How To Deal With A Bad Judge
Revealing Many Ways For Dealing With Bad Judges
This page is informational. We are NOT lawyers and nothing on this page should be construed as legal advice!
"I can state with certainty that if you go against the status quo in Rhode
Island and point out wrongdoing of the judiciary they will ruin your legal practice and make
it impossible for you to win a case."
--Quoted by a well known lawyer who was discussing the Rhode Island Judiciary
You should consider a Judge bad only if they show a pattern of behaving or ruling in
a manner that is:
The criteria used in deciding if a judge is bad is NOT how they handle a high profile case or people of influence, but how they handle the poor, prosecutorial misconduct and the unrepresented. Regardless of how bad a Judge is, they will undoubtedly make SOME correct decisions. We consider a Judge bad if they do not FAITHFULLY and CONSISTENTLY adhere to their oath of office and aggressively pursue justice for ALL. Anything less is unacceptable and is the definition of a bad judge. Also see the Judicial Accountability Initiative Law and the article on dismissals of Government cases.
Bad Judges exist. We all know they do. [See Judges as
Criminals?] Very few practicing lawyers are willing or able to expose Bad Judges
publicly, for they are at great risk when they must later appear again before the
exposed Bad Judge. Exposure of rotten judicial apples offends and embarrasses the
entire judiciary. When a lawyer, in diligent pursuit of his client's interests, dares
stand up to Bad Judges, the "system" locks arms, and seeks to punish or suppress the
iconoclastic lawyer. The system's resistance to admitting the existence of a bad judge
can be astounding. Yet someone must stand up to challenge this cancer within the
Judiciary. Bad Judges need to be weeded out. It is to the fair, competent judges that
the following is dedicated.
Before you go before a Judge, try to learn the Judge's record!
To Change A Judge Before The Trial:
If It Is Impossible To Change A Judge Before Trial:
Dealing With A Judge After A Bad Ruling
Serve Society By Taking Action To Get A Bad Judge Off The Bench.