Good news on Tim Lahrman–disability rights activist

>> Tim is in great spirits!  The email I received indicated that he was in court at 6am with the public defender, whom had not previously even met him and knew nothing about his disabilities or the case. so she was admonished or instructed to go meet with her client and prepare for the next hearing April 11. She is apparently going on vacation tomorrow?  Tim said sucks to be her and the joke was on her when  the judge suggested she best meet with Tim BECAUSE OF ALL OF THE LETTERS THEY HAVE RECEIVED AND PHONE CALLLS OF INDIVIDUALS WANTING TO KNOW ABOUT HIS WELLBEING.
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>> from Tim “jackassery at its finest”  We move forward.
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Protecting the Disabled–a Cry for help and Tim Lahrman

As many of you are aware by now, Tim Lahrman, a champion for the disabled who has written scores of pleadings for people victimized by corrupt courts and with no place to turn because they take all the victim’s money, has been picked up by the Indiana police for 17 year old warrants and a DSL or driving on a suspended license.

We have heard that 17 years ago, he was arrested for an MJ charge he never showed up for, well, it’s been 17 years and the limitations period is over.  Even if that is not true, the reality is, most states have medical MJ so if Tim is using that to self medicate depression, again, who cares.  It is well known right now that MJ is an excellent treatment for pain, seizures, depression, anorexia, cancer and a whole host of medical conditions and that is why most likely it was banned.

Tim needs our support right now.  I’m not sure how the State of Indiana can pick up someone who is a ward of the state and then not contact the guardian and not have the guardian present during an arraignment and all hearings. That is what a guardian is for because Tim is  legally a non entity.  The State of Indiana has not done that.  Pretty much, his guardian hasn’t shown up for anything and he lingers in jail because the State doesn’t know what to do with a ward of the state.

And if you don’t think that screwing up people’s human and civil rights never happens in the US, take a look at this case:

http://www.oddee.com/item_98768.aspx

and my favorite, an Oregon man held for 900 days without commiting any crime whatsoever:

http://www.oregonlive.com/portland/index.ssf/2015/03/oregon_man_commits_no_crime_bu.html

Please write, call and hound the authorities to release him on his old warrant and get the guardian to do his job and get Tim out of there.

Tim recently filed briefs at the 7th circuit to demand ADA compliance for persons facing foreclosure and give them more time and more assistance with their cases.  He is a known activist, and like Bettie Jones, the activist from Chicago, shot in the neck “accidentally” by the police, we want to keep him safe.

Everyone pretty much knows that being an activist in this field is dangerous.  There are a lot of people who don’t want to shut off the money stream and/or go to prison.  Many of you have voiced your concern for Tim being picked up on a bogus, outdated warrant was due to the fact that to provide assistance to the elderly and disabled during foreclosures would cost the banks dearly and they don’t want that.

Tim wrote a  great brief so let’s make sure he stays safe.  Phone numbers and more information is below:

Dear Mr. Maley,
The saga of Tim Lehrman is well known in your county as one of the dark moments.   It started with a business take=over.   Rather than use the conventional method of dissolving a partnership, Mr. Lahrman’s partner used a version of the Chicago method.   Using clout and a little grease Tim was declared incompetent.  A guardian was appointed and the business was sold.  When the economic incentive disappeared the guardian abandoned his ward without a properly noticed finally accounting and an order terminating the guardianship and restoring Tim to being a “person.”     
Thus, Tim became the youngest person to be ‘elder cleansed.’   Stripped of his substantial estate, Tim fought to protect the elderly and the disabled from similar outrages such as he was and is enduring.
About a week ago, friends who Tim had assisted in resisting the American Holocaust and the great American cover=up once again was victimized.   He was picked up by the local police department on what appears to be illegal warrants relating to offenses that occurred 17 years ago.   As Tim at all times relevant has been a resident of the county, it is obvious to us that 18 USCA 241, 242, 371 were violated (see also 42 USCA 1983).   The details of Tim’s incarceration are still being investigated but we do know that Tim was seized, placed in jail, denied competent counsel, denied bail, and denied the reasonable accommodations required under the Americans With Disabilities Act.   (The fact that Tim is competent means nothing as the Indiana Court has corruptly declared him to be incompetent)
We have appealed to the local authorities to do what is right and to re-mediate what appears to be a serious assault on Tim’s Constitutional Rights.
For you information, I’ve copied a portion of the blog MaryGSykes, to wit:

Why is Tim Lahrman a “disabled adult” in Indiana–read his press release!

