Pro Se Litigant
Pro Se Litigant
During the entire legal saga and aftermath of my elderly father’s criminal indiscretions (see Breached Justice drop down – criminal saga), I obtained and followed the legal advice of multiple attorneys in every effort to save the family assets; all the while suffering personal financial losses and incurring significant personal debt in the form of second and third mortgages in order to manage the Bell family legal crisis.
My legal advisers assured me that any action taken upon the advice of legal counsel was considered taken in “good faith.” I at no time took any action without the advice of counsel nor did my actions deviate from what was advised; the record is replete with evidence of this.
Since the very beginning of the litigation against me in 2001 (see Breached Justice – drop downs – for my case documentation), multiple attorneys have defended me, and my personal legal costs has risen upwards of six figures – all to no avail. In the final months of litigation, due to the financial hardships intentionally caused me I was left with no other choice but to act in pro se capacity (represent myself).
The good news for Pro Se litigants in Louisiana is that the Louisiana Supreme Court recently established a Pro Se task force to investigate the needs of pro se litigants. In all effort to inform the task force, I provided a full copy of three civil suits that I had filed in the federal WDLA jurisdiction in an effort to recover damages, attaching hundreds of public domain pacer records supporting my allegations.
I offered my professional services and advised the task force of my willingness to provide personal testimony about the hardships of acting in pro se capacity; particularly when under the duress of individuals in violations of professional conduct, laws of society. The evidence unfolding on the world wide web corroborates that there exists more than a few corrupt attorneys who are willing to use their almost unlimited resources to do irreparable damage to undeserving individuals. Corruption within judicial systems has long been recognized and certainly noted in the bill H.R. 5219, which was meant to address judicial transparency, was first submitted in 2006. (See link to H.R. 5219).
If you reside in Louisiana, support reform, and believe that judicial transparency is needed, please write to the Louisiana Pro Se Task force; advise them of your particular case and inform them of any abuses you believe you have suffered as a result of acting pro se. Provide the Task Force with the evidence of material facts that support your allegations of abuse.
Although there are many web sites that allege the judicial systems is in need of repair – the cases are individual and the material facts supporting the moral abuse are hidden away in each case and more specifically believed in a protected domain.
Note: As an example of how hidden - my bench book exhibits are HIDDEN behind the file.
We appreciate you lending your voice in an effort to support reform; to make known to the Louisiana Supreme Court the gravity of circumstances by filing your confidential complaint; which hopefully will become apparent when they realize how many cases of abuse occur – and the extent to which lives have been destroyed.
Pro Se Litigants, please support this movement and help us to unlock the mystery of the severity of abuse and number of forms that moral abuse, legal corruption, incompetence and breached justice has taken.
Help us make a difference- add your voice to our effort – sign the “Petition for Change” and by sending the link to all your associates that may have an interest in this cause.
Also see Transparency @ drop down – Bell Transparency Act of 2011 – a proposed bill for submitting for committee review that, if passed into law, would make available ways in which to hold judicial officers responsible for their actions, providing a deterrence to misconduct and stay the case to stop the continuing damages.
La Supreme Court cite – http://www.lasc.org/press_room/press_releases/2009/2009-14.asp
LOUISIANA SUPREME COURT
CONTACT PERSON: VALERIE WILLARD
PUBLIC INFORMATION OFFICER
JUNE 8, 2009
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (as published)
Chief Justice Catherine D. Kitty Kimball announced today that the Louisiana Supreme Court has appointed 16 members who will sit on the newly established Pro Se Litigant Task Force. According to Chief Justice Kimball, the purpose of the committee is to study the issue of pro se, or self represented, litigants and to examine what steps can be taken to assist such litigants and to make appropriate recommendations.
The committee is comprised of judges and lawyers from a wide array of public interest law practice. Judge Harry F. Randow, 9th Judicial District Court, is the Chairman of The Pro Se Litigant Task Force. The other members are: Judge Jerome J. Barbera, III, 17th Judicial District Court; Judge Christopher J. Bruno, Orleans Civil District Court; Judge Scott J. Crichton, 1st Judicial District Court; Bernadette D.Souza, Southeast Louisiana Legal Services; Christy Kane, Louisiana Appleseed; Kathleen McNelis, Louisiana Bar Foundation; Monte T. Mollere, Louisiana State Bar Association-Access to Justice; Mark Moreau, Southeast Louisiana Legal Services; Joseph R. Oelkers, III, Acadiana Legal Services; Judy Pace, Judge Kent D. Savoie, 14th Judicial District Court; Marta Schnabel, Louisiana State Bar Association -Access to Justice; Lisa Stansky, Southeast Louisiana Legal Services-Pro Se Court Project; Judge Stephens H. Winters, 4th Judicial District Court; and Judge Lisa Woodruff-White, East Baton Rouge Family Court.
Posted on: 2009/11/7 20:33