Memorandum from Kenneth Ditkowsky, esq.

Wednesday, March 28, 2012   
Re: Communications with Ms. L. Black Esq.
To:    Ms.  Gloria Sykes
         Ms.  JoAnne Denison
Dear Gloria and JoAnne.
As you are aware I received a letter from Ms. Black attempting to explain the fact that she contacted Ms. Denison.     Even though it is clearly documented that she made contact when she knew or should have known that I was representing Ms. Denison once again Ms. Black says that my statement was inaccurate.    This time she stopped short of calling me ‘liar!’   
The following facts are known:
1.      Ms. Black in Feb/Mar 2012 contacted a lawyer represented person (Ms. Denison) without first obtaining the consent of her attorney.
2.       Attorney Joel Brodsky ( per report of Gloria Sykes ) informed the Court that he had  conversations with Ms  Black concerning disciplinary proceedings (not yet filed) against Kenneth Ditkowsky.    (Ms. Sykes reports that Mr. Brodsky’s statements are on Court transcripts)
The issue that confronts us is whether or not these lapses in judgment must be reported to the ARDC by Ms. Denison and me.      As Ms. Black is a lawyer employed by the ARDC, the ARDC is charged with knowledge of the acts of its employees.    Thus, as a matter of law, there is no need to do a vain act – the ARDC knows of its attorney’s breaches  and thus the report would accomplish nothing.
On the practical side,  I really do not care who Ms. Black speaks with in connection with the Sykes matter.    The separation of Mary Sykes from her liberty, property, human rights and civil rights is outrageous per se.     Any attempt at justification or rationalization of what has happened to  either Mary or Gloria is so ‘lame’ that it calls attention to breakdown in the Justice system as it applies to Elder Abuse and Financial Exploitation.     In other words the more day light that shines on this matter the better.      Had
 Ms. Black requested consent to speak to Ms. Denison –  I probably would have consented as the complaint filed against Ms. Denison by Ms. Farenga is so flawed and disrespectful of the Rights Privileges and Immunities of a citizen of the United States of America that it by its nature is ethically challenged.    How can a licensed attorney suggest that it is unethical and improper for a citizen to exercise her First Amendment Right and join in the call for an investigation of clearly wrongful acts by a Court appointed attorney.    I must assume that Ms. Black recognizes this fact and will act in a proper manner.    I note that she dropped the request that she (Black) made of Ms. Denison for an interview.     I assume that the IARDC is not going to institute disciplinary proceedings against Ms. Denison for exercising her First Amendment Rights.
Just a few years ago attorneys reported the United States of America criminal conduct by certain Judges.  (Greylord)    Following Ms. Farenga’s reasoning each of those attorneys would be subject to punishment by the Illinois Attorney Registration and Discipline Commission for reporting the criminal conduct.    Indeed I would have been called a ‘liar’ when I reported that Ms. Holtzer had solicited me to purchase insurance when one of my cases was assigned to her husband.    By the definitions that are used today my lying to and about Judicial officials would have continued when I complained that the Judge ruled against my clients and the City of Chicago attorneys recognized his ruling as strange.     The City attorneys also would have been subjected to discipline for filing a certificate of error which resulted in the reversal of Judge Holtzer’s order.
We have come a long way in Illinois!    The fact that the IARDC ignores the pleas of citizens in relation to Ms. Farenga, Mr. Stern and Mr. Schmiedel is troubling; however, the issue is whether Ms. Denison and I have to complain concerning Ms. Black’s alleged breaches of discipline to the ARDC.     My answer is no – however, if you wish to provide her with a copy of this memo, you have my permission to do so.      
Ken Ditkowsky
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