Can I plead the judge to allow me to file Attorney Complaint to Office of Chief Trail cousel/Intake? or without notice?
I am a Plaintiff. My case is now after case management, demurrerby on first amendment and trial setting conference will be on March 2015.
- Can I plead the judge to allow me to file Attorney Complaint to Office of Chief Trail cousel/Intake?
- Can I directly file to Office of Chief Trial Counsel/Intake, the State Bar of California without notifying judge and Defendant ?
It is not clear what the alleged unethical behavior is, if any. Ethics questions that don't directly impact the case will not be dealt with by the judge, but rather by the State Bar. Filing a complaint with the State Bar regarding unethical behavior by your attorney will result in your attorney being contacted by the State Bar. Once your attorney is contacted by the State Bar, they may file a motion to withdraw from your matter, possibly necessitating that you obtain new counsel. It may be wise to first directly speak with your attorney, or to hire counsel to speak with your attorney, to raise your concerns, and to ensure they are acting ethically.