Saturday, January 24, 2009

Stalking through the Courts....


In June of 2007 when the antistalking legislation was introduced I received a threat of legal action. Over the past 15 months I have had 4 motions/actions filed against me, most recently on my birthday in November 2008 and again on Christmas Eve 2008. The motion from a year ago was resolved in a published opinion - see the article at left. This "stalking through the courts" needs to stop. These filings are timed for maximum stress effect - they are vexatious abuse of process. More documentation on "stalking through the courts" is available at the link below http://www.leadershipcouncil.org/1/pas/dv.html#IV
Victims of these attorneys who aid their clients in stalking through the courts should file an ethical complaint against them for vexatious litigation. In NJ it is simple to file an ethical complaint. Here is the link: http://www.judiciary.state.nj.us/oae/index.htm "Lawyers who commit unethical conduct in this state are subject to discipline by the Supreme Court. Such discipline can range from an admonition, the least serious discipline, to a reprimand, censure, suspension from practice, or permanent disbarment from practice. The "Attorney Discipline" page describes the process. The attorney disciplinary process is usually begun by the filing of an Attorney Grievance form with the Secretary of one of the Supreme Court's 18 district ethics committees. To contact a district ethics committee Secretary call the tollfree Ethics/Fee Arbitration Hotline at 1-(800)-406-8594. Be prepared to provide the five digit zip code of the attorney's address. "

3 comments:

Alexis Moore said...

It is important that our justice system not aid and abet stalkers and domestic abusers! I have become acquainted with this blogger over the past year and her courage and strength is an inspiration to all of us who have fought for justice within our nation’s broken justice system.
Karen's case it not unusual. Sadly, millions of women each year are harassed by former intimate partners utilizing the justice system including the family law courts as a method to harass their victims who are far too often women and children.
More women need to speak out and unite together to help be a catalyst for change.

debra said...

It is long past time that our criminal justice and judicial systems caught up with the capabilities of the internet and mobile technologies. It is hard to imagine that in 2009 such harrassment can stand in a state that prides itself on being out in front.

Rashad kennedy said...

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