What Are Some Dangers of Less Than a Full Response to the Local Grievance Panel?

If your explanation to the Local Grievance Panel is different from any explanation to the Connecticut Statewide Grievance Committee, the Committee might look at the second explanation with suspicion. In other words the Committee may ask, if this is your explanation now, why didn't you say this to the Panel?

On the other hand, if you know the Local Panel is going to find probable cause against you no matter what you say, then we typically recommend holding back some information in your response to the Panel so that the the Connecticut Disciplinary Counsel and the Statewide Grievance Committee do not have the advantage of knowing your entire defense before the hearing. Note that this a very technical and strategic approach and should be implemented only with the guidance and assistance of an experienced Connecticut Grievance Defense lawyer.

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