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Henry D. “Butch” Binford, Houston County Circuit Court, 20th Judicial Circuit Judge, Dothan, Alabama (since February 12, 2008), Huntingdon College (@HuntingdonColl), University of Alabama School of Law (@UALawSchool), former Veteran Prosecutor, in the Assault and Battery Civil case: Plaintiff v. Brian Ralph Beasley, Defendant (of Daleville, Dale County, Alabama) WHO FAILED TO APPEAR on the DAY the CASE (38-CV-2015-900261.00) WAS SET FOR TRIAL (February 21, 2017), on February 23, 2017, espoused a NEW LEGAL THEORY when he ENTERED JUDGMENT for the DEFENDANT, CONTRARY to Alabama Rules of Civil Procedure (ARCP), VII. JUDGMENT, Rule 55: The rule eliminates the requirement of notice prior to entry of JUDGMENT BY DEFAULT when the DEFAULT arises from FAILURE TO APPEAR on the day the case is set for trial


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Unified Judicial System

State of Alabama

AlaFile E-Notice

38-CV-2015-900261.00

To: Hein Vernon Paul
vern@heinlaw.net

Judge: Henry D. “Butch” Binford

NOTICE OF ELECTRONIC FILING

In the Circuit Court of Houston County, Alabama

Plaintiff

v. Brian Ralph Beasley

The following matter was Filed on 2/23/2017 11:13:44 AM

Notice Date: 2/23/2017 11:13:44 AM

Carla H. Woodall
Circuit Court Clerk
Houston County, Alabama
P.O. Drawer 6406
Dothan, AL 36302
334-677-4859

Order of Judgment
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DOCUMENT 40

In the Circuit Court of Houston County, Alabama

Plaintiff

v.

Beasley Brian Ralph
Defendant

Case No.: CV-2015-900261.00

ORDER

Upon consideration of the evidence and testimony presented herein, the Court finds that the evidence does not establish by a preponderance of the evidence the elements of the claims set out in the complaint

Accordingly, judgment is entered for the Defendant

Costs taxed as paid

Done this 23rd day of February, 2017

Henry D. “Butch” Binford
Circuit Judge
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Alabama Rules of Civil Procedure (ARCP)
VII. JUDGMENT
Rule 55.
(a) Entry
(b) Judgment
(1) By the Clerk

Committee Comments on 1973 Adoption

The rule eliminates the requirement of notice prior to entry of judgment by default when the default arises from failure to appear on the day the case is set for trial

Rule 55(a) authorizes the clerk to enter defaults upon the civil docket when the party fails “to plead or otherwise defend”

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AlaFile E-Notice, Unified Judicial System, State of Alabama, 38-SM-2016-000704.00, Judge: Benjamin H. Lewis, Notice of Court Action, In the Small Claims Court of Houston County, Alabama, v. Billy Shaun McGhee, A court action was entered in the above case on 8/23/2016 11:35:33 AM

B. Shaun McGhee

B. Shaun McGhee
AlaFile E-Notice

UNIFIED JUDICIAL SYSTEM
STATE OF ALABAMA

38-SM-2016-000704.00

Judge: BENJAMIN H. LEWIS

NOTICE OF COURT ACTION
IN THE SMALL CLAIMS COURT OF HOUSTON COUNTY, ALABAMA

V BILLY SHAUN MCGHEE
38-SM-2016-000704.00

A court action was entered in the above case on 8/23/2016 11:35:33 AM

ORDER

[Filer:]

Disposition: DISPOSED BY
Judge: SEPARATE ORDER
Notice Date: 8/23/2016 11:35:33 AM

CARLA H. WOODALL
CIRCUIT COURT CLERK
HOUSTON COUNTY, ALABAMA
P.O. DRAWER 6406
DOTHAN, AL
334-677-4868

IN THE DISTRICT COURT OF HOUSTON COUNTY, ALABAMA

V.

