Working Draft…..To anyone that wants to help, please pursue a Freedom of Information Request for the Family Law Court of the Superior Court of Solano County. This is some of the information that I think would be useful–some just to show what a joke the legal system is. I believe most of the information does not exist or that if does, the Court is not going to hand it over (without a Court order…haha) The information about the summary statistics is a formality, as I know the Court uses a flawed and inadequate system (but I just don’t have the written documentation) Someone asked today about volunteering….I’ll contact you directly later, but suggest if you see this that you take this as a seed and supplement with procedures, address, etc. to file a information request and add to list of information. (I can post your revision or you can revise this post)
This may take two stabs as the first step is to understand where the specific weakness lies….the Court obviously lacks adequate management control over mediators and uses arbitrary rules to manage parent litigants….the part about showing that Judges do the monkey no see, no hear lies and false allegations, and ignores parental alienation is going to be a difficult one, unless one of the Judges screwed up and leaves a document trail….the arrogance of lawyers makes this very possible.
Any policy documents, written procedures, or written documents that direct Judges to not get bogged, engaged, ignore, or not react to apparent or plausible lying or false allegations by litigants
Any written opinion or documents that indicate an awareness by Judges that lying and false allegations are ignored in the court, particularly, the courts they preside over
Any written opinion or documents that indicate or suggest Judges and/or the Court Support staff are aware that any specific Court appointed mediator is: not able adequately analyze contradictory and complex information to reach a reasonable conclusion; or tends to draw conclusions that are absurd based on the facts; or appears to advocate for one party, particularly a party claiming domestic violence and/or abuse; or has a gender bias; or states conclusions that are not supported by relevant consensus standards (for example, stating a parent does not love a child); or ignores parental alienation; or employs process that conflict with Court Rules (such as giving one litigant legal advice in mediation)
Any documentation that shows a specific Judge continues to use a faulty mediator report, despite knowing the report is flawed, without justification addressing the mediator flaws and/or biases
Any documentation that shows Judges are aware that their decisions are arbitrary because of inadequate time or resources
The procedures the Court uses to assess whether any specific mediator has biases such as advocating for a litigant claiming abuse or accepting children’s interviews without specifically asking both parents about the veracity of such interviews (specifically does any mediator think she is a human lie detect and has no need to ask parents about statements made by children)
If the Court uses statistical test or trends to make a statement about biases, all limitations and assumptions about the test or trends and applicability to a specific mediator and/or whether the sampling protocol is representative (e.g. are parent-child variables (such as low parental alienation, high alienation, high level of false allegations, etc) each subsampled)
Has the Court test or trends been subjected to peer review or does it follow a standard published protocol that is directly applicable to drawing the conclusion of whether any specific mediator has a bias
A description of the program to maintain documentation on complaints on mediators outside of court, or to collect information from each Court case; if such document exists, a copy of the raw data and interpretation of results
A list of any mediators by the Superior Court of Solano County that have been fired for bias or any other cause relevant to a family litigation cases fairness; if none, state none.