Statewide Grievance Committee
Statewide Bar Counsel

The Statewide Grievance Committee is a committee of 21 individuals, 14 of whom are attorneys and 7 of whom are not attorneys, appointed by the Judges of the Superior Court to review, investigate and adjudicate attorney ethics complaints. The Committee is assisted by the Statewide Bar Counsel and Assistant Bar Counsel in performing duties and responsibilities set forth by the rules of Court and statutes.

The primary function of the Statewide Grievance Committee is the review and adjudication of complaints. Additionally, the Statewide Grievance Committee investigates reported overdrafts of attorneys' clients' trust accounts and takes action, where necessary; randomly audits attorney trust accounts; oversees the Roll of the more than 35,000 attorneys admitted to practice in Connecticut through the Attorney Registration process; issues certificates of good standing to the bar; oversees multi-jurisdictional practice and regulates attorney advertising.

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