MCGHEE BILLY SHAUN,
Defendant

Case No.: SM-2016-000704.00
ORDER

The Defendant in this case is a Contract Attorney

Therefore, I recuse from this case

The Clerk is to forward to the Presiding Judge Hon. Kevin Moulton for reassignment

DONE this 23rd day of August, 2016

/s/ BENJAMIN H LEWIS
DISTRICT JUDGE

ELECTRONICALLY FILED

8/23/2016 11:35 AM

38-SM-2016-000704.00

CIRCUIT COURT OF HOUSTON COUNTY, ALABAMA

CARLA H. WOODALL, CLERK

Plaintiff’s First Set of Interrogatories and Request for Production to Defendant, Notice of Service of Discovery Documents, Filed August 19, 2016, Case No. SM-16-704, v. Billy Shaun McGhee, Defendant, In the Small Claims Court of Houston County, Alabama

Plaintiff's First Set of Interrogatories and Request for Production to Defendant, Notice of Service of Discovery Documents, Filed August 19, 2016, Case No. SM-16-704, v. Billy Shaun McGhee, Defendant, In the Small Claims Court of Houston County, Alabama

FILED AUG 19 2016

Carla Woodall, Clerk
Houston County, AL

IN THE SMALL CLAIMS COURT OF HOUSTON COUNTY, ALABAMA

Plaintiff v. BILLY SHAUN MCGHEE, DEFENDANT

Case No. SM-16-704

NOTICE OF SERVICE OF DISCOVERY DOCUMENTS

TO: Carla Woodall, Clerk of the Court
Houston County Courthouse
P.O. Drawer 6406
Dothan, AL 36302

Please take notice that the follow discovery documents have been filed on behalf of the Plaintiff:

(X) Request for Production

CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE

I hereby certify that I have served a copy of the foregoing on the Defendant this 19th day of August, 2016, by United States Postal Service

Specific Service having been made to:

B. Shaun McGhee
Smith and McGhee, P.C.
211 West Main Street, Suite 1
Dothan, Alabama 36301

PLAINTIFF, Pro se

Plaintiff's First Set of Interrogatories to Defendant B. Shaun McGhee

PLAINTIFF’S FIRST SET OF INTERROGATORIES and REQUEST FOR PRODUCTION TO DEFENDANT

COMES NOW the Plaintiff, Pro se, and desiring the testimony of the Defendant, the following interrogatories to be answered separately and fully, in writing and under oath; and Request for Production to be provided by the Defendant in the manner and form provided by law. viz:

INSTRUCTIONS

Plaintiff requests that the Defendant answer the following Interrogatories separately and fully, in writing and under oath, and that the answers be signed by the person making them

First Interrogatories to Defendant
Page 1 of 9

B. Shaun McGhee

signed answers to the following Interrogatories shall be served on the Plaintiff within 30 days after service of the Interrogatories

If, after exercising due diligence, you are unable to respond fully and completely, so state and respond to the extent possible, under such circumstances, be specific as to the areas you are unable to answer fully and completely

You are not limited to your own personal knowledge, but you are required to furnish all information available to you or anyone acting on your behalf

If you have NO information as to the answer, you shall so state

If any question or portion thereof is found objectionable and is for that reason not answered, Defendant shall state the basis for each objection and shall sign each such objection

These Interrogatories are continuing in nature and as such shall be supplemented with additional information if it becomes necessary

DEFINITIONS

Words in CAPITALS in these Interrogatories are defined as follows:

a. REPRESENTATION includes the circumstances and events surrounding the alleged injury, or other occurrence or breach of contract between Friday, January 2, 2015 and Wednesday, February 25, 2015, giving rise to this action or proceeding

First Interrogatories to Defendant
Page 2 of 9

b. YOU OR ANYONE ACTING ON YOUR BEHALF includes you; Billy Shaun McGhee a/k/a (also known as) B. Shaun McGhee, Smith and McGhee, P.C., Smith and McGhee’s agents, employees, contractors, insurance companies, their agents, their employees, Smith and McGhee’s attorneys, accountants, investigators, and anyone else acting on your behalf, excluding your legal assistant, when specifically named

c. Person includes a natural person, firm, association, organization, partnership, business, trust, corporation, or public entity

d. WRITING includes the original or copy of handwriting, photostating, photographing, and every other means of recording upon any tangible thing, any form of communication or representation, including letters, words, pictures, videos, sounds, and symbols, or combination of them

You may answer on this form (attach additional sheets if necessary)

Interrogatories

1. Did you have a meeting with the Plaintiff, Friday, January 2, 2015? (Yes / No)

2. Did your legal assistant meet with the Plaintiff, Friday, January 2, 2015? (Yes / No)

First Interrogatories to Defendant
Page 3 of 9

3. Did you create in writing a receipt on Friday, January 2, 2015, acknowledging a $300.00 (Three hundred and 00/100) Dollars “Ret. pmt. BSM – letter” (Retainer payment BSM – letter) from “client,” the Plaintiff? (Yes / No)

