05.15.2014

Hayward Dykes Jr., Esq. to Assume the Florida Bar’s Grievance Committee “B” Chair

Hayward Dykes Jr., a founding partner at Conerly, Bowman & Dykes, LLP was recently selected to assume the chair for the Florida Bar’s Grievance Committee “B”. The grievance committee plays an important role in reviewing complaints against attorneys and making recommendations for disciplinary action when appropriate to the Florida Bar. Mr. Dykes has served as a member of the grievance committee since August 2012 and will serve as chair until August 2015 when his term expires on the committee.

As noted on the Florida Bar’s website: “Grievance committees are made up of volunteer members, at least one-third of whom are not lawyers. Each of Florida’s 20 judicial circuits has at least one such committee. The grievance committee reviews complaints with much the same purpose as a grand jury. That is, the committee decides, after a case is submitted to them by bar counsel, whether there is probable cause to believe a lawyer violated the professional conduct rules imposed by the Supreme Court of Florida and whether discipline against the lawyer appears to be warranted.”

Mr. Dykes sees this as an important volunteer opportunity with the Florida Bar to better improve the practice of law. More information can be found at www.floridabar.org .

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