Posted on  January 22, 2015
Tim Lahrman is one of the most intelligent, thinking and philosophical persons I know.  His cognitive skills are excellent and have been through the many years that I and others have known him.  But, back when he was young, he built up a very successful and profitable electrnoics business.  He ran it successfully.  Bad news for him, he had an evil greedy brother with an evil greedy attorney and a rubber stamping court. So despite his prowess and business accumen, that meant nothing to a probate judge and next thing he knows, at approx. age 21, he is stamped a “disabled adult”, primarily due to the fact that the court was told he uses cannibis setiva for recreational purposes.  Now coming to the age when medical marijuana is starting to become a right and a recognized and effective treatment and cure for problems from depression and anxiety to cancer, and it it generally perceived as quite safe in use, the faud on the court of Tim Larhman being adjuicated disabled is fairly absurd and bespeaks very little about the Indiana probate system as being a massive, decades long fraud on the court.  Since his brother stripped every dime out of that business, together with court connected attorneys, and drove the business into the ground quickly,   Tim has dedicated his life to writing briefs, complaints, grievances and other advocacy items for probate victims and their terrorized families.
Recently, he has filed an Americans With Disabilities complaint in Federal Court in Indiana, an excellent pleading that even many highly skilled attorneys would be jealous of.  I will try to publish the complaint so that it helps other court victims in similar situations.
Here is his intelligent, well written Press Relase concerning his case.  Whatever the
State of Indiana thinks about him is “disabled” is light years from reality.  It bespeaks the ramapant corruption of probate laws when used in probate court where black can be white and all the judges and court connected attorneys will pat themselves on the back making such a superior agreement between themselves.
Tim L. and I am here to say the corruption of probate law usage has no clothes.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 21, 2015
Elkhart Indiana: DISABLED RESIDENT SUES TO BE INCLUDED
Not many people want to be named in a lawsuit but such is not the case for Elkhart County resident Tim Lahrman — he has sued to be included. That’s right, he has sued because he wants to be sued and in an odd twist of justice Lahrman, who is disabled, has sued the Elkhart County Superior Court No. 2 (Stephen R. Bowers, Judge) for excluding him from participating in an ongoing lawsuit involving Lahrman’s Elkhart home and residence of twenty-two-plus (22+) years.
Title II of the Americans’ With Disabilities Act 1990* (“ADA”) prohibits state and local governments from discriminating against the disabled and excluding the disabled from an equal opportunity to access, participate in, benefit from and effectively communicate with, any of the “services, programs and activities” of a public entity – the state and local courts included. In a 2011 Title II ADA case involving the City of LaPorte, U.S. District Court Chief Judge Robert L. Miller, Jr. agreed with those disabled plaintiffs, who were suing over access to city sidewalks, and found that “everything government does is a program, service and activity of a public entity.” The ADA is not so completely one-sided however and there are exceptions and affirmative defenses recognized by the ADA which in fact limit a public entity’s liability under the ADA but, by and large, the U.S. Supreme Court has said, “[I]n sum, Title II requires … special accommodations for disabled persons in virtually every interaction they have with the State.”
Filed on January 20, 2015 in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Indiana, South Bend Division, Lahrman’s lawsuit did not stop with just Judge Bowers and the Elkhart Superior Court No. 2, Lahrman likewise sued the Elkhart County Circuit Court and Judge Terry Shewmaker who Lahrman says in his lawsuit – excluded Lahrman, because of his disability, from equal access to participate in equally, benefit equally from and effectively communicate equally effectively with, the services programs and activities of the public entity Elkhart County Circuit Court. The lawsuit also names defendant the Chief Judge of the Indiana Court of Appeals, the State of Indiana, the Office of Indiana Attorney General and the Indiana Supreme Court Division of State Court Administration which, according to Lahrman’s lawsuit, “serves the public in a consumer protection capacity by administratively regulating Indiana attorneys and judges so as to ensure for the Indiana public an educationally qualified and professionally competent judiciary” – a responsibility that according to Lahrman the state of Indiana as a public entity is failing miserably where disability discrimination and ADA compliance are involved.
In the ninety-plus (90+) page federal lawsuit filed by Lahrman who has no attorney and is appearing pro se in representation of himself, in addition to the Title II disability discrimination claims against state and local public entities Lahrman also sued the Federal National Mortgage Association (“Fannie Mae”), Ocwen Loan Servicing, LLC and Green Tree Servicing LLC (as successors of GMAC Mortgage LLC) for; violations of the Fair Housing Act; violations of both
federal and state consumer protection laws; and, as relating to Fannie Mae, for violations of the Housing and Economic Recovery Act 2008 (“HERA”).
The case of Timothy J. Lahrman v. Elkhart County Superior Court No. 2, Stephen R. Bowers, Judge, et al. [Case No. 3:15-cv-026] will be one worth watching for it may well have far reaching implications for both the community of disabled individuals and American homeowners all across the nation. Residing quietly in the Michiana community since 1989 Lahrman has dedicated his retired life to the study and research of both the history and law of guardianship/conservatorship. Lahrman is among the nation’s leading advocates working for reform and accountability in the law and practice of guardianship/conservatorship which according to Lahrman is an experience he would not wish on his own worst enemy. According to Lahrman more than a million American adults are under guardianship/conservatorship is every state in the country and in ever y state in the country families are crying foul – just as are the shareholders in Fannie Mae crying foul — about the conservatorships/guardianships that are so negatively impacting the lives of millions of Americans.
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Pursuant to 18 USCA 4 I have forwarded the information concerning the Tim Lahrman affair to the Justice Department and the Federal Law Enforcement authorities (FBI).

