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BEWARE OF YOUR BANK ACCOUNT AND YOUR CHILDREN’S HEALTH & FUTURE

A COLLECTION OF CURRENT FAMILY COURT STORIES

Our divorce started in 1991, and finally ended in 2009. During that time I filed complaints against lawyers and judges for violating numerous laws and civil rights. The fraudulent acts, perjury and abuses within the divorce system were rampant. After going through the divorce, I could understand how all people can be skeptical about the entire legal system. Rather than talk about issues within the system that you must know are broken, let me list some ways that you can use to improve the system.

Allow complaints against lawyers while an action is ongoing. Now, the rules of the bar ethics committees usually will not pursue complaints while an action is ongoing and this only encourages lawyers to continue to violate RPC. When there are children and child support, actions go on for years and the abuses by lawyers continue.

Take the review of lawyers conduct away from members of the legal profession who do not police themselves adequately. I understand that there may be non-lawyers on the evaluation committee, but not a majority (use lawyers as advisors only.)

The same type of reviews and standards should be allowed against judges. Now, judges have almost absolute immunity. In those actions where judges can be sued, the actions are usually dismissed by other judges. I have observed judges act improperly and wagered with several other law students (at the time) that if I sat within a judges hearings for two weeks, I would find at least one violation of rules, cannons, law or behavior. I made that offer to one student whose father was a judge, and he refused to take up the wager.

Pass a law that will eliminate judicial immunity for other than executive, administrative, and legislative functions. The precursor of the civil rights laws (42 USC § 1983) allowed laws to be applied against judges (See the U.S. Supreme Court case Ex Parte Virginia – where a judge was jailed for excluding blacks from a jury.). Rotate judges out of specific courts with some exceptions. When judges and lawyers become familiar and friendly, abuses occur. More