Colorado Supreme Court Gets an earful from F.A.C.E.U.S, Har Justice advocates and others on new rules governing Attorney Regulation November 4, 2015
November 5, 2015 by Robin
FaceUs advocate spoke in front of the Supreme Court in Colorado to discuss rules governing Attorney Regulation. Here is the speech that caught everyones attention.
Honorable Justices of the Colorado Supreme Court,
It is an honor and privilege to air concerns and receive a fair hearing and careful consideration, so I thank you for the opportunity to discuss rules governing Attorney Regulation today. I bear witness many families are scammed out of their hard earned retirement funds and properties, and have their lives destroyed by Probate court, and efforts to set things right only further undermine the possibility of a just outcome. So I am here as an advocate for families victimized by egregious violations of ethical standards seeming to be tacitly endorsed by an implacable, uncompassionate Judiciary completely oblivious to the real human cost of bankrupted citizens, disrupted lives, overburdened Medicaid and food stamp programs, and misery and hatred caused by the unscrupulous actions of Attorneys, often Court appointed. The appearance of corruption is enough to shake Public confidence and Faith in our judicial system, and for these victims, that is exactly how it seems.
People go to court seeking just outcomes. It is a terrible shock when Courts instituted to remedy the malady of injustice enthusiastically join with the most malicious offenders to defraud them of their property, liberty, inheritance, and the right of the just and proper intergenerational transfer of wealth, and interpose themselves, obstinately ignoring constitutionally guaranteed rights and freedoms, so that the lions share, and often ALL of a families assets are stripped from them and given to court authorized interlopers, mostly attorneys protected by Judges who make a mockery of justice to enrich themselves.
To then, as I have seen, cite for contempt those courageous enough to speak of the injustice they have suffered, sanction them with gag orders, impose unwarranted restraining orders, and fine and imprison them for contempt they honorably and justifiably feel, creates the appearance honor, in the Judges responsible, is conspicuous by its’ absence. I know of several families who would like to file grievances against unscrupulous Attorneys who have maliciously and ruthlessly attacked them in the most unethical ways, but have no faith in the system set up to act as a check on this kind of activity by unethical parties in Court, with good reason. No one knows better than you, Justices, how unlikely it is they will get a hearing of grievances, and what the likely outcome will be. As the Court of last resort oversight falls into your Jurisdiction in this state, but out of 35,000 complaints the number acted upon resulting in some punishment, sanction, or ruling in favor of the aggrieved, was 3. That is unacceptable.
Law requires attorneys uphold certain ethical standards, including the Constitution of the United States of America. This should guarantee meaningful recourse when there is evidence of violations of the standards set by the Constitution, the Superior Court authority, and the BAR association licensing them. The evidence overwhelmingly suggests the present system does not work, and protects the perpetrators of court-sanctioned aggression. As the Supreme Court, people look to you for real, meaningful changes in Attorney Regulation. Those changes need to be dramatic and wide reaching. Without a thorough investigation into the entire Attorney Regulation process, and an extremely high standard of integrity in the Judiciary, upheld by vigorous prosecution of unethical practices, and thorough investigation of charges of misconduct in every case, and disbarment, sanction, and impeachment for those found wanting, we, The People, the taxpayers of this state, your employers, are lost. We, the People must be able to file complaints with Attorney Regulations and the Colorado Bar with a high expectation those documents will receive due consideration, and result in judicious action. Every grievance filed must be heard and acted upon in an efficient manner without a gatekeeper heading them off, and selecting only a few for review. Pro se litigants have every right to be heard, and are denied their constitutional rights by not being included in the judicial review process. We must work together to rebuild Colorado’s broken judicial branch into the best in ethical standards in the nation. At present, we rank 48th, and recently ranked among the top three in the competition for the “Golden Padlock” award… a most dubious distinction indeed. This record is shameful, and I know we can do better. We, the people, rely on your honor, Justices, for Rules of Attorney Regulation are meaningless without Honorable Justices enforcing them. Thank You Robin Austin