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Houston Breakthrough Special Election Issue, Vol. 3, No. 4, April 1978 - Page 21. April 1978. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. January 19, 2020. https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/feminist/item/257/show/244.

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(April 1978). Houston Breakthrough Special Election Issue, Vol. 3, No. 4, April 1978 - Page 21. Houston and Texas Feminist and Lesbian Newsletters. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. Retrieved from https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/feminist/item/257/show/244

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Title Houston Breakthrough Special Election Issue, Vol. 3, No. 4, April 1978
Publisher Breakthrough Publishing Co.
Date April 1978
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  • Periodicals
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  • Newsletters
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Galveston • Stores also in Austin, San Antonio, Shreveport and Albuquerque Bar rules By Anita Davidson fREE pREqiNANCy TESTINq & iNFORMATJON 868-4485 "Whenever we're but of the office, the Breakthrough phones are answered courteously and your messages are taken efficiently 24 hours a day by OF HOUSTON a woman owned business • CALL FORWARDING • RADIO PAGING • LIVE ANSWERING SERVICE central office 4215 Graustark northeast office 4215 Graustark southwest office 3221 Fondren northwest office 12345 Kingsride 524-3985 691-2088 781-3413 467-2111 ... ROBERTA K. TILUNGHAST, PRESIDENT Houston • Galveston • San Antonio • Corpus Christi Of our 49 district and county judges, 34 are unopposed on the May 6 ballot. In light of the fact that complaints ranging from rudeness to unconstitutional decisions have been made against a large number of judges by attorneys and other citizens, we wanted to know why so many judges are unchallenged in this election. A dozen women trial attorneys were asked about the whole process of judicial appointment and support and about their experiences before the incumbent judges. In order to"speak freely most of the attorneys requested that their names not be used (for the obvious reason that alienating judges is not healthy to a law practice). Therefore, all quotes are anonymous. We are deeply grateful to each of these attorneys who gave her time and knowledge to help us demystify the coming judicial elections. -A.D. The Judicial Qualifications Committee, a body elected within the state bar system, receives numerous complaints about' judges from attorneys each year. 'The Committee is not very active, not real strong," commented one attorney, "They have received complaints against Jimmy Duncan for years without taking any action. " Duncan, a county criminal court judge, was in the news two years ago, when he threatened to send a woman to jail for wearing a pantsuit into his courtroom. He is currently being investigated by the committee for "confiscating" over 200 guns from defendants in his court. but appeal courts are prohibitively costly. Many people just cannot afford to appeal and are deprived of their rights under the law by the judges' arbitrary indifference to the law." The complaint that "judges lose sight of the cost of litigation to the people" applies particularly to the family courts. Out of the more than 10,000 suits that are filed annually in Harris County, 60% are family law matters, and will fall into one of nine courts. It is not unusual for these overcrowded courts to set 25 ancillary matters in one morning. Attorneys charge that many judges spend time on unrelated or personal matters "while 100 people stand around waiting, maybe all day." Attorneys must charge for this wait time as it is called, "and it can push fees up incredibly." In addition, litigants may be losing a day's pay that they can ill afford. "Courts are presumably run to expedite cases, but they are really run for the convenience of the judge." One of our probate court judges does not find it convenient to try cases at all. "He really does not want to have a trial in his court," says an attorney who reports that this longtime judge has successfully avoided trials for years. Another complaint against judges is that they change their attitudes when they take the bench. "Every judge should have to get off the bench and practice law before that very bench for one year every five years," suggested one attorney. "Admittedly, this is impractical and impossibly inefficient, but it would help them maintain the proper perspective." "Many judges are condescending, even rude, to younger women attorneys, and to young men attorneys, too," states an 44 What makes a person want to be a judge? Ego...it's an ego trip...a real super ego trip." "It takes something that bizarre to get them to move against a judge," the attorney continued. Less bizarre, but no less consequential, are complaints that many judges simply do not believe in the consumer laws and therefore ignore them. In a product liability or consumer case, they may simply refuse to award damages or award only a token amount. "Nothing really can be done," explains one attorney, "a mandamus (a writ issued by a superior court commanding a specific performance) may be issued, but the next time a similar case comes before them, they will do the same thing again. They will tell you to go ahead and appeal, attorney who has been practicing many years, "They show partiality to their old cronies, it's the 'old boy network'." The demeanor of some of our judges comes under scrutiny by many attorneys. "We are mandated to show respect to the court; but judges may just ream out a lawyer; they lack the same decorum they demand of us." And there is no remedy for this. "There is nothing you can do," according to the attorneys interviewed. "They are just up there playing God, moralizing," charged an attorney experienced in both family and criminal law, "they will refuse to grant a name change using in the best interest of the child as an excuse to control a person's right to RON WATERS We Know Where He Stands On: — Women's issues — Support of the Arts — Revitalizing the Heights That's why Yesterday's Rose proudly supports him for re-election as State Representative, District 79. 452^ 19//1 S68-3052 20 HOUSTON BREAKTHROUGH APRIL 1978