4. Did your legal assistant create in writing a receipt on Friday, January 2, 2015, acknowledging a $300.00 (Three hundred and 00/100) Dollars “Ret. pmt. BSM – letter” (Retainer payment BSM – letter) from “client,” the Plaintiff? (Yes / No)

5. Did you sign or initial the receipt under the “Smith and McGhee” writing? (Yes / No)

6. Did your legal assistant sign or initial the receipt under the “Smith and McGhee” writing? (Yes / No)

7. If you did not have a meeting with the Plaintiff on Friday, January 2, 2015, what is the reason for not doing so?

8. Did your legal assistant take notes in writing on Friday, January 2, 2015, regarding the “letter” that was to be put in writing for the Plaintiff? (Yes / No)

9. Did you take notes in writing on Friday, January 2, 2015, regarding the “letter” that was to be put in writing for the Plaintiff? (Yes / No)

First Interrogatories to Defendant
Page 4 of 9

10. Did you sign an agreement concerning the scope of representation per the Alabama Rules of Professional Conduct, Client-Lawyer Relationship Rule 1.2, Scope of Representation, regarding the Friday, January 2, 2015, “Ret. pmt. BSM – letter”? (Yes / No)

11. Did Plaintiff sign an agreement concerning the scope of representation per the Alabama Rules of Professional Conduct, Client-Lawyer Relationship Rule 1.2, Scope of Representation, regarding the Friday, January 2, 2015, “Ret. pmt. BSM – letter”? (Yes / No)

12. Did you provide Plaintiff with a writing of an agreement concerning the scope of representation per the Alabama Rules of Professional Conduct, Client-Lawyer Relationship Rule 1.2, Scope of Representation, regarding the Friday, January 2, 2015, “Ret. pmt. BSM – letter,” signed by you? (Yes / No)

13. Did Carruthers provide Plaintiff with a writing of an agreement concerning the scope of representation per the Alabama Rules of Professional Conduct, Client-Lawyer Relationship Rule 1.2, Scope of Representation, regarding the Friday, January 2, 2015, “Ret. pmt. BSM – letter,” signed by you? (Yes / No)

14. If the answer to 12 or 13, above, is “No,” what is the reason for not doing so❓

First Interrogatories to Defendant
Page 5 of 9

15. Are you a Partner of Smith and McGhee, P.C. who had “direct supervising authority” of your legal assistant, from Plaintiff’s first interaction with her regarding this engagement until Wednesday, February 25, 2015, per the Alabama Rules of Professional Conduct, Law Firms and Associations, Rule 5.3, Responsibilities Regarding Nonlawyer Assistants? (Yes / No)

16. Did you “consult” with the Plaintiff regarding this engagement per the Alabama Rules of Professional Conduct, Client-Lawyer Relationship, Rule 1.2, Scope of Representation, (a)? (Yes / No)

17. Did your legal assistant receive an e-mail from the Plaintiff dated Sunday, January 18, 2015, 5:44 PM, Subject: “client:”? (Yes / No)

18. If the answer to 16, above, is “No,” what is the reason for not doing so?

19. Did your legal assistant inform you of Plaintiff’s Sunday, January 18, 2015, 5:44 PM writing to her? (Yes / No)

20. If the answer to 19, above, is “Yes,” what date were you advised of this, and what time?

21. Did you read Plaintiff’s Sunday, January 18, 2015, 5:44 PM writing that was sent to your legal assistant? (Yes / No)

First Interrogatories to Defendant
Page 6 of 9

22. If the answer to 21, is “Yes,” what date did you read Plaintiff’s Sunday, January 18, 2015, 5:44 PM writing which he sent to your legal assistant, and what time?

23. Did you put in writing the January, “no day,” 2015, CERTIFIED MAIL, addressed to “DNH and GC? (Yes / No)

24. Why does the writing in 23, above, have “no day” of the week provided on it?

25. Did you address the writing in 23, above, based on information available from the Alabama Secretary of State; which does not list a business named “DNH and GC,” or some other source; and if some other source, which source?