—– Forwarded Message —–
From: ginny johnson <ginny.johnsoncheeserings@gmail.com>
To: Candice Schwager <schwagerlawfirm@live.com>; kenneth ditkowsky <kenditkowsky@yahoo.com>; RosANNa Miller <prov2828@hotmail.com>; Bev Cooper <bev.cooperscorner@yahoo.com>; Cynthia Stephens <cynthiastphns@gmail.com>; “writejanet@live.com” <writejanet@live.com>
Sent: Thursday, March 31, 2016 1:00 PM
Subject: Fwd: Public Records
Would Someone answer Mark Maley Please-
 Read below the email I just received FYI
———- Forwarded message ———-
From: Mark Maley <mmaley@elkharttruth.com>
Date: Thu, Mar 31, 2016 at 1:55 PM
Subject: RE: Public Records
To: ginny johnson <ginny.johnsoncheeserings@gmail.com>

I would be nice if someone told us what this is about….
 
Mark Maley
Elkhart Truth
 
 
From: ginny johnson [mailto:ginny.johnsoncheeserings@gmail.com]
Sent: Thursday, March 31, 2016 1:36 PM
To: Pete VanBaalen <pvanbaalen@elkharttruth.com>; Melodie Halvorsen <mhalvorsen@elkharttruth.com>; Mark Maley <mmaley@elkharttruth.com>; Dan Spalding <dspalding@elkharttruth.com>
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Subject: Public Records
 
From Roanna –
 
 
 
 
From: prov2828@hotmail.com
To: cynthiastphns@gmail.comkenditkowsky@yahoo.comschwagerlawfirm@live.com;joanne@justice4every1.com
Subject: RE: Did you see this? Re: Tim L. media contacts from your list Rosanna. Here is what I found. All here!
Date: Thu, 31 Mar 2016 12:43:56 -0400
OK FOLKS make those phones light up, see below… Call everyday ask why we were refused public records. This is the way it is done. Thanks Cynthia for the leg work!!!! If we did this for Dad he would be alive today. I guarantee it.
 
Remember the battle of Athens???? Or the Hangman????
 
BTW so far I PICK Tim, Linda, Candice, Cynthia, Pete, Keith, Kev, Ginny (and other et.als) to be on MY team. 
 
The other team can have Gloria….lol…..
 
 
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Sidney Powell’s Book Licensed to Lie–problems in FBI

http://kfyo.com/sydney-powell-discusses-new-book-licensed-to-lie-on-chad-hasty-show/

Sidney Powell Discusses New Book “Licensed to Lie” on Chad Hasty Show

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Former assistant attorney Sidney Powell, appeared on the Chad Hasty Show to discuss her new book Licensed to Lie that exposed corruption in the US Department of Justice through true stories and personal accounts.

