Lovett and Bellantoni file Notice of Appearance on October 8, 2009
Tuesday, October 13, 2009 at 10:00am - Anderson Jury Selection Begins
Monday, October 19, 2009 at 10:00am - Anderson Trial Begins
PUBLIC COMMITTEE ON ATTORNEY CONDUCT
Tel: 347-632-9775 - email: firstname.lastname@example.org
For Immediate Release
Public Committee on Attorney Conduct Issues Statement in Support of Christine C. Anderson’s Selection of New Trial Counsel
PCAC President John T. Whitely Says Anderson Case Will Finally Reveal Corruption and Illegality of New York’s Lawyer Grievance Committees
supporting Christine C. Anderson’s selection of additional trial counsel to direct her litigation in federal court which seeks to expose the illegal and unethical conduct of New York State’s attorney-controlled grievance committees. It was revealed last night that her legal team had retained a well-known legal team, including Jonathan Lovett, a noted Westchester Civil Rights attorney and Rory Bellantoni, a respected former New York State Supreme Court judge, who recently resigned after serving on the bench. U.S. District Court Judge Shira A Scheindlin confirmed on Thursday that jury selection for the Anderson case will begin on October 13, with the trial slated to begin on October 19 at the U.S. Courthouse at 500 Pearl Street in lower Manhattan.
PCAC President John T. Whitely stated that the organization firmly supports Christine Anderson’s continuing effort to expose the fraud and corruption, which she has found throughout the lawyer grievance committees operated by the New York State court system. Ms. Anderson was formerly staff counsel to the Departmental Disciplinary Committee ("DDC"), which operates in Manhattan. She was terminated by the DDC and has sued New York State and various officials for repeated violation of her Constitutional rights.
Mr. Whitley issued the following statement:
PCAC supports without reservation Christine C. Anderson’s dedicated efforts to hold New York State officials liable for conspiring to operate a corrupt attorney disciplinary process, which she and others have found to be managed and controlled strictly by money, favoritism and cronyism. Further, we applaud Ms. Anderson’s addition of Jonathan Lovett and Rory Bellantoni to her legal team. Both of these attorneys have established long and outstanding records in safeguarding personal rights and liberties of persons such as Ms. Anderson, who have been victims of official corruption and malfeasance.
Ms. Anderson’s litigation is part of an expanding court reform campaign as a growing list of persons and organizations including PCAC that have recently attacked the corrupt attorney grievance system by filing statements before the New York Senate Judiciary Committee chaired by Senator John L. Sampson of Brooklyn. These statements have detailed abuses by the grievance committees and officials, including concealment of evidence, obstruction of justice, sexual assault by attorneys, pilfering of estates by attorneys, abuse of power, fraud, conspiracy and repeated violations of Constitutional rights.
PCAC was established in 2007 by affiliated member organizations, including Litigation Recovery Trust (LRT), a New York based rights administration organization, and Integrity in the Courts, and Expose Corrupt Courts, two Internet blogs focused on judicial and attorney disciplinary processes and procedures. The objective of the PCAC is to replace the existing New York State Attorney Grievance Committees with a body controlled by non-attorneys. PCAC is in the process of completing a review process, prior to submitting draft legislation for consideration by the New York State Senate Judiciary Committee for the purpose of terminating and replacing the current disciplinary committee structure with citizen controlled bodies.
Headquartered in New York City, PCAC represents the first bar review mechanism in the United States established by non-attorneys. Since news of the formation of the PCAC was first made public, individual complainants have been submitting requests in growing numbers to the committee to review both past and current matters before the New York State grievance committees. Requests and documents are being received by PCAC via email at: pcacinformation @gmail.com. Telephone inquiries can be directed to 347-632-9775. For additional information, contact the PCAC website at www.pcac.8k.com.
For additional information please contact:
John T. Whitely
Chairman Executive Search Committee
Public Committee on Attorney Conduct
515 Madison Avenue
New York, NY 10022
Expose Corrupt Courts
William J. Hallenbeck
Litigation Recovery Trust
515 Madison Avenue
New York, New York
Integrity in the Courts
About Public Committee on Attorney Conduct (PCAC)
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
Integrity in the Courts 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.