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Seventeenth Circuit Grievance Committee "J"

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.
Staff Contact    Navin Ramnath
Richard A Sachs Chair Fort Lauderdale  October, 2015
Lorna E Brown-Burton Designated Reviewer Deerfield Beach  June, 2017
Stephen Vincent Hoffman Attorney Member Fort Lauderdale  September, 2017
Scott Douglas Knapp Attorney Member Fort Lauderdale  March, 2018
Brian Howard Koch Attorney Member Fort Lauderdale  March, 2018
Mark FInizio *Public Member Fort Lauderdale  October, 2015
Gwendolyn Thompson Lisker *Public Member Fort Lauderdale  March, 2018
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