26. Did your legal assistant advise the Plaintiff that he would be allowed to review any writing before it was sent to a person, regarding this engagement? (Yes / No)

27. Does Smith and McGhee, P.C., have a policy, in writing, that a client will be allowed to review a writing before it is sent to a person regarding the client’s engagement? (Yes / No)

First Interrogatories to Defendant
Page 7 of 9

28. Does Smith and McGhee, P.C., have an unwritten policy that a client will not be allowed to review a writing before it is sent to a person regarding the client’s engagement, because Smith and McGhee, P.C., is of the opinion that they do not commit any errors? (Yes / No)

29. Has your legal assistant ever advised a client that they would be allowed to review a writing before it is sent to a person regarding the client’s engagement? (Yes / No)

30. Did you “explain” to the Plaintiff per the Alabama Rules of Professional Conduct, Client-Lawyer Relationship, Rule 1.4, Communication, (b), that you would not be allowing him to review any writing before it was sent to a person regarding Plaintiff’s engagement; so that Plaintiff could not correct any possible errors? (Yes / No)

31. Did you keep the Plaintiff “reasonably informed” per the Alabama Rules of Professional Conduct, Client-Lawyer Relationship, Rule 1.4, (a)? (Yes / No)

32. If the answer to 31, above, is “Yes,” what dates/times did you do this?

First Interrogatories to Defendant
Page 8 of 9

33. Did your legal assistant meet with the Plaintiff between Friday, January 2, 2015, and Wednesday, February 25, 2015? (Yes / No)

34. If the answer to 33, above, is “Yes,” what dates and times did your legal assistant meet with Plaintiff?

First Interrogatories to Defendant
Page 9 of 9

FILED
AUG 19 2016

Carla Woodall
Carla Woodall, Clerk
Houston County, AL

REQUEST FOR PRODUCTION

Plaintiff requests that the Defendant produce the following documents or writings in a form that is legible to the Plaintiff and such shall be served on the Plaintiff within 30 days after service of this Request for Production

a. A copy of the Friday, January 2, 2015, receipt of $300.00 (Three hundred and 00/100) Dollars from the client for “Ret. pmt. BSM – letter”

b. A copy of any notes your legal assistant made in writing regarding this representation, and this representation only, regarding the “letter” mentioned in “a,” above

c. A copy of all e-mails and notes your legal assistant received from the Plaintiff regarding this representation, and this representation only, regarding the “letter” that was to be sent, mentioned in “a,” above

d. A copy of the January “no day” 2015, CERTIFIED MAIL, and its accompanying domestic return receipt, certified mail receipt, and any receipt from the United States Postal Service

Respectfully submitted this the 19th day of August, 2016

CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE

I hereby certify that I have served a copy of the foregoing on the Defendant this 19th day of August, 2016, by United States Postal Service

Specific service having been made to:

B. Shaun McGhee
Smith and McGhee, P.C.
211 West Main Street, Suite 1
Dothan, Alabama 36301

PLAINTIFF, Pro se

First Request to Defendant
Page 1 of 1

v. Billy Shaun McGhee, AlaFile E-Notice, Notice of Service, In the Small Claims Court of Houston County, Alabama, The following matter was served on 7/27/2016, 38-SM-2016-000704.00

Billy Shaun McGhee
38-SM-2016-000704.00
Judge: Benjamin H. Lewis
D001 McGhee Billy Shaun
Corresponding To
Other
Served Kallie Briggs

Carla H. Woodall
Circuit Court Clerk
Houston County Alabama
P.O. Drawer 6406
Dothan AL 36302
334-677-4868

Unified Judicial System
State of Alabama
Carla H. Woodall
Houston County Circuit Clerk
P.O. Drawer 6406
Dothan Alabama 36302
Houston County Circuit Clerk
Billy Shaun McGhee, of Smith and McGhee P.C., 211 W. Main Street, Suite 1, Dothan, Alabama, 36301, had a Small Claims Court action filed against him in Houston County, today, Friday, July 22, 2016, Case Number SM-16-704, for $300.00 (Three-Hundred Dollars), plus Court Costs of $97.00 (Ninety-Seven Dollars), for a total of $397.00 (Three-Hundred and Ninety-Seven Dollars)

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Is the Alabama State Bar, Center for Professional Responsibility, Disciplinary Commission, Office of General Counsel, Corrupt and / or Just Inept❓

