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    All,

    How do I find out if a lawyer is in good standing? That is, something
    like a Better Business Bureau for the legal profession?

    thanks

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    All, How do I find out if a lawyer is in good standing? That is, something like a Better Business Bureau for the legal profession? thanks
    for an immigration lawyer www.aila.org

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    for an immigration lawyer www.aila.org
    Yes, I tried that already, but the only thing I found was the referral
    service. That service only sends out one name in a geographical
    location. So I can't check whether the law firm of say, Dewy Cheetum and
    Howe is in good standing unless I happen to hit on it in the request
    they send back.

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    All, How do I find out if a lawyer is in good standing? That is, something like a Better Business Bureau for the legal profession? thanks
    Contact the State Bar where he or she practices? Maybe there's info on
    the website for the State's Bar that will answer your questions.

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    Default How do I find out if a lawyer is in good standing?

    Yes, I tried that already, but the only thing I found was the referral service. That service only sends out one name in a geographical location. So I can't check whether the law firm of say, Dewy Cheetum and Howe is in good standing unless I happen to hit on it in the request they send back.
    Go to your State Bar site ... they may have a list of naughty people

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    Default How do I find out if a lawyer is in good standing?

    Yes, I tried that already, but the only thing I found was the referral service. That service only sends out one name in a geographical location. So I can't check whether the law firm of say, Dewy Cheetum and Howe is in good standing unless I happen to hit on it in the request they send back.
    Not sure I can help but maybe there is some more information on the
    immigration portal site? http://boards.immigration.com

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    Not sure I can help but maybe there is some more information on the immigration portal site? http://boards.immigration.com
    Try http://www.martindale.com/xp/Martindale/home.xml

    Martindale Hubbell has a rating system for attorneys

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    Default How do I find out if a lawyer is in good standing?

    Try http://www.martindale.com/xp/Martindale/home.xml Martindale Hubbell has a rating system for attorneys
    Just go on the state bar web site eg. California
    www.calbar.org

    Type the name of the lawyer and better if you have their state bar
    number. Everything will pop up.
    On the bottom, it will say, disciplined, suspension etc.

    For details on the discipline, you need to write the state bar however.

    Hope it helps

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    Default How do I find out if a lawyer is in good standing?

    Go to your State Bar site ... they may have a list of naughty people
    Just checked the New Jersey State Bar Association. Nothing on the site
    that would let me check on lawyers...

    http://www.njsba.com

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    Default How do I find out if a lawyer is in good standing?

    Ray wrote:
    Yes, I tried that already, but the only thing I found was the referralservice. That service only sends out one name in a geographicallocation. So I can't check whether the law firm of say, Dewy Cheetumand Howe is in good standing unless I happen to hit on it in therequest they send back. Go to your State Bar site ... they may have a list of naughty people
    To clarify:

    Different states regulate lawyers differently. "Unified bar" states
    such as California have a State Bar Association that is the licensing
    body. "Non-unified" states do not have a single licensing body; in
    those states, the highest court of the state regulates lawyers,
    sometimes through a court-appointed committee or administrative apparatus.

    So, without knowing which state your lawyer is admitted in, we can't
    give you more specific advice.

    The Martindale-Hubbell ratings that Rete mentioned are by a private
    company, and are based on peer review (i.e., the company polls other
    lawyers for a reference). M-H has been around a long time and is one
    source to look at, but it is not an official licensing body and has
    nothing to do with "good standing" or lawyer discipline.

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