North Carolina Citizens for Legal Reform to investigate legal corruption

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NCCLR Website

A website is in the works as is 501(c)(3) nonprofit status. If you click on my post above, it will take you directly to the NCCLR blog. A few investigations are currently underway which will be reported on the blog and website.

Betsy J. Wolfenden

Reform!

Who better than a disbarred lawyer to lead an organization dedicated to investigate "legal corruption?" Perfect! Perhaps your new organization's first goal should be to reform those pesky Rules of Professional Conduct promulgated by the evil and corrupt State Bar. You could start with the following:

1. Repealing the prohibition on lawyers acquiring pecuniary interests directly adverse to their clients.
2. Repealing the conflict of interest rules so that a lawyer may foreclose on a client's marital property, even though the property is still subject to an ongoing equitable distribution action.
3. Repealing the overly burdensome requirement that a lawyer must actually have a factual basis to question the qualifications or integrity of a judge.
4. Repealing the prohibition on lawyers making false statements to opposing counsel and tribunals.
5. Repealing the prohibition on lawyers charging clearly excessive fees so that a lawyer can charge her client to withdraw from the client's case.
6. Repealing the prohibition on lawyers assisting their clients in criminal conduct, such as selling a child.
7. Repealing the prohibition on lawyers disclosing confidential client information without the client's consent.
8. Repealing the prohibition on lawyers filing frivolous lawsuits in order to embarrass third persons.
9. Repealing the prohibition on lawyers engaging in undignified or discourteous conduct which is degrading to the tribunal.
10. Repealing the prohibition on a lawyer giving false testimony under oath.

I think tackling these issues would be a good start to your new nonprofit. If someone had come along before you and done something about these unjust Rules, you would still be a lawyer.