"The Amnesty 'window' will be narrow," says the source. "Andrew's pretty serious about a real shake up, and he will not give state workers, including judges, more than 60 days to 'come clean.'" The plan, dubbed "CAP" (Cuomo's Amnesty Program) by AG lawyers, is said to specifically include all attorneys admitted to practice in New York, whether or not they are state employed. "Heads will role once the Amnesty Program ends," adds the source.
Below, we re-post our Thursday, June 14, 2007, "Memo #1 to Chief Administrative Judge Pfau"
Thursday, June 14, 2007
Memo #1 to Chief Administrative Judge Pfau...
On June 14th we began the collaborative process of memoralizing our constructive thoughts to Chief Administrative Judge Pfau. And continuing on a regular basis, we will send Judge Pfau a collection of suggestions intent on improving our courts.
**Below is FINAL MEMO #1 sent to Judge Pfau June 18, 2007**
Also, included in our memos will be various subjects, including our request for updates as to issues addressed in this forum. Your constructive comments will be sent along with the memo. In commenting on this post, please keep it clean and constructive; vent, etc. on other posts, please. Our Memos are meant to HELP the court system for everyone. (this is a work in progress, and information is taken from positive comments and suggestions emailed to us)
To: Hon. Chief Administrative Judge Ann T. Pfau
Date: Monday, June 18, 2007
RE: SUGGESTIONS FOR CONSIDERATION
Dear Honorable Chief Administrative Judge Pfau:
Every law-abiding and honest attorney, court employee and judge, has cheered your recent appointment as the New York State Chief Administrative Judge for the Courts. And your presence at the top brings a sense of hope to every honest citizen, who looks forward to
overall court reform, and the restoration of integrity to the New York Court system. We urge, and support, your immediate action, and we respectfully present suggestions for consideration:
1. Amnesty for Judges, Lawyers & Court Employees
SUGGESTION: Establish a 60-day Amnesty period during which judges, attorneys (court employed and private) and court personnel may come forward with information regarding improper activity, either known to them or with which they have been involved. (It's the only way to see any true reform.)
2. Direct Access to the Offices of the Chief Administrative Judge
SUGGESTION: Establish Public access computers in every court in the state, allowing for direct communication to the Chief Judge's Administrative Offices, so as to provide top administrators (above district levels) with timely information from the public concerning
suggestions and/or concerns.
3. Complete Court Employee Accountability
SUGGESTION: The name of all court employees should be easy to ascertain: name tags, id numbers, or the public posting of all employee photos with identifying name and position/title.
We appreciate your consideration of the herein respectfully submitted suggestions.
...more to follow... ### Posted by Corrupt Courts Administrator June 14, 2007 at 5:20 PM
Amnesty, huh? It just might work. Devil in the details, but workable. Can you imagine what would surface? June 14, 2007 7:25 PM
Only Amnesty would help the honest judges and court personnel, who would like to speak up but are afraid, very afraid- and for good reason. Consider less than 60 days, though. Maybe 30. Instill the fear of God in them... June 14, 2007 8:51 PM
Please ask Judge Pfau what the status is of the investigation of Westchester County surrogate lawyer Jody Keltz who lives in a Scasdale house sold to her from an estate. (Story post a month or so ago on this blog) thank you. June 14, 2007 8:55 PM
A court cleansing in needed. Yes to Amnesty. June 14, 2007 10:48 PM
SUGGESTION: Identify Involved People - The name of the person(s) who in any way participates in the writing of a decision, order, etc. should be publically identified, and their name added after the judges signature, or in some other way made known. (this will clean up a lot of "bad" decisions, and lighten the load at the appellate level) June 15, 2007 7:00 AM
I like this, this is a good idea. June 15, 2007 8:46 AM
Clearly we have many people on this blog that really care about this subject, so lets get some good suggestions people. Also take the time to go through all the other comments contained on this blog, it would be beneficial. June 15, 2007 9:43 AM
I also second the Jody Keltz matter. This needs a full investigation. June 15, 2007 10:39 AM
I third the request for an update on the Jody Keltz "grab-the-old-dead-lady's-house" transaction. June 15, 2007 4:41 PM
The Manhattan Surrogate's had their law clerk's create a law firm that then became the law firm for the public administrator and they got away with it. How much money was involved? This shows that the system is broken. June 15, 2007 7:55 PM
The impunity with which the banks and judges/attorneys (hired minions) act is a tavesty of JUSTICE which must be righted. June 15, 2007 8:42 PM
Please provide more info about the law firm created by the Manhattan Surrogate...thanks...is it still in business? June 15, 2007 8:45 PM
All the Surrogate's Courts are corrupt and should be shutdown. The Trust & Estate Bar should be put out of business and jailed. June 15, 2007 10:28 PM
How was Jody Keltz an attorney at the Westchester Surrogate's Court permitted to get a home from an Estate in that same Court from the Executor - Bank of New York? June 16, 2007 12:09 AM
SUGGESTION: Make every court employee (including judges) anonymously answer a questionnaire with 2 items: (1) What at the five biggest problems within or with the court system? and (2) What are five specific solutions to each of those problems. Do not mention individuals by name, this questionnaire is about the system itself. ALL results should be made public for further comment, etc. June 16, 2007 6:40 AM
Make the Ethical Disclosure Forms that are required to be filed every May by Judges and Court personnel easier to obtain. Why not put them all on the web so that everyone can see them. To even look at them or obtain hard copies are onerous at present for the public. June 16, 2007 10:46 AM
I fully agree that Ethical Disclosure Forms should REALLY be made available to the public by putting them on the internet. (I gave up trying to get them because the process was so weird and not user friendly) June 17, 2007 10:31 AM
I heard from an inside source that nice-guy, sell your soul & mother for a buck ex-judge Gerald Garson is finally talking....about EVERYTHING he knows... they can't shut him up.... he's pissed the "brothers and sisters in black robes" turned on him and ignored him in his time of need. And boy is he talking, WOW! Talk of 'round the clock protection for this bum too!
The babbling by this jackass Garson should start a domino effect that should change everything.
Have a great summer, those of you who corrupted our court system: lawyers, judges, court employees, etc. ----- you're next. June 17, 2007 8:19 PM
Judge Plau why don't you put all court documents on the web so that everyone can see everything at any time? I hope you consider my suggest. June 19, 2007 10:54 AM
Don't hold you breath waiting for this chick (Pfau) to do anything. She's one of the good 'ole boys. June 23, 2007 1:55 PM
I second the suggestion to not hold your breath waiting for Judge Pfau to take action. June 24, 2007 2:36 PM
should I keep holding my breath??? June 26, 2007 1:47 PM
when's the next bunch of suggestions going to Pfau. she'll ignore those also! June 26, 2007 3:14 PM
I like the idea about putting all the court documents on the web so that everyone could see them, should I hold my breath Judge Pfau? June 29, 2007 8:34 PM
No word from Pfau, huh? What a shock! July 2, 2007 10:36 AM
Judge Pfau what is the 'Nepotism Level' in the Judiciary? How many Judges et al. have their spouses, girl friends or other relatives on the defacto welfare dole?
Is this not a criminal act? July 14, 2007 12:00 AM
Judge Pfau at somepoint the Judical PT Barnums who think we're all suckers will have a surprise, the scam will not go on forever. July 17, 2007 9:36 AM
Hey, honey its all a scam, a con game and you know it. July 17, 2007 12:37 PM
a fly on the wall said...
Judge Pfau do you have any mud on your skirts? July 17, 2007 9:43 PM