PUBLIC COMMITTEE ON ATTORNEY CONDUCT
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For Immediate Release
Public Committee on Attorney Conduct Asks Immediate Congressional Hearings into Actions of Federal Judges Blocking Series of Cases Against New York Bar Disciplinary Committee
PCAC Calls Actions of Federal District Court Judges Shira Sheindlin and Thomas P. Griesa Derailing Series of Citizen Lawsuits Against New York Bar Review Committee Blatant Attempts to Cover-Up Official Corruption
New York, NY. Public Committee on Attorney Conduct (PCAC) has issued an immediate call for Congressional Hearings to review the concerted actions of federal District Court judges designed to shut down lawsuits charging New York Appellate Division Bar Disciplinary Committee with official corruption.
PCAC has issued the following statement in response to the recent federal court actions:
Public Committee on Attorney Conduct (PCAC) requests that the United States Senate and House Judiciary Committees and the U.S. Judicial Conference undertake an immediate review of the actions of Federal District Court Judges Thomas P. Griesa and Shira Sheindlin in blocking a series of citizen lawsuits charging the New York State Bar Disciplinary Committee with official corruption. The series of court actions showed clear evidence of corruption of the Departmental Disciplinary Committee in covering up the criminal and ethical violations of attorneys by disregarding allegations ranging from concealment of evidence, obstruction of justice, sexual assault by attorneys, pilfering of estates by attorneys, abuse of power, conspiracy and repeated violations of Constitutional rights. The judges in question halted the series of citizen lawsuits without benefit of hearing, and in some cases without reviewing the plaintiffs’ pleadings.
In announcing the issuance of the Committee’s statement, John T. Whitely, Chairman of the PCAC Organizing Committee, stated, “We now see that the bench-bar power structure in New York State is hard at work drawing up the wagons to defeat citizen efforts seeking a wide ranging reform that is long overdue. The most recent actions of federal judges using their authority to deny plaintiffs their day in court seeking to expose a continuing pattern of official corruption cannot be permitted. It is now time for the Congress to get involved in this critical court reform process.“
Public Committee on Attorney Conduct has been organized to review both past and present cases brought before the New York State grievance committees to provide an independent review and analysis of attorney complaints, and issue proposed findings. With respect to past cases, the PCAC is particularly interested in hearing from persons who maintain that they have been treated unfairly and unjustly by the disciplinary committees. As part of its initial efforts, the new committee is seeking documentation of all complaints against attorneys dating to January 1,1988.
John T. Whitely
Chairman Executive Search Committee
Public Committee on Attorney Conduct
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New York, New York 10022
Expose Corrupt Courts
William J. Hallenbeck
Litigation Recovery Trust
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New York, New York 10022
About Public Committee on Attorney Conduct
The newly formed Public Committee On Attorney Conduct will review both past and present cases brought before the New York State grievance committees to provide an independent review and analysis of the facts, and issue proposed findings. With respect to past cases, the committee will hear from persons who maintain that they have been treated unfairly and unjustly by the state disciplinary committees. As part of its initial efforts, the new committee is actively seeking documentation of all complaints against any attorneys dating to January 1, 1988. Public Committee On Attorney Conduct will include as members individuals, who through their personal and professional lives have established a reputation of responsibility and fairness. While attorneys will be available to the PCAC as advisers, all voting members issuing formal reports and decisions will be non attorneys. PCAC is the first such lawyer conduct review organization in the U.S. to be controlled solely by non attorneys.
About Litigation Recovery Trust
Founded in 1995, Litigation Recovery Trust is a New York based claims and rights administration organization. LRT pursues claims and causes of action worldwide, and processes single and group litigation claims, as well as general rights fees and awards. LRT also participates in legislative and administrative initiatives designed to protect or advance individual claims and rights.
About Integrity in the Courts Blog
Integrity in the Courts is a daily Internet blog, which focuses on ethical and legal issues related to the administration of justice nationwide. Issues impacting both the judiciary and the bar are examined, including compliance with codes of judicial conduct, and codes of professional responsibility. Violations of law and failure to abide by codes of conduct are monitored, together with actions leading to disciplinary rulings, including attorney admonishments, reprimands, censures, suspensions and court ordered losses of licenses to practice law.
About Expose Corrupt Courts
Since beginning publication in March 2007, Expose Corrupt Courts has become one of the leading sources of both public and inside information concerning bench and bar misconduct. While the blog focuses primary attention on the court system of New York State, it regularly covers stories of interest throughout the U.S. Expose Corrupt Courts has led coverage of the massive corruption charges that have been filed against the attorney grievance committees in New York resulting in the filing of over a dozen law suits with the federal district court in Manhattan.