Is the Alabama State Bar, Center for Professional Responsibility, Disciplinary Commission, Office of General Counsel, Corrupt and / or Just Inept❓

Friday, January 2, 2015, Billy Shaun McGhee of Smith and McGhee P.C., 211 W. Main Street, Suite 1, Dothan, Alabama 36301, was Retained for $300.00 (Three-Hundred Dollars), Receipt No. 911961, to assist with the recovery of a client’s property
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Sunday, January 18, 2015, 5:44 PM, B. Shaun McGhee’s Legal Assistant was advised via e-mail, by the client, that the parties who had the client’s property, had moved to a NEW address, and provided the NEW address
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February 14, 2015, 9:39 AM, B. Shaun McGhee’s office was requested via e-mail, to provide the date the letter had been sent to the parties who had the client’s property
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February 24, 2015

Complaint Against a Lawyer
B. Shaun McGhee
was mailed to the Alabama State Bar
Complaint Against a Lawyer

Complaint Against a Lawyer

Complaints Against a Lawyer
Complaints Against Alabama Lawyers
Complaint Against an Alabama Lawyer
“A lawyer who is accused of misconduct suffers whether or not he is found to be at fault”

UNFORTUNATELY, the ALABAMA STATE BAR, CENTER for PROFESSIONAL RESPONSIBILITY, DISCIPLINARY COMMISSION, OFFICE of the GENERAL COUNSEL, does NOT advise the general public what this SUFFERing is
Complaint Against an Alabama Lawyer

Complaint Against an Alabama Lawyer
Your complaint will receive the Alabama State Bar’s prompt attention and every attempt will be made to resolve your complaint in a manner which is fair to both you and the lawyer

IF YOU REALLY BELIEVE THE Alabama State Bar WILL MAKE EVERY ATTEMPT TO RESOLVE YOUR COMPLAINT IN A MANNER WHICH IS FAIR TO BOTH YOU AND THE LAWYER, there is some swampland available for sale in Louisiana

Alabama State Bar
Center for Professional Responsibility
415 Dexter Avenue
Montgomery, AL 36104
334-269-1515
http://www.alabar.org

February 24, 2015, around 1:30 pm, B. Shaun McGhee provided the client a copy of the letter which had been sent to the parties OLD address, after a meeting regarding an unrelated matter

The letter was dated January [NO DAY] 2015
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It is interesting that the letter had NO DAY provided, since other letters from McGhee’s office have a complete date

March 12, 2014
(actually March 12 2015)
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September 4, 2014
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February 24, 2015
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PS Form 3811 Domestic Return Receipt 7001 1140 0001 5356 0781, showed that the letter had been signed for on Thursday, January 22, 2015, 11:39 am
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The United States Postal Service’s web-site’s Certified Mail Tracking Number screen showed that item 7001 1140 0001 5356 0781 had been mailed to the parties OLD address, Wednesday, January 21, 2015, 3:32 pm
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This was three (3) days AFTER the client had advised McGhee’s office that the parties had moved to a NEW address

McGhee refused to rectify the situation by sending the letter to the NEW address
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McGhee also did NOT provide the Certified Mail Receipt from the United States Postal Service
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A Certified Mail Receipt looks like this
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Or just a receipt from the USPS, showing the DAY the item was mailed
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February 26, 2015

Alabama State Bar
Center for Professional Responsibility
Disciplinary Commission
Office of General Counsel

Mr. Billy Shaun McGhee
Attorney at Law
PO Box 1225
Dothan AL 36302-1225

Re: CSP 2015-345
Complaint

Dear Mr. McGhee

Enclosed is a copy of a complaint / letter received in this office from the above-referenced individual concerning you

Rather than opening a formal investigative file at this time, you are requested to review the enclosed and submit, in writing, within fourteen (14) days from the date of this letter, your comments concerning the enclosed complaint / letter

In your response, you may include copies of any documents which are relevant to this inquiry

Please submit the original and one copy of your written response and enclosures to this office within fourteen (14) days from the date of this letter

Robyn Bernier
Investigator / Paralegal
For the Office of the General Counsel
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March 12, 2014
(actually March 12 2015)

B. Shaun McGhee sent
Robyn Bernier
Alabama State Bar
The Disciplinary Commission
P. O. Box 671
Montgomery, AL 36101

RE: CSP No. 2014-345
(actually CSP 2015-345)
Complaint
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Thursday, April 2, 2015

