Monday, December 1, 2008
A notice recently posted on the web page of the Pennsylvania Bar Disciplinary Board provides access to a new informational video that will assist consumers of legal services in understanding the disciplinary process:
The Disciplinary Board of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania recently released an informational video, posted on its Web site www.padb.us, entitled Assuring the Citizen Access to the Commonwealth’s Legal System. The video provides an overview of the Disciplinary Board and the activities that occur within the organization. It’s been designed to simplify what is a complex process, and to make it easy for both attorneys and consumers to understand the policies and procedures within the Disciplinary Board.
Led by a host and narrator, the viewer is provided a step-by-step understanding of the structure, various office locations, and rights afforded to the citizens of the Commonwealth when filing a complaint regarding the performance of an attorney. Of particular interest is the set of the video, shot primarily within the Chambers of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania, which is located within the State Capitol building in Harrisburg.
I applaud any effort to provide ready information about the lawyer discipline process. Kudos to Pennsylvania. (Mike Frisch)