Case 9:  Robert Caruso and Sandra Ferguson v. WSBA, WAWD #2:17-cv-0003-RSM

Posted On May 23 2018 by

Case 9:  Robert Caruso and Sandra Ferguson v. WSBA, WAWD #2:17-cv-0003-RSM Issues:  Whether New WSBA 2017 violates freedom of non-association and expression (First Amendment) and right to procedural due process (Fifth Amendment) and the New WSBA has the power to discipline lawyers under the current Rules for Enforcement of Lawyer Conduct (ELC). The trial judge dismissed the case (all of Plaintiffs’ claims) and ordered Steve Eugster to pay the WSBA over $28,000.00 in attorneys fees under Fed. R. Civ. P. 11(b). There are two Appeals to the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals, Caruso v. WSBA   No. 17-55410 and Eugster v. WSBA …


Washington Lawyer Defense Project

Posted On Mar 26 2018 by

Washington Lawyer Defense is now Washington Lawyer Defense Project. Efforts called “Washington Lawyer Defense” begun early on, are still on-going in one way or another.  Today, however, the efforts have expanded into a broader effort, a larger project. So, the name change.   Washington Lawyer Defense Project.  For example, as the work progressed, other seemingly matters would arise.  E.g., Appellate judges who “retain” jurisdiction of the case before them.  The only jurisdiction had was appellate.  The efforts of the court of appeal had been completed.  When this happens, the Clerk of the Court issues a mandate to the trial court.  When the …


WSBA Members Need Email Lists and Other Information

Posted On Nov 12 2017 by

RE: WSBA Member Address and Email Records Dear Ms. Littlewood: As you know, I am a member of the Washington State Bar Association. Indeed, presently I am a member in good standing with the WSBA. As a member of the WSBA, I am tied to the Fifth Congressional District. I am considering the possibility of running for a position on the WSBA Board of Governors. The requests I make herein are made as a member of the WSBA. I am not writing to you as a member of the public. The public record laws do not apply to my request. As a member, …


Petition for Writs of Mandamus to Justices of Supreme Court of Washington

Posted On Nov 5 2017 by

Steve Eugster has filed a case in the Washinton Supreme Court seeking writs of mandamus to each of the justices of the Supreme Court. The Supreme Court has original jurisdiction in writs of mandamus against state officers. Wash. Const. Art. IV, Section 4.  The Court will have to create a temporary Supreme Court pursuant to Wash. Const. Art. IV, Section 2(a): Article IV Section 2(a) SECTION 2(a) TEMPORARY PERFORMANCE OF JUDICIAL DUTIES. When necessary for the prompt and orderly administration of justice a majority of the Supreme Court is empowered to authorize judges or retired judges of courts of record of this state, to perform, temporarily, judicial …


Opening Brief in Eugster v. WSBA (9th Cir.)

Posted On Nov 1 2017 by

The Opening Brief in the appeal of Pro se Steve Eugster growing out of the Caruso v. WSBA was filed this morning.  Get the brief.  2017_10_31_Opening_Brief_  See more about this and the two appeals growing out of Caruso v.WSBA.  Go here.    


Pro se Eugster v. WSBA

Posted On Oct 24 2017 by

Pro se Eugster v. WSBA, is a separate appeal coming from Caruso et al. v. WSBA et al.  It has to do with an order of the court awarding the WSBA some $28,000 plus from Pro se Eugster.  The Opening Brief will be filed on or before November 1, 2017.  The brief will focus, significantly, on the two points — fraud on the Court by the lawyers for the WSBA and lawyers leading the WSBA, and participation in the fraud by the Trial Judge including making the case his own case.


Case 9 — Appeal of Orders Against Attorney Eugster, Opening Brief

Posted On Sep 29 2017 by

The District Court judge ordered me to pay some $28,000 to the WSBA. I appealed. The appeal is a separate appeal in Caruso v. WSBA (Case 9). I am working my opening brief. It is due about the 1st of November, but I will need to check. In these matters, one becomes aware the court might decide to fine me, or impose sanctions against me were I to have violated a Local Court Rule.


Case 3 9th Circuit Affirms Trial Court Decision

Posted On Mar 21 2017 by

The 9th Circuit has affirmed the trial court.  Doc_18_1_Memorandum


Case 4 and Case 5 — What may happen on appeal

Posted On Mar 17 2017 by

Case 4 and Case 5 The issue in each case (Case 4 is in Superior Court, Spokane; Case 5 is in US District Court WAED) is whether the WSBA Washington Discipline System is constitutional, does it accord with requirements of procedural due process of law under the Fifth and Fourteenth Amendments. The superior court judge, Judge Sam Cozza (now deceased), held after exercising some jurisdiction said the court did not have jurisdiction because the Supreme Court has power over the discipline system and that one must raise his constitutional concerns in the discipline process.  But, under the state constitution, the …


Receivership for the Washington State Bar Association

Posted On Mar 4 2017 by

The Washington State Bar Association must be placed into a receivership. The Association known as the WSBA or state bar is a legal entity which was created by the Washington state legislature under the State Bar Act of 1933. The Association is an “integrated Bar Association.” It is a legal entity with the power to sue and be sued and to purchase and sell assets and to pursue the objects of the Association. The objects are the regulation of the legal profession and the improvement of the quality of legal services. The members of the Association are, at any given …