Lawyers intimidating judges

Such wielding of executive power poses a threat to all Americans, as it is an independent judiciary and a respect of the separation of powers mandated by the constitution that secures our civil liberties and freedom.Moreover, Trump’s comments only serve to foment the public’s distrust of our nation’s judicial system, thereby undermining one of the three pillars of our democracy.” The statement went on to clarify that the local San Diego organization is not affiliated with the National Council of La Raza, but a local diversity bar association whose focus is to advance the cause of equality, empowerment and justice for Latino attorneys and the Latino community in San Diego County through service and advocacy.As the cost of hiring a lawyer soars out of reach, unrepresented litigants are flooding the courts in unprecedented numbers.While no definitive figures exist, some judges, especially in family law, say it’s over 60 per cent in their courtrooms.Do-it-yourself legal work, she soon learned, isn’t for the faint of heart.“It’s back and forth, speak to the clerks, get it served, get it filed,” says Augustine, who used up all her vacation and sick days in a gruelling odyssey to sort out her family life.Despite her best efforts, over a year later, the case had gone nowhere.Augustine’s experience was harrowing, but it’s far from unique.

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(AP Photo/Mel Evans) Bill Cosby arrives for a hearing in his sexual assault case at the Montgomery County Courthouse on Wednesday, Nov. On Tuesday, Cosby's lawyers pressed a judge to keep the comedian's damaging deposition in a decade-old lawsuit out of his sexual assault trial, saying Cosby agreed to answer questions under oath after being assured he wouldn't be charged with a crime.

(Manilla’s appeal was heard last week, and a decision is pending.) It wasn’t a strictly professional issue that convinced the law society panel to bar Manilla—it was the young man’s dealings with his condominium board.

Canadian law societies have required lawyers to be “of good character” virtually as long as the profession has been regulated, but it’s rare for someone to be barred because his character was found lacking.

Real estate mogul Donald Trump (R) speaks as university president Michael Sexton (L) looks on during a news conference announcing the establishment of Trump University May 23, 2005 in New York City.

(Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images) Real estate mogul Donald Trump (R) speaks as university president Michael Sexton (L) looks on during a news conference announcing the establishment of Trump University May 23, 2005 in New York City.

(Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images) SAN DIEGO — The San Diego La Raza Lawyers Association Wednesday defended the Hispanic judge presiding over a lawsuit between Trump University and its former students, calling Donald Trump’s recent remarks about the judge racist.

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