Before becoming an author, Sidney Powell was a federal prosecutor for more than ten years in the U.S. justice system for three different districts and nine district attorneys covering both republican and democrat parties.

In the book, which she describes as a legal thriller, Powell discusses the corruption she personally witnessed while involved in the U.S. justice system and what she calls “cruel, illegal, and unethical” practices being used by prosecutors in the  Justice Department.

“It’s a book a prayed I’d never have to write- I did have to write it, because despite ten years of litigation, basically. . . we could not get the system to work like it should have. And injustice is something I have no tolerance for.”

With the new book, Powell hopes to bring national attention to the wide-spread corruption of the U.S. Justice Department. In the interview, Powell discussed the various cases that she covers in her book that demonstrate wide spread corruption in high profile court cases. She also explained how the book covers the extreme and devastating personal tolls that federal criminal prosecution can have on individuals and families involved.

She accounts her attempts to meet with various Department of Justice officials such as Attorney General Eric Holder, to try and bring those responsible for corruption to justice, but Holder is said to have ultimately ignored her, despite previous promises that Holder was going to clean up the department. When recalling interactions with Holder on a specific case, Powell said,

“I went to DC for a meeting with his[Holder] subordinates. . . he refused to meet with us, of course. . . They treated us with such hostility in the meeting that it was clear nothing was going to be done about it.”

 

Powell also discusses an important legislative bill brought to the U.S. Congress back in 2012, called the Fairness and Disclosure of Evidence Act.  She says that despite wide-spread support of the bill by many organizations, it’s been pending in Congress for years only because the Justice Department openly opposes it. She also said the current politicization of the U.S. Justice Department is the worst she’s seen, and that it may be the most corrupt in American history.

“I just think the truth has to be told. The only way to make this country better is to face the truth, identify what our mistakes are and correct them. . . You’ve got to own up to whatever is wrong and fix it.”

Sidney Powell will have a book signing event at the Barnes and Noble in the South Plains Mall in Lubbock today, May 28th from 3:00p.m. to 6:00p.m. At the event, Powell will sign copies of her book that are purchased and answer questions.

For more information on Sidney Powell and her new book, visit her website.

Listen to the full interview:

(Click on the link to be taken to the interview and see what’s really up with the DOJ and why it seems that they’re not listening to the uproad on this blog, NASGA, Catherine Falk, Probate Sharks, etc.
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Special Sale–John Howard Wyman’s Bood Against her Will — $15 Paypal/Quickpay

A cautionary tale of elder abuse and the system that perpetuates it. Two years ago John Wyman’s mother Carol walked out of a nursing home in Rockford, Illinois. She had been placed there for the convenience of others, not for her own well-being and had suffered mentally, physically and emotionally. When she ended up at John’s home outside of Aspen, Colorado his journey began. Hairdresser by trade, rebel at heart, John took on the challenges of dealing with nursing homes, courts and family members to provide the best possible situation for his mother. What he experienced woke him up to the inequities and injustices lurking in the systems which have been established to help our older population. He decided to share his story to make us all aware of the catastrophic possibilities that lie in wait if we don’t take action to change these systems. A must read for all who may become old.

Please email me your $15 payment (which includes Shipping and Handling) to joanne@denisonlaw.com.  You can pay via Chase Quick Pay (does not require a Chase account to pay), text me a check at 773-255-7608 or Paypal me.  All proceeds go to Justice 4 Every 1, NFP.

