Q: When there is a civil issue regarding an issue where multiple states are involved, where do I go to get a lawyer?
An ethics board has leveled disciplinary action against an individual. This individual would like to appeal with the help of a lawyer. The individual lives in one state, the company that brought ethics charges are located in another state and the ethics board is in still another state. In what state does the individual hire a lawyer?
A: This is a good question. A lawyer licensed in any state would work, this is not in court where a license is required. But to narrow down your search I'd look for a lawyer in the state where you are or where the grievance board is located. This happened to one of my clients who lived in CA, I am licensed in IL and FL, and the grievance board was in HI. (-:
A: You should hire a lawyer in the state where the charges are pending. It may be possible to hire a lawyer from another state, but you are best off with a local lawyer familiar with the state's rules where the charges are pending. Hire a lawyer licensed to practice in the state where the ethics board is located.
Without further facts, it is impossible to determine.
It may be the state in which the person was harmed.
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