All the professors of law in Texas
John WorldPeace vs. The Commission for Lawyer Discipline
(the attorney disciplinary process in
My name is John WorldPeace. I
graduated from the
In 1993, Dawn Miller, the now Chief Disciplinary Counsel for the Commission for
Lawyer Discipline filed a disciplinary petition against me in which the
complaints were past the four year statute of limitations.
The case was dismissed with prejudice but it remains in the public record
and amounts to a permanent public reprimand.
I did not proceed against Dawn Miller for her malicious acts because I
had moved to
3) Four years ago, in June 2000, I sued a client for a $10,000 fee per our retainer contract. The client filed a grievance and the grievance was processed by Dawn Miller. I began to the lay the foundation to shut down the grievance process.
August 2002, a disciplinary petition was filed against me with the Clerk of the
Supreme Court per Rule 3.01 Texas Rules of Disciplinary Procedure.
April 2003, a Judgment for Disbarment was signed and set aside in June 2003.
In August 2003, a second Judgment for Disbarment was signed.
applications were first filed in the Supreme Court because the Supreme Court
promulgated the TRDP and appointed Judge Fry per Rule 3.02 TRDP to preside over
the underlying trial. Also, the TRDP
had to be renewed by
I filed twelve Applications Writs of Mandamus which included about forty issues
that were all questions of law and which were evidence of the defects in the
If attorneys in
Supreme Court, over time, refused to hear all twelve applications.
To date, rehearings have been filed on eleven of the applications.
The twelfth will be filed on February 23, 2004.
of the applications has now been refiled in the 14th Court of Appeals
and three others that have been refused rehearing by the Supreme Court will be
The problem in the Fourteenth Court of Appeals is that all the mandamus
issues will be heard on appeal and the court must write an opinion.
So the problem for the
The internet is rapidly changing the world in the specific sense that a
court can no longer act in a semi-closed environment that prevents a defendant
from calling attention to the injustices of the court’s ruling.
I set up a web page at http://www.johnworldpeace.net/indexsb.htm
for the purpose of communicating with the members of the State Bar and other
interested parties and have recorded virtually all the pleadings that relate to
addition, I have to date faxed over half the attorneys in the state pointing
them to my web page. Now that the
Supreme Court has refused to hear my applications which undeniably show the
defects in the TRDP which the Supreme Court promulgated and last month
readopted, I have moved to the next level which is to contact all the professors
of law in
following are some issues that I think will greatly enhance your students’
legal educational experience.
Can laws that are clear and not subject to interpretation, be manipulated by the
Is it good law for the Supreme Court or the
Should Texas follow all the other states and repeal the right of an attorney to
have a trial in the district court in a disciplinary matter as opposed to an
administrative hearing? If it is
determined that the grievance process is subject to manipulation, what rights
would a respondent attorney have in an administrative hearing?
Are the issues that I have raised on appeal and on mandamus legitimate
issues? Remember the TRDP is only
eleven years old and there have only been about forty cases put on the books and
so the law has not been thoroughly tested.
Is the internet a legitimate tool to bring light on a pending issue in the
courts so that the justices must consider the effect of how their rulings will
be viewed by the public at large. (In this case by all the 67,000 plus attorneys
Is the TRDP arbitrary? Can the TRDP
be manipulated? Is the TRDP in
existence simply to throw a few attorneys to the public each month to reduce the
negative opinions of the public about attorney discipline in specific and
attorney in general?
How does one interface the legal malpractice law in Texas which requires a
Plaintiff to prove a “suit within a suit” and then prove that “but for”
the negligence of the attorney the Plaintiff would have won his case but under
the TRDP all a client has to do is to file a grievance and the Commission does
not have to prove a suit within a suit. (Further,
an expert witness is required in a legal malpractice case to prove the standard
of care of a “reasonably prudent attorney” but not to prove the standard of
care of a “reasonably prudent and competent attorney” under the Texas
Disciplinary Rules of Professional Conduct as they are incorporated into the
How can the attorney disciplinary system in
I would ask you to take a look at my web site, which is being updated
weekly, and consider assigning projects regarding my site and legal ethics in
general in order to satisfy the academic requirements to teach ethics in each
course of study. I believe that my
web page will eventually cover almost every question one could have about the
attorney grievance process in
further, I think, a review of my web page will show your students how the courts
work in general such that questions will be asked as to whether the judicial
system has significant flaws that must be remedied.
There are definitely questions regarding the TRDP in that the Commission
for Lawyer Discipline has immunity from their bad acts under the TRDP.
This alone makes the system subject to arbitrary corruption and
What has always concerned me about the judicial system is that the
Constitution of the
think there are enough practical and theoretical issues in my lawsuit with the
Commission for Lawyer Discipline to consider using it as a part of your
discussions of the law in general and legal ethics in specific.
How can we manifest peace on earth if we do not include everyone (all races, all nations, all religions, both sexes) in our vision of Peace?
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