The book is an excellent read and below is my review:

on August 18, 2012
I just got done reading Mr. Wyman’s book and I am utterly amazed at how much he was able to accomplish in the Illinois Probate System. On the 18th floor of the Daley Center in Chicago, it is equally corrupt. Far too many GAL’s and probate attorneys churn the bill, create conflict and agony in a family rather than bringing them all together and obtaining a consensus on care for grandma and grandpa.
The nursing home and elder care services are often wired in and corrupt, charging excessive fees and sometimes whatever they want to churn huge profits. The judges get campaign contributions from the attorneys and wired in nursing homes and elder care services appearing before them.
Mr. Wyman is completely correct in saying that a family home should NEVER be sold to pay for any attorney fees, elder care services required by the probate court, and I have a list of oh so much more on my blog at […] From the get go, that pot of cash creates a huge incentive for the GAL’s and the nursing homes to churn up discord which directly relates to fees for all the attorneys.
You need to protect yourself from Probate and the evil that happens there too frequently. Use advance directives and get a skilled attorney. Watch out for the relative that petitions first but is greedy and estranged from the family.
There should be more, so much more, put in place to protect the elderly from the nursing home business and ensure they can stay in their homes without fear of a sale until both husband and wife pass and all other dependents such as grandchildren and disabled persons they were caring for.
Today, you walk into Probate court and you see a whole lot of evil. Judges summarily ordering out dependent relatives in wheel chairs (totally illegal), judges appointing family members as guardian who were actually estranged from the senior! Judges that never ask prior to an appointment, “did you serve notice of the Motion to Appoint a Guardian on all close relatives-adult siblings and children-14 days prior to this hearing.” How about, do you even know who all the adult siblings and children are? You can’t appoint a guardian without proper service and notice, but it happens.
All kinds of evil and greed goes on and the wolves are guarding this chicken house.
Mr. Wyman gives a lot of good tips and tricks on how to make your life easier in Probate, so it’s an excellent read to anyone facing Probate and a disabled senior.
Highly recommended and 90% accurate–which is excellent for a layperson.
The real key reason Mr. Wyman did so well in Probate 1) his father (the guardian) was infirm himself and had no way to fight a probate proceeding because he was in a nursing home himself, otherwise an extended fight between siblings could go on for years; and 2) he researched, researched, researched anything and everything. As in all cases, if you go to court by yourself, expect to do hours and hours of research to be successful.
Good for you Mr. Wyman, you are true inspiration for change in the Probate system and in federal laws to protect grandma and grandpa.
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Against Her Will by John Howard Wyman

Business as Usual: Lawyer Lies Kill and the Bar Excuses them

From the Wall Street Journal today, where thousands of faulty ignition switches failed and GM lawyers did not inform the public or authorities of this dangerous product in a dangerous condition:

http://www.wsj.com/article_email/michigan-won-t-discipline-lawyers-in-gm-ignition-case-1459080002-lMyQjAxMTE2NDI5ODEyMzgxWj

Jay Gass, a Tennessee retiree, asked Michigan’s Attorney Grievance Commission to launch the probes and suggested the former employees be stripped of their state law licenses, the documents show. Mr. Gass’s 27-year-old daughter died in 2014 in a car with the faulty switch after GM failed for more than a decade to recall vehicles with the safety defect, now linked to 124 deaths.

The back-and-forth is part of the fallout from GM’s ignition-switch crisis that continues to reverberate, even after the Detroit auto maker reached settlements with the U.S. Justice Department, shareholders and thousands of consumers totaling more than $2 billion. Jurors will deliberate as soon as this week in an ignition-switch trial under way in a New York federal court, and GM faces other probes two years after recalling roughly 2.6 million older vehicles with the defective part.

GM’s safety crisis sparked debate over lawyers’ obligations to sound alarms on the defective switches, which can slip from the run position and disable safety features including air bags. Some GM lawyers reviewed and settled cases involving the switch that didn’t reach senior executives’ desks for years, according to a company-commissioned report by former U.S. attorney Anton Valukas.

Deciding to Settle

GM lawyers and other employees for years reviewed numerous fatal car-accident cases linked to a defective ignition switch and air bags that failed to deploy.

  • GM paid a $900 million penalty in September to settle a Justice Department criminal investigation and admitted to misleading regulators and consumers about the switch.

Since when do GM lawyers get to lie to government authorities about the quality of their products?  When did this change in the law occur.  Of course, lawyers can make reasonable statements zealously to aide their clients, but if you look at the Model Code of Professional Conduct, where is it written that lawyers can lie to the authorities, especially when it results in thousands of dangerous car crashes and at least 124 reported deaths?

