Board approves policies for designated reviewers

first_img April 30, 2006 Regular News The Board of Governors has given final approval to standing board policies to guide board members when they act as designated reviewers in grievance cases.The board, acting on the recommendation of the Disciplinary Procedure Committee, gave the approval at its Coral Gables meeting.DPC member Jay White noted that the policies were suggested by a member of the DPC and a separate recommendation from the Special Commission on Lawyer Regulation, and will bring consistency to the way board members accept, review, and act on grievance matters when they are the designated reviewer.One thing the commission found is there was no uniformity in how board members acted when they were requested to examine a grievance committee’s action. on a complaint against a lawyer. White said the DPC is working on several other issues that could come to the board at future meetings, including: • Looking at having the Bar’s fee arbitration rules match mediation rules. • Changing the new inventory attorney rule to exempt government lawyers. • Examining the rule requiring judicial review when a contingency fee exceeds the limits in Bar rules. White noted that a special committee drafting a propose rule in response to Amendment 3 (limiting contingency fees in medical malpractice cases) had suggested that the judicial review served little purpose. White said the DPC will wait to see how the Supreme Court acts on the proposed rule for Amendment 3 before making a recommendation on the existing rule. • Making sure that public Florida Bar grievance records don’t contain sensitive or private information about complainants, which could be used by identity thieves. Board approves policies for designated reviewerscenter_img Board approves policies for designated reviewerslast_img

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