Tag Archive for Journalist Diane Dimond

Guardianship Study Commission Message #14

Dear Guardianship Study Commission Members, News Media Professionals, and others: Today starts a new series of weekly posts, covering statistical analysis of New Mexico’s courts’ administration of the guardianship cases that come before their judges. While this post is long, we guarantee it will “blow your mind” while shining (some) light on the secretive process…

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 #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…

Blair Darnell lived on her horse farm south of Corrales for more than five decades and died in Guardianship ordered by Judge Beatrice Brickhouse and implemented by her appointed attorney Darryl Millet. (Marla Brose/Albuquerque Journal)

Guardianship Study Commission Message #3

Guardianship Study Commission Members, News Media Professionals, Others: Created in response to public outcry resulting from a series of recent Albuquerque Journal articles authored by Diane Dimond on guardianship abuse, the New Mexico Adult Guardianship Study Commission must now assimilate the public rebuttal appearing in another Journal article this past weekend by Darryl Millet, the…

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…