From the Illinois Code of Professional Responsibility:

ARTICLE VIII.  ILLINOIS RULES OF PROFESSIONAL CONDUCT OF 2010

 

 

PREAMBLE: A LAWYER’S RESPONSIBILITIES

 

[1] A lawyer, as a member of the legal profession, is a representative of clients, an officer of the legal system and a public citizen having special responsibility for the quality of justice.
[2] As a representative of clients, a lawyer performs various functions. As advisor, a lawyer provides a client with an informed understanding of the client’s legal rights and obligations and explains their practical implications. As advocate, a lawyer zealously asserts the client’s position under the rules of the adversary system. As negotiator, a lawyer seeks a result advantageous to the client but consistent with requirements of honest dealings with others. As an evaluator, a lawyer acts by examining a client’s legal affairs and reporting about them to the client or to others.
[3] In addition to these representational functions, a lawyer may serve as a third-party neutral, a nonrepresentational role helping the parties to resolve a dispute or other matter. Some of these Rules apply directly to lawyers who are or have served as third-party neutrals. See, e.g., Rules 1.12 and 2.4. In addition, there are Rules that apply to lawyers who are not active in the practice of law or to practicing lawyers even when they are acting in a nonprofessional capacity. For example, a lawyer who commits fraud in the conduct of a business is subject to discipline for engaging in conduct involving dishonesty, fraud, deceit or misrepresentation. See Rule 8.4.
[4] In all professional functions a lawyer should be competent, prompt and diligent. A lawyer should maintain communication with a client concerning the representation. A lawyer should keep in confidence information relating to representation of a client except so far as disclosure is required or permitted by the Rules of Professional Conduct or other law.
[5] A lawyer’s conduct should conform to the requirements of the law, both in professional service to clients and in the lawyer’s business and personal affairs. A lawyer should use the law’s procedures only for legitimate purposes and not to harass or intimidate others. A lawyer should demonstrate respect for the legal system and for those who serve it, including judges, other lawyers and public officials. While it is a lawyer’s duty, when necessary, to challenge the rectitude of official action, it is also a lawyer’s duty to uphold legal process.
[6] As a public citizen, a lawyer should seek improvement of the law, access to the legal system, the administration of justice and the quality of service rendered by the legal profession. As a member of a learned profession, a lawyer should cultivate knowledge of the law beyond its use for clients, employ that knowledge in reform of the law and work to strengthen legal education. In addition, a lawyer should further the public’s understanding of and confidence in the rule of law and the justice system because legal institutions in a constitutional democracy depend on popular participation and support to maintain their authority.
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[7] Many of a lawyer’s professional responsibilities are prescribed in the Rules of Professional Conduct, as well as substantive and procedural law. However, a lawyer is also guided by personal conscience and the approbation of professional peers. A lawyer should strive to attain the highest level of skill, to improve the law and the legal profession and to exemplify the legal profession’s ideals of public service.
[8] A lawyer’s responsibilities as a representative of clients, an officer of the legal system and a public citizen are usually harmonious. Thus, when an opposing party is well represented, a lawyer can be a zealous advocate on behalf of a client and at the same time assume that justice is being done. So also, a lawyer can be sure that preserving client confidences ordinarily serves the public interest because people are more likely to seek legal advice, and thereby heed their legal obligations, when they know their communications will be private.
[9] In the nature of law practice, however, conflicting responsibilities are encountered. Virtually all difficult ethical problems arise from conflict between a lawyer’s responsibilities to clients, to the legal system and to the lawyer’s own interest in remaining an ethical person while earning a satisfactory living. The Rules of Professional Conduct often prescribe terms for resolving such conflicts. Within the framework of these Rules, however, many difficult issues of professional discretion can arise. Such issues must be resolved through the exercise of sensitive professional and moral judgment guided by the basic principles underlying the Rules. These principles include the lawyer’s obligation zealously to protect and pursue a client’s legitimate interests, within the bounds of the law, while maintaining a professional, courteous and civil attitude toward all persons involved in the legal system.
[10] The legal profession is largely self-governing. Although other professions also have been granted powers of self-government, the legal profession is unique in this respect because of the close relationship between the profession and the processes of government and law enforcement. This connection is manifested in the fact that ultimate authority over the legal profession is vested largely in the courts.
[11] To the extent that lawyers meet the obligations of their professional calling, the occasion for government regulation is obviated. Self-regulation also helps maintain the legal profession’s independence from government domination. An independent legal profession is an important force in preserving government under law, for abuse of legal authority is more readily challenged by a profession whose members are not dependent on government for the right to practice.
[12] The legal profession’s relative autonomy carries with it special responsibilities of self-government. The profession has a responsibility to assure that its regulations are conceived in the public interest and not in furtherance of parochial or self-interested concerns of the bar. Every lawyer is responsible for observance of the Rules of Professional Conduct. A lawyer should also aid in securing their observance by other lawyers. Neglect of these responsibilities compromises the independence of the profession and the public interest which it serves.
[13] Lawyers play a vital role in the preservation of society. The fulfillment of this role requires an understanding by lawyers of their relationship to our legal system. The Rules of Professional Conduct, when properly applied, serve to define that relationship.

