Monday, April 6, 2009

Government Oversight Committee (GOC)

I just opened my snail mail. A letter came from the Maine State Legislature's Office of Program Evaluation and Government Accountability! Beth Ashcroft, the program's director, has acknowledged receiving my request for an investigation of the Committee on Judicial Responsibility and Disability and of the Maine Board of Overseers of the Bar! However, it may be a while before any investigation gets done. Aschroft wrote:

The GOC is currently considering topics for OPEGA's work plan for the next year.

Their telephone number is 287-1901. If you care about our justice system in Maine, you should call and tell them that you support an investigation... prompto!

I also got something from the American Bar Association. They won't help. They say they have no authority over state bar associations. Quoting Frank Brewer at the ABA Service Center:

Ultimate authority for lawyer discipline in each state lies with the supreme court of that state.

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