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I am writing regarding a true story of judicial interference and obstructions of a pro se litigant. This involves a scam at the King County Regional Justice Center being pulled off by lawyers and commissioners against pro se litigants.

Please read fully. This is how it occurs. The commissioner makes a ruling and assigns the attorney to prepare the paperwork for the orders. The attorney then abuses this power and writes whatever he desires and completely disregards the ruling. He fills out the paperwork in favor of his client and between the commissioners next cases hands it to him and the commissioner signs without reviewing. This is now an official order regardless of audio video recordings of the actual proceeding and ruling.

This order is then passed on to other organizations such as the Department of Corrections etc... There is no way to easily get these errors corrected. In my case I was pro se court by phone so I did not get to review the order in the court room I received it via email three days after the fact. Imagine my shock with what I read. I have tried to contact my lawyer in Enumclaw to see if he would agree to do an errata, which is basically admitting mistakes and amending the paperwork.

His secretary refused to allow me to talk to him and told me it was my problem. I do have proof both in the court record of video and audio of the ruling and I have the paperwork prepared and signed by the courts. The errors are obvious and the ruling is clear to hear.

This is the biggest family law scam. I believe this is not the first time this has occurred. It is very scary that the attorney has no conscious and is attempting to pull this off. This is judicial interference and obstructions of pro se litigants rights to fair outcome of a proceeding. There is no quick process through the courts to fix this issue. It is very costly. I am looking at spending $2,400 to have a new proceeding and fix the attorneys deviant deliberate botch of the paperwork.

If I let it stand, it takes away more than $4,500 in back support owed to the children. I am disgusted with the system. I am appalled in the United States court of law an attorney could get away with such actions. I should not have to put out any money to correct the situation, as the ruling should have been the ruling on paper. This is a prime example in America how the people are taken advantage of by the system.

People should be made aware. I have the CD and all paperwork available for verification of my statements.

CathyArroyo, Kirkland

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