Equal Access to Justice – Not as a Pro se litigant

In June of this year we wrote to the US Department of Justice regarding issues surrounding Pro se representation. Part of the issues a Pro se litigant has to deal with is the denial of equal rights and access to … Continue reading

Some questions to ask your Guardian ad litem

Our court system has us believe that the role of Guardian ad litem is at least in theory a person who is the eyes and ears of the court offering a neutral and unbiased view of the divorcing family. In … Continue reading

Am I the only one who sees this GAL is wrong?

The stages of realizing there is a problem with the Family Court System is universal for families, relatives and friends who have experienced the system first hand. In our frustration with the courts we spend different lengths of time working … Continue reading

To Recuse Or Not To Recuse That is The Question

Judicial Disqualification or recusal has been an issue in Maine courts for years. This is especially so in our Family Court system where often a litigant will be seen by a judge who maybe a neighbor, a friend or even … Continue reading

Public Lockout: From Deliberations by the Judiciary Committee of the Maine Legislature

All legislative committees are mandated by Maine law to conduct hearings, deliberations, and work sessions in public. But in a May 19 speech on the Senate floor, state Sen. David Dutremble (D-Biddeford) reported that the Judiciary Committee conducted such business … Continue reading

Public Access: Is the Judiciary Committee Leveling With You?

When State Senator, David Dutremble (D. Biddeford), in a speech form the floor of the Senate on Tuesday, accuses members of the Legislature’s Judiciary Committee of manipulating the judiciary re-appointment of controversial Judge Moskowitz, it is a serious charge that … Continue reading

Sen David Burns Replies to our Open Letter

Within hours of our letter going out to Senator David Burns we received a response back from him. Below is Sen Burn’s response. Dr. Collins, Thank you for your questions. First and foremost, the Judiciary Chairs follow the Maine Constitution … Continue reading

An Open Letter to Judiciary Committee on Confirmation of the Hon Jeffrey Moskowitz

In an effort to have government transparent we are publishing the following letter to Sen David Burns. The letter deals with the confirmation deliberations that the Judicial Committee had over a weekend before a unanimous vote was given. It was … Continue reading

Senate Confirmation of the Hon. Jeffrey Moskowitz

In the end the Hon Jeffrey Moskowitz was confirmed. We saw that it was going to happen. That the establishment and big money lawyers were going to ram it down our throats. The flurry of activity behind the scenes. The … Continue reading

Questions that we hope the Judiciary Committee will ask Judge Moskowitz

Senator Dutremble Dear Senator Dutremble: Regarding the re-appointment of Judge Jeffrey Moskowitz As supporters and constituents we are asking you to forward this questionnaire to the Judiciary Committee of the Maine Legislature. Many people watching and listening to the Judge … Continue reading