Alabama State Bar
The Disciplinary Commission
Telephone: 334-269-1515
P.O. Box 671
Montgomery, AL 36101
Fax: 334/261-6311
Delivery Address
415 Dexter Avenue
Montgomery, AL 36104

CSP 2015-345
Complaint against Billy Shaun McGhee

The Disciplinary Commission of the Alabama State Bar has received the complaint that you filed against the above-referenced attorney

A copy of your complaint was forwarded to the attorney and a copy of the attorney’s response to your complaint is enclosed

Two attorneys in the Office of General Counsel of the Alabama State Bar have reviewed your complaint and the attorney’s response to the complaint

In view of the nature and content of the complaint and the enclosed response of the attorney, we will take no further action in this matter

Robyn Bernier
Investigator / Paralegal
For the Office of the General Counsel
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There is NOT any evidence in the record, that the Alabama State Bar, Center for Professional Responsibility, Disciplinary Commission, Office of General Counsel, requested the Certified Mail Receipt, showing the DAY item 7001 1140 0001 5356 0781 was mailed, from B. Shaun McGhee

There is NOT any evidence in the record, that the Alabama State Bar, Center for Professional Responsibility, Disciplinary Commission, Office of General Counsel, requested a Receipt from the United States Postal Service, showing the DAY item 7001 1140 0001 5356 0781 was mailed, from B. Shaun McGhee

There is NOT any evidence in the record, that the Alabama State Bar, Center for Professional Responsibility, Disciplinary Commission, Office of General Counsel, accessed the United States Postal Service’s web-site’s Certified Mail Tracking Number screen, to see what DAY item 7001 1140 0001 5356 0781 was mailed by McGhee’s office

THE ALABAMA STATE BAR, CENTER FOR PROFESSIONAL RESPONSIBILITY, DISCIPLINARY COMMISSION, OFFICE OF GENERAL COUNSEL, DOES NOT CARE IF YOU ADVISE AN ALABAMA ATTORNEY’s OFFICE THAT THE PARTIES THEY ARE TO SEND A LETTER TO, HAVE MOVED TO A NEW ADDRESS, AND THEY SEND THE LETTER TO THE OLD ADDRESS, AND REFUSE TO RECTIFY THE SITUATION BY MAILING THE LETTER TO THE NEW ADDRESS

Thursday, April 9, 2015 letter from client to Robyn Bernier, Alabama State Bar
Center for Professional Responsibility
Disciplinary Commission
Office of General Counsel
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Friday, April 17, 2015

We are in receipt of your request for reconsideration of the above-referenced matter

The Alabama State Bar only has jurisdiction over violations of the Rules of Professional Conduct

Your initial complaint, the respondent attorney’s response, and your recent request were independently reviewed by two lawyers in this office

They have concluded that there appears to be no new information which warrants a formal investigation

Therefore, no further action will be taken in this matter in accordance with our earlier decision
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May 5, 2015 letter from client to Alabama State Bar
Center for Professional Responsibility
Disciplinary Commission
Office of General Counsel

June 25, 2015

We are in receipt of your request for reconsideration of the above-referenced matter

The Alabama State Bar only has jurisdiction over violations of the Rules of Professional Conduct

Your initial complaint, the respondent attorney’s response, and your recent request were independently reviewed by two lawyers in this office

They have concluded that there appears to be no new information which warrants a formal investigation

Therefore, no further action will be taken in this matter in accordance with our earlier decision
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December 16, 2015 letter from client to Alabama State Bar
Center for Professional Responsibility
Disciplinary Commission
Office of General Counsel
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January 19, 2016

We are in receipt of your latest request for reconsideration of the above-referenced matter

The information you provided, your initial complaint and the attorney’s response were reviewed thoroughly and independently by two attorneys in the Office of General Counsel

While we can understand that you feel this is not a satisfactory resolution of your complaint, not every complaint constitutes a rule violation or has sufficient prosecutive merit

Your complaint was processed and investigated according to our procedures

In view of the fact that procedures were properly followed and a final determination made, there is nothing further we can do

Any other information received from you regarding this matter will be placed with your original complaints

