As a working solo attorney, I see many conscientious judges who strive to be fair. Unfortunately, I do see cases where judges bow to big firms and defer to anything a big firm lawyer tells them, no matter how far-fetched it is.
I plea for judges to earn their ample pay by reading my humble pleadings and the pleadings of my colleagues who may not belong to big law firms, even when we “small-time lawyers” come from out of town. Judges have sworn an oath of office. They are required to follow the law. “Law” means the statutes and the cases as applied to the facts presented. Judges are to ignore the personalities involved and the so-called “status” of the parties and their lawyers. I plea for judges to read, to listen, to think, to stay independent, to do justice and to earn their salaries and benefits.