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Grievance Committees
Eighth Circuit Grievance Committee "B"

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.
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Heather Lynn Jones Chair Gainesville  October, 2016
James H McCarty, Jr. Vice Chair Gainesville  July, 2017
Carl B Schwait Designated Reviewer Gainesville  June, 2017
Mary Elizabeth Adkins Attorney Member Gainesville  January, 2018
Thomas George DePeter Attorney Member Lake City  January, 2018
Christopher Michael Long Attorney Member Gainesville  July, 2018
Rachael O'Brien Attorney Member Gainesville  February, 2019
Jon Visscher *Attorney Member Gainesville  October, 2018
Bill Conrad *Public Member Newberry  June, 2016
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