensation in assisting members of the public and member attorneys to fairly and promptly resolve their fee dispute with Monroe County Bar Association Members. 

A client or attorney may initiate a request for legal fee dispute committee consideration by submitting the Fee Dispute Commitee Brochure and Application and all supporting information by mail to:

Monroe County Bar Association
Attn:  Fee Dispute
913 Main Street
Stroudsburg PA 18360

Attorney Disciplinary Process - The Monroe County Bar Association does not handle attorney discipline complaints or matters of professional conduct and ethics.  Under the Constitution of Pennsylvania, the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania has exclusive jurisdiction to oversee the conduct of lawyers.  The Disciplinary Board of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania receives and investigates complaints.

Complaints - The Monroe County Bar Association is a non-sanctioning body, and therefore is unable to discipline any attorney.  We do suggest that you consider meeting with the attorney to resolve any concern or issues that may arise.  There may be times when you have a minor complaint with the attorney you have hired. In this instance, you may complete our Complaint Form and return it to us by mail.  Upon receipt of the completed form, if the attorney is a member of the Monroe County Bar Association and the complaint is not a Fee Dispute or regarding an attorney's staff we will contact you.  Remember that the concern you have must be minor in nature.  

And remember, under no circumstances should you feel it necessary to continue to be represented by an attorney who you are dissatified with.  Don't act hastily, however.  Often a conference with the attorney may ease your concerns.  It is always your choice about which lawyer you hire and want to represent you.  Please do remember that a dismissed attorney may be entitled to a fee for services actually rendered.

Should you decide to discontinue using your attorney, that attorney has certain obligations and duties to you such as returning all documents and papers in possession, filing the necessary withdrawal stipulations with the court and helping your new attorney become familiar with the case.