CONSUMER ACCESS …NOT BY EMAIL ANYWAY.....!
The Courts — Here is correspondence I received from the Chief Judge of the Oregon U.S. Bankruptcy Court a few days ago. Mr. Paulson :
“The court does not do business by email, and cannot respond to emailed requests to the Chief Judge or individual judges. Please address your request, in writing, to the Clerk of the Court at 1001 SW 5th Ave., #700, Portland, OR 97204.”
F. R. Alley
All federal courts went online years and years ago:
“Public Access to Court Electronic Records (PACER) is an electronic public access service that allows users to obtain case and docket information from federal appellate, district and bankruptcy courts, and the PACER Case Locator via the Internet. PACER is provided by the federal Judiciary in keeping with its commitment to providing public access to court information via a centralized service.”
So, while all business of the Courts by the Consumer or their lawyers MUST be done online, you may not contact a judge, state or federal, by email. In 2013!!
The Congress Person — While the politician is free to inundate voters with email solicitations for money; you may not email them. To circumvent consumer contact they have two tricks. First, they won’t accept anything from you unless your zip code matches their district. Watching a Texas pol lie on C-Span just now, I wanted to immediately email him to point that lie out. Impossible. The second filter is they make you write into their website box providing your zip code is in their district. They don’t accept emails. (There are ways around these filters, but often require more effort than they are worth—which they know.)
The Business — Recently, I signed up with a new internet vendor. Their initial contact online to me contains a disclaimer that says they do not accept consumer complaints by email. After my service was commenced, I got two ‘chat’ advertisements on my cell phone (which is through a different vendor). A week later I got two email solicitations from the new online vendor. By email!! Ever try to email Google?
Something is rotten in paradise. email@example.com
U.S. Senators of the Senate Judiciary Committee
Dear U.S. Senator :
Brooksley Born warned Congress about the problem of unregulated derivatives markets. That warning went unheeded. This is the aftermath of that mistake.
While I don’t pretend to have the stature of the impressive Ms. Born, I have an equally important message. Through judicial misconduct the federal courts in the Western United States (the Ninth Circuit) are allowing wide-spread bank and lender fraud in homeowner foreclosure cases. My five-year case is summarized in a 60 page report enclosed.
But, there is an even more important example of what I am talking about. It is Natache’s case. Read and weep. Then consider sanctions for those judges who are engaging in this fraud on citizens of America.
Very truly yours,
Lauren /S/ Paulson
FORECLOSURE AND OUR LEGAL PROFESSION IN THE LAND OF OZ
The 2008 Economy Cripples the Legal Profession’s Facade like a Kansas Hurricane ----in
The Land of OZ
Chapter 1 -- The Witch Steals her dog Toto Without providing Dorothy with Due Process.
There is much to be learned from Judy Garland and her 1939 movie, The Wizard of Oz, which was judged one of the ‘Top 10 Best Movies of All Time’. Some of what follows might be familiar to those like me who watch this masterpiece often. If you also know the legal profession; much will ring too true for you comparing foreclosures with The Wizard of Oz movie.
THE LAND OF OZ
Kansas farmgirl Dorothy Gale lives with her Aunt Em, Uncle Henry and farmhands called Hunk, Zeke and Hickory. Dorothy has already had an encounter with the Wicked Witch of the West. She gets little attention and is told to stay out of the way because the Aunt Em’s farm incubator has malfunctioned and some of the chickens are dying.
Land owner Miss Gulch (The Wicked Witch of the West) arrives at the farm demanding that Dorothy's pet dog Toto be destroyed alleging Toto bit her. Miss (witch) Gulch then presents them with a sheriff's order that allows her to take Toto, threatening to take away the Gale farm if they don't comply with her Order of confiscation and prospective execution of Toto.
THE REAL WORLD
The foreclosure tsunami has horribly exposed the soft underbelly of incompetence and corruption in the Legal Profession. The lessons to be learned are found in sharp comparison with the movie The Wizard of Oz.
As indicated, the movie opens with Dorothy anguishing in the legal field of torts. Her dog Toto has bitten the the leg of the Wicked Witch of the West. Like real life, the lonely citizen, Dorothy, is ignored by the adults in the room. As in many foreclosures, Ms. Witch has already slithered into a courtroom and obtained a Court Order requiring Dorothy to turn over Toto to Ms. Witch for extermination. Without prior notice to Dorothy.
Real life shows similar corruptions of the system. Banks were tired of paying legal fees and affording citizens legal protections, so lenders convinced legislatures to allow non-judicial foreclosures. By this legal artifice, banks are able to kick citizens out of there homes without judges and courts even being involved.
In the dark humor department, when it turns out that the banks were even doing NONjudicial foreclosues wrong, by not recording their foreclosures in the County Recorders Office as required by law, they were facile. Without an ounce of shame, they advised the leaders of the Legal Profession that they would now do judicial foreclosures after all. That recording requirement with the County, you see, is not required in judicial foreclosures. Ponder, for a moment, that crucial issue of notice--missing to Dorothy’s family and missing to foreclosure victims.
Here is why the movie, the Wizard of Oz puts a smile on my face. In the movie, Toto thinks better of his captive situation with the mean ol’ Wicked Witch of the West and slips out of her bike’s back carriage door while being evicted off the farm by The Witch.
This is what is funny. When banks told federal judges that they really wanted to do judicial foreclosures in state court after all -- there is an escape hatch totally ignored by Oregon foreclosure lawyers, and worse; foreclosure judges. What is being ignored, is the fact that the plainly stated law that says that once primary jurisdiction is established in federal court over the Res (the Property), then that federal court must retain that primary jurisdiction. It can’t let the banks make the same escape out the back doors like Toto did. It is against the law. But all federal judges are allowing it. Against the law.
THE TASK HERE
The task here is to get your attention. Through the Wizard of Oz allegory we will demonstrate here that all the judges in Oregon have it wrong in the field of foreclosures. All of them. We will carefully demonstrate where and how---right here in the Chapters to come. Right here. In the meantime, your assignment is to read this case. Then we will move on to Chapter 2 in the Land of Oz.
Love With a Necessary Stranger-----------
“I don’t know if I will ever be with a woman again”
He said, looking at my reaction carefully.
His calculation comes with the realization of mortality.....times two.
The soft touch, sotto voce, a little attention.
A studied calculation.
Trapped by circumstances, she and I. Trapped in our own little personal way; too personal to really share.
A treasure to be found........they are not just lying around.
It could even be a considered collaboration.
Defense Strategies for WSBA Attorney Discipline Actions
January 18, 2014 - 8:15 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Presented by WA Consortium on Constitutional Affairs
Thanks to all for your interest and participation in the 1st Seminar. As usual, strict confidentiality will be maintained.
Rules for the Enforcement of Lawyer Conduct (ELCs);
and the WA Supreme Court;
We’ll review serious ABA criticisms and suggestions to improve the WA system which
have been disregarded;
the office of disciplinary counsel;
Disciplinary actions. Bar will charge for attorney fees and transcripts.
of present suits against Disciplinary counsel;
against a Respondent or in his/her favor. (There are more than the RPCs and ELCs);
between alleged violations and suggested penalties;
Board of Governors.