Thursday, May 31, 2012

Complaints not restricted to errant attorneys - try judges




Posted By CotoBlogzz


Rancho Santa Margarita, CA - In the piece published in the CotoBuzz Journal June 10, 2009 titled  Lowering the Bar – a Kindler Gentler California Bar, we make the argument that while the California State Bar’s discipline system is designed to protect the public, the courts and the profession from attorneys who violate ethical rules covering their professional conduct, the system is not only toothless,  but the organization seems intent on protecting the guilty.  Case in point top  Bar prosecutor Scott Drexel who took a tough  stance on attorney misconduct was  let go.  Mr. Drexel served as chief trial counsel for four years and worked at the State Bar  for more than thirty years.

Two years earlier the CotoBuzz Journal published a piece encouraging residents to file  complaints “against errant attorneys – but especially homeowner association attorneys.”   Given the lowering of the bar for attorney misconduct in California, should the attorney  complaints stop, given that the it is highly likely the California Bar will not act?  Not at all, quite the contrary.  While the California Bar may not act, the complaints will serve as a document trail just that can be extremely useful should litigation be necessary. 

The aforementioned piece makes the assertion that all we need to file an attorney complaint, we learnt in Kindergarten – click here for details.  See example of actual complaint.  – Click here

However, complaints are not restricted to errant attorneys, as  George K. Staropoli,  President of Citizens for Constitutional Local Government illustrates with a complaint of judicial misconduct he filed against Arizona Robert Carter Olsen. Click here for copy -  Mr. Staropoli states that procedure is rather straight forward, and just like going to court, the violation a specific rule(s) of conduct must be stated.  Then, documentation must be provided in support of the charge of misconduct.

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Mr. Staropoli’s illustration is quite timely considering the California  judicial civil war  with
the Alliance of California Judges pushing legislation to reduce the powers of the Judicial Council, headed by the chief justice and the Administrative Office of the Courts(AOC). A special commission appointed by Chief Justice Tani Cantil-Sakauye to investigate the Administrative Office of the Courts delivered what the Sacramento Bee describes as a scathing report  that, in essence supports the rebel judges’ arguments, including characterizing the AOC as a top-heavy and unwieldy organization with deficient  management processes.





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2 comments:

fix pinal county said...

The Court system in Arizona leaves a lot to be desired, misconduct is rampant.
Read the following documents.
http://www.scribd.com/doc/95055578/Supreme-Court-Pinal-County-Superior-Court-as-of-5-28-12

JL "Buzz" Aguirre said...

Seems eerily familiar. Are you sure you are not corresponding with the California Bar?