Thank you, H.
Understand that even if the Bar does do anything, it generally will basically involve admonishing the attorney privately, or possibly publicly, but that is about it. In other words, it is not going to resolve the underlining issue of their mismanagement of your case.
As such, one may wish to consider actually pursuing malpractice. Malpractice is defined as such in NC: (1) the standard of care; (2) breach of the standard of care; (3) proximate causation; and (4) damages. Failure to establish sufficient evidence on any one element entitles the defendant to a directed verdict
. See Prosser, Law of Torts, § 30; Lowery v. Newton, 278 SE 2d 566 - NC: Court of Appeals 1981
So one would have to show that the attorney owed a duty of care befitting an attorney/client relationship and that he has breached that duty, causing one injury.
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