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… Read More »
The 9th Circuit has affirmed the trial court. Doc_18_1_Memorandum
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,… Read More »
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… Read More »
Legal Zoom is advertising “real advice.” That sounds like it is “practicing law.” What is the Washington Supreme Court going to do? Maybe it will create a special license which allows Legal Zoom to provide limited practice services. I wonder whether there can be corporate members of the New Washington State Bar Association of 2017. APR 29 Legal Zoom.
I wrote to Washington State Attorney General Bob Ferguson on the 15th of February about the two associations, one a bar association, the other an association of legal service providers. Go here . That was on the 15th, I repeat. Today I received a response; a letter from Jeffrey T. Even, Deputy Solicitor General. My request was… Read More »
How true: It must be remembered that there is nothing more difficult to plan, more doubtful of success, nor more dangerous to manage than a new system. For the initiator has the enmity of all who would profit by the preservation of the old institution and merely lukewarm defenders in those who gain by… Read More »
I think the Supreme Court began expanding its power over the Washington State Bar Association of 1913 in 1987 or so when William S. Gates, Sr., in a letter to the Court, wrote about WA General Rule 12. I also think that at that time the Supreme in GR 12.1(b)22 said: (22) Establish the amount… Read More »
The extent to which the Supreme Court thinks it has authority over the Washington State Bar Association is not unrelated to the power the Supreme Court is attempting to exercise over entire state of Washington. See Eugster Law Office.
Case 5 is a US District Court, Eastern District, Washington. The primary issue in the case is whether the WSBA Washington Lawyer Discipline System violates Eugster’s right to procedural due process of law under the Fifth and Fourteenth Amendments. Yesterday Eugster filed his Reply Brief. All of the necessary pleadings in the trial court and… Read More »