However, no response from us will be forthcoming
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THE ALABAMA STATE BAR, CENTER FOR PROFESSIONAL RESPONSIBILITY, DISCIPLINARY COMMISSION, OFFICE OF GENERAL COUNSEL, does NOT have PROCEDURES in place to request that an attorney provide a Certified Mail Receipt to show the DAY the item was mailed, nor to access the USPS’ web-site’s Certified Mail Tracking Number screen and look up the DAY an item was mailed, when they are conducting a so-called “investigation”

WARNING: The Alabama State Bar, Center for Professional Responsibility, Disciplinary Commission, Office of General Counsel, does NOT care if you advise an Alabama attorney’s office to make a change, and the Alabama attorney’s office ignores you, and refuses to rectify the situation

That is PROFESSIONAL RESPONSIBILITY

WARNING: The Alabama State Bar, Center for Professional Responsibility, Disciplinary Commission, Office of General Counsel, does NOT seem to think that if you retain an attorney to write a letter, that you, as the client, should be allowed to review that letter before it is mailed

What does the Alabama State Bar, Center for Professional Responsibility, Disciplinary Commission, Office of General Counsel, have in common with s Ye olde England star chamber❓

Two attorneys in the Office of General Counsel of the Alabama State Bar have reviewed your complaint and the attorney’s response to the complaint
In view of the nature and content of the complaint and the enclosed response of the attorney, we will take no further action in this matter

“Two attorneys in the Office of General Counsel of the Alabama State Bar have reviewed your complaint”

TRANSLATION: “Two NAMELESS, FACELESS, BUREAUCRATS in the Office of General Counsel of the Alabama State Bar have reviewed your complaint”

Your initial complaint, the respondent attorney’s response, and your recent request were independently reviewed by two lawyers in this office
They have concluded that there appears to be no new information which warrants a formal investigation
Therefore, no further action will be taken in this matter in accordance with our earlier decision

” . . . were independently reviewed by two lawyers in this office”

TRANSLATION: ” . . . were independently reviewed by two NAMELESS, FACELESS, BUREAUCRATS in this office”

Duplicate

The information you provided your initial complaint and the attorney’s response were reviewed thoroughly and independently by two attorneys in the Office of General Counsel

” . . . were reviewed thoroughly and independently by two attorneys in the Office of General Counsel”

TRANSLATION: ” . . . were reviewed thoroughly and independently by two NAMELESS, FACELESS, BUREAUCRATS in the Office of General Counsel”

JUDGES in ALABAMA have more “PROFESSIONAL RESPONSIBILITY” than the NAMELESS, FACELESS, BUREAUCRAT attorneys / lawyers who “independently” review complaints at the Alabama State Bar, Center for Professional Responsibility, Disciplinary Commission, Office of General Counsel, who might be too YELLOW-BELLIED to sign off on their “determinations,” because maybe they do NOT want the notoriety of being responsible for some of the worst decisions in Alabama State Bar history

The Supreme Court of Alabama, through the Alabama State Bar, regulates lawyer conduct in this state

The Alabama State Bar’s grievance system was established by the Supreme Court of Alabama to enforce uniform standards of professional conduct for lawyers

All lawyers who practice law in Alabama must be members of the Alabama State Bar

Alabama Supreme Court
Mr. Robert G. Esdale
Clerk of the Court
300 Dexter Avenue
Montgomery, Alabama 36104-3741

The Judicial System Study Commission of Alabama
Mr. Randy Helms
Administrative Director of Courts
300 Dexter Avenue
Montgomery, Alabama 36104-3741

Alabama Judicial Conference
Mr. Randy Helms
Administrative Director of Courts
300 Dexter Avenue
Montgomery, Alabama 36104-2714

@LutherStrange

Alabama Attorney General
Luther Strange
501 Washington Avenue
Montgomery, Alabama 36130

@GovernorBentley

Alabama Governor
Robert Bentley
State Capitol
600 Dexter Avenue, Room N-104
Montgomery, Alabama 36130-2751

@HarriAnneSmith

Alabama Senator
Harri Anne Smith
P O Box 483
Slocomb, Alabama 36375

@SteveClouse

Alabama Representative
Steve Clouse
11 South Union Street, Suite 410-D
Montgomery, Alabama 36130-2950

@AlabamaStateBar

Alabama State Bar
Mr. Keith B. Norman
Executive Director / Secretary
P. O. Box 671
Montgomery, Alabama 36101