Why Board Certification For Bankruptcy Lawyers Matters

Law360, New York (October 27, 2017, 2:52 PM EDT) -- Earlier this year, the American Bar Association Center for Professional Responsibility released the results of its annual Survey on Lawyer Discipline Systems (SOLD), which collects and analyzes responses to a questionnaire from 56 lawyer disciplinary agencies throughout the United States.

The latest numbers regarding client complaints about attorney performance — representing the calendar year 2015 — confirm a disturbing trend: new and pending complaints against attorneys are steadily increasing. In the past few years for which data are available, the percentage of complaints versus the number of active lawyers has nearly doubled:

Year Active Lawyers New Complaints Pending Complaints Percentage 2013...

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