When I was in law school, they really cautioned us about how a lawyer treats witnesses. I was told we were not to lie to them, try to change their testimony, intimidate or coerce them, if it was for a civil, and esp. for a criminal trial and mostly a defendant could not talk to or go near a victim–and that included the attorney.
Now we have the antics of Sharon Opryszek, brushed off by the ARDC and Atty Tom Zimmerman, special counsel.
It makes for some very interesting contrast.
Here are some comments from Ken below:
On Jun 25, 2014 6:48 AM, "kenneth ditkowsky" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote: Ken Ditkowskywww.ditkowskylawoffice.com The responses to the coverup of the witness tampering at the IARDC hearing has revoked some interesting responses. The forwarded response is indicative of how the public reacts when confronted with pure and simple corruption and intellectual dishonesty. The self examination of the IARDC is guaranteed to 'white wash' their conduct as they never reach the question that is presented. When an expected witness who is expected to give testimony that is adverse to the Administrative agency is threatened or there is an attempt to intimidate that is called 'witness tampering.' The threshold is not very high, and therefore, an ethical attorney is advised to stay away from communications that might even give a hint of intimidation. Not only has Ms. Opryszek attempted ex-party communications with witness Gloria Sykes (so did Leah Black), but Ms. Opryszek's statements were so threatening that in my opinion State of Illinois criminal charges could have been brought. This is especially true as Opryszek was frugal with the truth! The building as an example had no policy to deny Ms. Sykes or anyone else having a 'treatment' animal the companionship of the animal. Of course Zimmerman found that lying to a witness, attempting to intimidate a witness is in the highest standards of the legal profession when engaged in by the moral guardians of he profession. The fact that Ms. Opryszek appears to have a history of such conduct going back to her former employment apparently also is not note worthy when government operates under the theory of "DO NOT CONFUSE ME WITH THE FACTS - I'VE MADE UP MY MIND!" Witness tampering is another serious felony that appears to be common-place in Mr. Jerome Larkin's Attorney Registration and Distortion commission. The fact that undisclosed public funds are being spent by this Administrative agency has other serious consequences that should be the subject of an honest complete and comprehensive investigation. With the Nadir of the legal profession sending the standards of conduct for the 2nd oldest profession it is no wonder that the public has so low an opinion of lawyers. With Larkin teaching ethics as part of Continuing legal education the comedy continues. Mr. Holder - this stuff is actually happening! The Saga of the Justice System in Illinois is a National Joke! The WAR ON THE ELDERLY AND THE DISABLED is being prosecuted more diligently that any of the recent wars America has been engaged in around the world. We do not need terrorists to destroy America - we have JEROME LARKIN and his ilk who are boring from within at the backbone of our democracy! The situation is f--king intolerable! Kenneth Karl Ditkowsky