- Rationale

Introduction

The purpose of this site is to track a series of criminal and ethics complaints against numerous individuals affiliated with the University of Wisconsin System. The law appears to provide for criminal remedies to misconduct on behalf of these individuals, and ethics rules appear to provide additional remedies for any unethical behavior on the part of attorneys.

These complaints are intended to bring accountability and integrity to a culture that clearly lacks both. Civil remedies usually result in settlements that include nondisclosure and non-disparagement clauses, and these bring no accountability to the University - they are free to continue to act in exactly the same way as they did before the settlement.

The complaints found on this site have all been filed with law enforcement. In some ways they are tests of the system, and these complaints raise many questions. Do the statutes mean what they say? Are public employees required to follow the law? Will law enforcement actually enforce those laws on behalf of the people those laws are purported to protect?

And then there are the attorneys who provided counsel to all of these alleged offenders, and in some cases may have committed offenses themselves in their capacities as public employees. Will they be held accountable by law enforcement? Will the Office of Lawyer Regulation hold them accountable?

I think that the citizens of the State of Wisconsin deserve to know exactly where the lines are drawn, and by making all of this documentation available to the public, I hope that those lines will become bright and clear.

The documents, audio and commentary contained in this site are all a matter of public record.

- Reed (click a button to access the file)

Exhibit 674 - Nov 7, 2018 - Complaint

Statement of Facts
Commentary:

This complaint was filed with the Office of Lawyer Regulation.

- Do attorneys have any ethical obligation to safeguard the integrity of administrative proceedings, especially in their capacities as counsel to the tribunal?

Exhibit 675 - Nov 7, 2018 - Complaint

Exhibits (Part 1)
Commentary:

These exhibits were attached to the initial complaint.

Exhibit 676 - Nov 7, 2018 - Complaint

Exhibits (Part 2)
Commentary:

These exhibits were attached to the initial complaint.

- Contents

Rationale
On the Legal Aspects of University Disciplinary Proceedings in Wisconsin

A brief study on the applicability of the statutes and case law

SCR Chapter 20
Supreme Court Rules on Lawyer Ethics (relevant portions highlighted)

Provided for reference

Bilder-Lind Complaint
June 4, 2018 - July 27, 2018 (Closed)

Advancing a claim unwarranted under existing law, failure to maintain candor toward the tribunal

Reed (Smith) Complaint
November 7, 2018 - present ( 77 days and counting... )

Failure to safeguard the integrity of the legal process, failure to maintain candor toward the tribunal

Reed (Smith) Second Complaint
December 19, 2018 - present ( 35 days and counting... )

Failure to safeguard the integrity of the legal process, failure to maintain candor toward the tribunal

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