If you feel you have have suffered financial losses as a result of the dishonest conduct of lawyers, you can file a Statement of Claim form to the Lawyers' Fund for Client Protection. A Statement of Claim form can be downloaded below. The form must be signed and notarized. Please mail your completed form to the Lwayers' Fund for Client Protection at the address below.
Each claim will be reviewed to determine eligibility for reimbursement. An eligible claim will be investigated and a report will be prepared for the Trustees. Any ineligible claim will be dismissed and the claimant will be advised of the reasons why the claim is ineligible for reimbursement. The Trustees will determine the merit of all eligible claims. They will also determine, in their discretion, the amount of reimbursement in each case, and the time and manner of payment. Factors the Trustees consider in determining the monetary amount of an individual award include the amount of money available to the Fund, the number of claimants seeking reimbursement and the degree of hardship suffered by each claimant. The fact that you have filed a claim does not ensure that you will receive a monetary award, or that an award will be for the amount claimed by you.
A claimant is not required to be represented by an attorney to process a claim with the Fund. Theft or other dishonest or improper conduct by an attorney should also be reported to the Office of the Attorney General, Carvel State Office Building, 820 N. French Street, Wilmington, DE 19801, and to Disciplinary Counsel, Carvel State Office Building, 820 N. French Street, 11th Floor, Wilmington, DE 19801.
- Statement of Claim - Rule 4
Statement of Claim (also available in Word)
Statement of Claim in Spanish: Declaración de la Querella (also available in Word)
Your form must be signed and notarized. Please mail your completed form to the Lawyers' Fund for Client Protection at the address below. For more information about the claims process, please visit About the Fund.
- General Information Brochure: English | Spanish