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Guardianship Study Commission Message #11

Cartoon above: “Remember: ‘accounting’ and ‘accountability’: nothing in common.” Courtesy of The New Yorker Magazine, artist Leo Cullum, and Sue Smoot’s The New Yorker magazine subscription that court-appointed attorney Darryl Millet renewed 5 months after Sue’s death and paid for with Sue’s American Express credit card (renewed 2 months after Sue’s death) which Darryl Millet…

Guardianship Study Commission Message #10

Photo above: “The righteous care about justice for the poor, but the wicked have no such concern.” Proverbs 29:7 WillPowerNM is pleased to present a 2nd guest article written by Concerned Senior Citizens. Their first guest article appeared on May 31, 2017 and can be read at this link. GUARDIANSHIP LAW BEING USED TO SWINDLE…

Guardianship Study Commission Message #9

Photo above: Omar Ramirez, who has traumatic brain injury, stands alongside his mother, Juanita. In April, Juanita was informed that her son’s million-dollar settlement from a car accident case had disappeared from a nonprofit trust company’s accounts. (photo credit: Roberto E. Rosales/Albuquerque Journal)   Dear Guardianship Study Commission Members, Attorney General Hector Balderas, News Media…

Guardianship Study Commission Message #8

Dear Chief Justice Nakamura, Guardianship Study Commission Members, Attorney General Hector Balderas, News Media Professionals, and others: Congratulations are due to Judith Nakamura on her election by her fellow justices to be the Chief Justice of the New Mexico Supreme Court. Chief Justice Nakamura was said by the Albuquerque Journal as being, “committed to cultivating…

Guardianship Study Commission Message #7

Guardianship Study Commission Members, News Media Professionals, Others: At WillPowerNM, we formed as a private Citizens Parallel Investigation Committee to the New Mexico Supreme Court’s Adult Guardianship Study Commission. We did so out of skepticism born of experience that the courts could adequately reform themselves. A repeated theme heard from victims of guardianship and advocates…

Just like the Mothers & Grandmother's of Argentina's 'desaparecidos' New Mexicans who's elderly relatives are effectively 'disappeared' by the courts are increasingly speaking out, against judge's gag orders. As in Argentina, ‘But I couldn’t keep quiet. We needed everyone to know, even if nobody believed us.’ Photograph: Eduardo Di Baia/Associated Press

Guardianship Study Commission Message #5

New Mexico’s elderly ‘desaparecidos’ are reminiscent of Argentina’s ‘niños desaparecidos’ (Photo above): Just like the Mothers & Grandmother’s of Argentina’s ‘desaparecidos,’ New Mexicans whose elderly relatives are effectively ‘disappeared’ by the courts are increasingly speaking out, against judges’ gag orders. As in Argentina, ‘But I couldn’t keep quiet. We needed everyone to know, even if…

Patricia Galindo, vice chair of a new Supreme Court guardianship commission, during the first meeting of the group, summarizes the state's laws on how guardianship or conservatorship petitions are filed in court for alleged incapacitated adults. Photo courtesy of ABQJournal.com

New Mexico Guardianship Study Commission Message #2

Guardianship Study Commission Members, News Media Professionals, Others: With the first meeting of the New Mexico Adult Guardianship Study Commission having taken place last Friday, the full scope of the disconnect between “the rules” and “what actually happens” in guardianship matters is becoming clear to many. In this second weekly message to the Commission Members,…

Ad Hoc NM Guardianship Study Commission (Order Establishing 4-6-17)

New Mexico Supreme Court’s Guardianship Study Commission Message #1

From: Herfast <info@willpowernm.org> To: Wendy Ellen York Patricia M. Galindo Gerald Ortiz y Pino Conrad James Patricia M. Stelzner Tim Gardner Jorja Armijo-Brasher Gaelle McConnell Judge Nancy J. Franchini Judge Jarod K. Hofacket Judge Dustin K. Hunter Dr. Samuel Roll Jill Johnson Vigil Leslie Porter Stephen Clampett Emily Darnell-Nuñez Cc: Albuquerque Journal, New Mexican, Associated…