A Disciplinary committee is active under the auspices of the Icelandic Bar Association, with the role of resolving disputes that may arise on account of alleged violations by attorneys of law or the attorneys' Code of Ethics. The committee is empowered to criticise, in its resolutions, the procedures or conduct of attorneys, and to warn or admonish attorneys. In case of grave misconduct the committee may recommend to the Minister of Interior (Minister of Justice), in a reasoned opinion, that a attorney's right of representation be suspended provisionally or indefinitely. The committee is also entrusted with the role of resolving disputes between an attorney and a client concerning a right to payment for services rendered, or the amount of such payment. A resolution of this committee may be appealed against to the courts.
The Disciplinary committee is composed of three members, with three alternates. Each member serves for a term of three years, subject to the rule that the seat of one member shall become vacant each year. One member is elected by the Icelandic Bar Association, one is nominated by the Minister of Interior, and one, who shall be qualified for the office of a Supreme Court judge, is nominated by the Supreme Court.