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Grievance & Investigative Committees

ABOUT THE GRIEVANCE COMMITTEE:
BAR OFFICE CONTACT:  Jackie Forcina
This committee reviews, investigates and prosecutes allegations of misconduct involving attorneys practicing law in Summit County.  It takes such action as is necessary to ensure that the Association's Grievance Committee remains a Certified Grievance Committee pursuant to the rules adopted by the Ohio Supreme Court and the Office of Disciplinary Counsel.

GRIEVANCE COMMITTEE MEMBERSHIP REQUIREMENTS:
The Committee members, except non-attorney members, shall consist of lawyers who have at some time actively engaged in the practice of law in the State of Ohio for at least five (5) yearas and who are not judges or permanent full or part time referees or magistrates in the State of Ohio.  The President shall appoint the members of the Grievance Committee.

RESOURCES
Rule 5  
·  Code of Professional Responsibility  ·  Advisory Opinions  ·  Ohio Rules of Professional Conduct  Bylaws 

2014/2015 GRIEVANCE LEADERSHIP:

 

Al Schrader
Al Schrader
Committee Chair
(330) 762-0765

Sharyl Ginther
Sharyl Ginther
Committee Vice-Chair
(330) 929-0507

Thomas Kot
Thomas Kot
Bar Counsel
(330) 253-5007






ABOUT THE INVESTIGATIVE SUBCOMMITTEE: 
This committee assists in the preliminary investigation of allegations of misconduct involving attorneys practicing in Summit County.

INVESTIGATIVE SUBCOMMITTEE MEMBERSHIP REQUIREMENTS: 
The Investigative Subcommittee members shall consist of lawyers who have at some time actively engaged in the practice of law in the State of Ohio for at least three (3) years and who are not judges or permanent full or part time referees or magistrates in the State of Ohio.  The President shall appoint the members of the Investigative Subcommittee.

2014/2015 INVESTIGATIVE SUBCOMMITTEE LEADERSHIP:


Justin McCarty
Committee Chair
(330) 899-1669

Deborah Ruby
Deborah Ruby
Committee Vice-Chair
(330) 745-2175

 Meeting Dates:
Meetings take place at 3:45 pm