Two new judges value greater access to courts for all Issues Beyond Palo Alto, posted by Editor, Palo Alto Online, on Jun 18, 2012 at 10:47 am
When Allison Danner and Mary Greenwood are sworn in to the Santa Clara County Superior Court this week, they will bring extensive experience from opposite sides of the judicial system. Related story: [Web Link The judges, in brief]
Read the full story here Web Link posted Sunday, June 17, 2012, 9:21 AM
Posted by Member, a resident of the Greenmeadow neighborhood, on Jun 18, 2012 at 10:47 am
The judicial system has been rigged for years. Last year, I needed to accomplish something regarding a living trust estate. When I started everyone indicated I could accomplish the task without hiring an attorney. When I started to examine the simple task the time consumption was terrilbe. In the end, I had to hire an attoreny who took one hour and billed me nearly $500. For the attorney the task was simple, for the lay person the task would have taken hours. When the two new judges are appointed, I'm sure the same system will be in place. Let's face it, the legal profession is going to help lawyers soak us for high priced simple work. In the end, the same expensive system will be in place for the consumers. We will have little choice but to pay the terrible fees of $200-500 an hour.
Posted by Debbie Cauble, a resident of another community, on Jun 21, 2012 at 8:09 pm
This was a great article until the writer felt compelled to mention shopping. Seriously? Would you have mentioned that in an article about two qualified male appointees to the Superior Court? To be sure I am not overly sensitive I discussed this with the diverse group of women in my book club. All agreed after reading the article that the shopping reference was silly, sexist, and detracted from what otherwise was a good bit of reporting.
Congratulations to these two excellent additions to the Superior Court bench.