Many clients who have worked with negligent or incompetent attorneys consider filing a formal complaint, but choose not to. There are several reasons why clients may decline to file a complaint. Lawyers hold a certain position of power in their relationships with clients, and many people feel too intimidated to make a formal complaint. In other situations, clients may form a close bond with their attorney and feel guilty about filing a complaint against them.
Hiring an attorney requires a huge amount of trust. You are putting an important part of our life in someone else’s hands. Clients rarely have extensive legal knowledge, so they have to trust that their attorney is a reliable person who knows what he is doing. In the attorney-client relationship, it is the responsibility of the attorney to act as a diligent advocate.