Sacramento Superior Court Clerks File Illegal, Non-Conforming Documents for Judge Pro Tem Attorneys
|Court watchdogs assert that local divorce lawyers receive|
preferential treatment from Sacramento Superior Court
judges, clerks and court employees.
As the whistleblower leaked document embedded at the bottom of this post details, Sacramento Superior Court clerks file paperwork for SCBA Family Law Section attorneys which, by law, they are required to reject for filing.
The document details multiple violations of the state law requirements for filing documents in all California courts committed by attorney and Sacramento Superior Court temporary judge Paula Salinger.
The California Rules of Court specify the format of papers filed with every court in the state. The rules are mandatory, not optional. Under rule 2.118, court clerks must reject any papers that do not comply with court rules. Click here to view the rule.
For example, under rule 2.108, line numbers must be placed in the left margin of papers filed with a court.
The line numbers are critical because in order to make written objections to false or inadmissible evidence contained in a declaration filed by an attorney, by law the opposing party must specify the line numbers to show exactly which portions of the declaration contain defective evidence. If inaccurate evidence is not objected to it is by law considered accurate.
The objections also are critical in any subsequent appeal, according to veteran Sacramento family law attorney Stephen James Wagner. Family court watchdogs have documented that declarations filed by attorneys often contain false or otherwise inadmissible evidence - which becomes admissible if objections are not lodged.
To continue reading, and view the responsive declaration documenting serial court rule violations by SCBA Family Law Executive Committee officer and judge pro tem attorney Paula Salinger, click Read more >> below...
Court records confirm that Sacramento County Bar Association Family Law Section officer Paula Salinger routinely is allowed by family court clerks to file declarations on blank paper without line numbers in the left margin in cases where the opposing party is unrepresented. Click here to view a motion and illegal declaration filed by the lawyer.
Salinger also is a sworn Sacramento County Superior Court temporary judge, as are all four partners at her firm, Woodruff, O'Hair, Posner & Salinger, Inc. The responsive declaration below filed by a pro per objecting to the unlawful filing by Salinger details one example of the unlawful preferential treatment judge pro tem attorneys receive from filing clerks and judges, even when they flagrantly violate state court rules.
Click here to view the pro per points and authorities filed with the responsive declaration and documenting additional serial court rule and statutory law violations by the judge pro tem.
SFCN will have more reporting on this case in the near future. For additional reporting on the people and issues in this post, click on the corresponding labels below the document.