On April 29, 2021 a group of 62 Attorneys wrote a letter disputing an article in Lawyers Weekly published April 15, 2021 regarding a Bill of Address currently in the Massachusetts House of Representatives known as HD-2881, To Remove Judge Abbe L Ross of the Salem Probate and Family Court and from the Bench completely in Massachusetts due to her extreme Bias and not being able to be impartial on countless of cases. Her actions from the Bench have harmed countless Families in the Commonwealth, placed Children in Danger and destroyed families forever.
Upon further review of this very strange support letter penned by 62 attorneys openly violating the Attorney’s Code of Conduct SJC 3:07 and the Judicial Code of Conduct SJC 3:09, for Judges. The Attorneys who endorsed the open letter of Support not only have cases before Judge Ross currently, but are seeking Judicial Favoritism for Future Rulings by Openly Supporting Judge Ross who deliberately harmed their own clients to which Monies were exchanged in the tens of thousands of dollars. This is a Total Sellout of their own Clients who pay them hundreds of dollars per hour.
There is a direct connection to these attorneys and a monetary exchange not only between their own Clients who became second to their quest, evidenced by the support letter and in violation of the S.J.C. Rule 3:07 Massachusetts Rules of Professional Conduct for Attorneys, but to Gain Judicial Favoritism with Judge Ross who they knowingly Chooses Sides in her Bias Rulings from the Bench. Some of the Named Attorneys served as Master Counsel’s for Judge Ross at the expense of either the Plaintiff or Defendant in her cases. This Monetary payoff for being a Good Solder of Judge Ross of can amount to over $10,000 per assignment, this could easily be over $200,000.00 a year to any attorney in her Favor. (Evidence shows).
The mere fact that Attorneys are supposed to be an “Officer of the Court” and point out any corruption in the system, have now become part of It for personal and financial gain at the expense of the Public and their own clients purse. This also supports the Removal of Any Judge participating in such Corruption, in particular Judge Abbe L. Ross of the Salem Probate and Family Court and the Attorneys who condone this egregious behavior, as indicated in the letter of Support April 29, 2021 to Lawyers Weekly.
This is Corruption at the Highest Level and MUST be investigated by the SJC, BBO, CJC and the Attorney General of Massachusetts Immediately.
May 6, 2021
SUPREME JUDICIAL COURT RULES
Rules of Professional Conduct
Supreme Judicial Court Rules
Rules of Professional Conduct: Preamble: A lawyer’s responsibilities
- A lawyer is a representative of clients, an officer of the legal system, and a public citizen having special responsibility for the quality of justice.
- As a public citizen, a lawyer should seek improvement of the law, the administration of justice, and the quality of service rendered by the legal profession. As a member of a learned profession, a lawyer should cultivate knowledge of the law beyond its use for clients, employ that knowledge in reform of the law, and work to strengthen legal education. A lawyer should be mindful of deficiencies in the administration of justice and of the fact that the poor, and sometimes persons who are not poor, cannot afford adequate legal assistance, and should therefore devote professional time and civic influence in their behalf. A lawyer should aid the legal profession in pursuing these objectives and should help the bar regulate itself in the public interest.
- Many of a lawyer’s professional responsibilities are prescribed in the Rules of Professional Conduct, as well as in substantive and procedural law. However, a lawyer is also guided by personal conscience and the approbation of professional peers. A lawyer should strive to attain the highest level of skill, to improve the law and the legal profession, and to exemplify the legal profession’s ideals of public service.
- The legal profession’s relative autonomy carries with it special responsibilities of self-government. The profession has a responsibility to assure that its regulations are conceived in the public interest and not in furtherance of parochial or self-interested concerns of the bar. Every lawyer is responsible for observance of the Rules of Professional Conduct. A lawyer should also aid in securing their observance by other lawyers. Neglect of these responsibilities compromises the independence of the profession and the public interest which it serves.
- Lawyers play a vital role in the preservation of society. The fulfillment of this role requires an understanding by lawyers of their relationship to our legal system. The Rules of Professional Conduct, when properly applied, serve to define that relationship.