 

From Ken Ditkowsky — the US is under attack from within!

To: Glenda Martinez <glenest03@yahoo.com>, Cynthia Stephens <cynthiastphns1@aol.com>, Eliot Bernstein <iviewit7@gmail.com>,………
Subject: DOES ANYONE KNOW OF AN ATTORNEY WHO CAN HELP Glenda Martinez (Florida) or Tim Lahrman (Indiana) or Angelina Woodhull – or any of the other victims and/or family members of this elder cleansing scandal.
Date: Mar 27, 2016 3:39 PM
Help is needed NOW! 
 
 America is under attack!   Citizens are being deprived of their liberty, property and human rights by corrupt judges, judicial officials etc
 
Ms. Woodhull, Mrs. Martinez, Mr. Lahrman’s ******cases are bizarre!   It is amazing that such atrocities could occur in the United States of America.   These cases indicate an gross breakdown to the RULE OF LAW and demonstrate to the world that America in the 21st Century has little respect for the Constitution, propriety, or honor!    
I am calling on all honest public officials to join with us and drive the miscreants from the courthouse and restore America’s core values.    
It is amazing that calling attention to the felonies of elder cleansing (i.e. elder abuse/exploitation/isolation and forfeiture of human and civil rights of a senior citizen by a corrupt court acting unconstitutionally) should be equated to yelling fire in a crowded theater.  (This is exactly what Jerome Larkin administrator of the Illinois attorney disciplinary commission (IARDC) did – and was supported by the Illinois Supreme Court).     
 
Let me make it clear –  America is in real trouble and we all stand to lose our freedom if we as a Nation to not act now to obviate the cover=up and the felonies being perpetrated against the elderly by corrupt judges, their appointees, co-cooperating lawyers, judicial officials and public officials.    Our law provides remedies, but prohibits ‘self help!’    An emergency exists!    Anyone can be targeted by the miscreants and forfeit all the rights and benefits of citizenship!    Col Smith and his wife (Glenda Martinez) appear to be rule – not the exception.    Mary Sykes lost her life, her property, her humanity **** without due process and every criminal act was ‘covered’ by Court orders signed by dishonest judges who knew or should have known that their actions were wrong, ultra vires, without jurisdiction, and felonies – in violation of ADA    The GAO has exposed in its reports just how widespread this American holocaust has become but so far no government official or agency has come out strongly in favor of the Constitution of the United States of America being the protection of all citizens.    Even admissions by Omnicare, Seth Gillman, Dr. Rothstein **** of severe wrongdoing are surpressed by the media and corrupt government officials.
 
As a Happy Easter present to America did our government surrender to North Korea and/or ISIS? 
 
Ken Ditkowsky

Quote from Justice Sherwood 1880 Lawyers must have Free speech and First Amendment Rights

“No class of the community ought to be allowed freer scope in the expression or publication of opinions as to the capacity, impartiality or integrity of judges than members of the bar. They have the best opportunities of observing and forming a correct judgment. They are in constant attendance on the courts. Hundreds of those who are called on to vote never enter a court-house, or if they do, it is only at intervals as jurors, witnesses or parties. To say that an attorney can only act or speak on this subject under liability to be called to account and to be deprived of his profession and livelihood by the very judge or judges whom he may consider it his duty to attack and expose, is a position too monstrous to be entertained for a moment under our present system,”
Justice Sharwood in Ex Parte Steinman and Hensel, 95 Pa 220, 238-39 (1880).