From Ken Ditkowsky – Judge blast prosecutor for talking to opposing party without benefit of counsel

Published today in the ISBA News letter:

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From: kenneth ditkowsky
Sent: Nov 26, 2013 10:22 AM
To: “” , Jo Anne Denison
Subject: Fw: ISBA E-Clips – November 26, 2013

there is an article concerning the prosecution talking to the defendants outside the presence of his /her attorney  
In the Sykes related cases we have this going on all the time.   First, we have the ex-parte conversations that Ms. Black had with Gloria and Second her communication with JoAnne when she knew that I was representing JoAnne.    We also have Mr. Brodny reporting that he had ex-parte conversations with Ms. Black.  
One of the last orders entered by the Review panel reports an ex-parte conversation between the panel and a staff attorney for the IARDC.    The reports that he had informed the panel ex-parte that he had no objection to a particular motion.  
I relate this because of the seriousness with which the court viewed the communication.     I do not know what the communication was – it may have been:  “good morning!”    As the IARDC staff and Mr. Larkin are the keeps of the legal conscience this appears to be another saga of the rules being bended for the rule keepers at the expenses of the rest of us.
Ken Ditkowsky

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