The article below tells me nothing new. When I go to court to fight my case of comic injustice, I find that when I turn around to leave the courtroom it is full - full of faces of color and mostly of men. This is criminal courtroom and I can only imagine a civil one, I assume the same. But they share one thing in common - that most of the attendees will end up in another room - a cell.
As one who fortunately can afford Legal Representation, I see a great deal of the problem right there as well. You get what you can afford. And for the record my current legal bills are at 15K and frankly the best Attorney I have finally found came at amazingly reasonable price and that is only because I just wouldn't stop fighting.
When you sit down and read the immense idiocy on the end of the jurisprudence system you realize how corrupt, lazy and utterly incompetent they are as well. I sat yesterday and finally read all the documents that comprised the "investigation" and when I shared my findings and inquires with Attorney #3 his response was "do you want to sit down and meet with the Prosecutor and tell your story?" My response, "I plan on doing that in Court right?" He goes, "No, in a meeting." Me, "Ask Attorney #4 what he thinks" I heard nothing more about that after calling the capable one. This man will go to any lengths short of consulting an 8 Ball and Ouija board to avoid doing his job. So if an Attorney who is both trained and qualified and supposed to handle this aspect of his job, why anyone with no training and experience and education would be able to navigate these polluted waters, think again.
So read below and realize that our right to representation means a whole hell lot of nothing. You get what you pay for and even that is questionable. Attorney #3, colleague the child of the recent glut plans of Law school ripoffs, was there yesterday and to say mildly pleasant was a stretch on both of our parts when we passed in the hall. To say I hate the kid would be extreme but as Mr. T used to say "I pity the fool." I am sure he is actually capable but his demeanor, his arrogance, his smugness is enough to make me commit a crime - on him.
And to read the whining and whinging that I posted about in Tiny Violin, makes me think of this same Attorney who complained about my "big file" (that I reduced to reasonable size in under 2 hours) while people who need legal assistance sit in Court alone and afraid and end up jail while that fuckwit left the office at 2:30 to go home to his wife, who had the day off as a Teacher yesterday, does nothing to endear me to him, his profession or those like him
I sit in the exterior of the Court and listen to the most bizarre encounters between Attorney and Client; I have spoken to people who have tried to find legal help for most matters, myself included and on those RARE occasions when you encounter a "civil" lawyer, you are so appreciative and so grateful you are sure that you found the golden ticket. But that is usually only brief and then you move on to navigate the maze of a system set up for failure. The only ones who win are those Attorneys who have clients with checkbooks at the ready, even that doesn't mean they will fare better just the Attorney will.
Will anything change? No. The reality is that this system is as damaged and dangerous as the Medical Industrial Complex. Funny as I have encountered both in this last year and I still stand. How? Even I don't know but I do know I still stand and they can't, despite their efforts, knock me down. And in the Civil suit against the Hospital that "treated" me I go alone, no Attorney. Frankly in this case I am better off alone. Sometimes you are but you have no idea how challenging it is. It is alone a full time job and that is one luxury that most Defendants or Plaintiffs don't have.
By: ETHAN BRONNER
Published: March 15, 2013
ADEL, Ga. — Billy Jerome Presley spent 17 months in a Georgia jail because he did not have $2,700 for a child support payment. He had no prior jail record but also no lawyer. In Baltimore last fall, Carl Hymes, 21, was arrested on charges of shining a laser into the eyes of a police officer. Bail was set at $75,000. He had no arrest record but also no lawyer. In West Orange, N.J., last summer, Walter Bloss, 89, was served with an eviction notice from the rent-controlled apartment he had lived in for 43 years after a dispute with his landlord. He had gone to court without a lawyer.