Today I am racing to finish my work on a mediation job so I’ll be brief. I want to address the numerous comments and emails I’ve received asking me to post my latest bar complaint response on my blog.
For those of you who requested the document and have enjoyed it enough to urge that I publish it: thank you. I do appreciate your feedback and your praise. I have to admit I’ve been tempted, especially yesterday when I was copied on this from the Oregon State Bar:
Robin DesCamp has sent us the attached correspondence in answer to your concerns. The enclosures submitted were sufficiently voluminous that we elected to provide them to you on the enclosed CD.
Please review the enclosures and provide us with any additional information you wish to have us evaluate no later than May 23, 2016. If you do not provide any additional information, we will review this case without further input.
Thank you for your cooperation.
Assistant General Counsel
That email also included two earlier exchanges between the bar and Complainant that I should have been copied on when they occurred but was not. Sigh.
To: Oregon State Bar Assistant General Counsel
March 17, 2016
Can you confirm whether or not Robin has received my complaint and the documentation that I had provided? She seems to be making light of the complaint and has gone on the offensive on her blog this week. I am just wanting to know whether or not she has realized the severity and extent of the issues identified as she has stepped up her rhetoric and threats to expose me by name in yesterday’s blog post.
I understand that it was optimistic to think that my complaint would have made her stop, but there is always the outside chance. I honestly believe that she would have continued with her disparaging story regardless of what actions I took to try to stop it. For your information, (ex-wife) has requested her to stop her blog posts as well this week and Robin has refused.
In Robin’s words (posted on her blog), this story is too important not to be told. For what reason, I will never comprehend. Thanks again for expeditious investigation of this complaint.
The OSB responded that I had received the complaint. I point out why this is so funny in the document link below so don’t you dare scroll past it.
Here is the next exchange:
From: Oregon State Bar Assistant General Counsel
Just letting you know that we are expecting Ms. DesCamp’s response by April 27, 2016, per an extension granted today.
To which Complainant responded:
Thanks for the update. Her disposition seems to have changed a bit. She has also become quiet on her blog so she appears to be taking this seriously finally.
I felt compelled to respond to yesterday’s email and its attachments so here you go!
Maybe I should not post that here, but I’m getting a little tired of the blatantly false allegations being made against me and the time it takes for me to address them.
It’s important if you choose to read my latest letter to the bar that you click on the links within it because they show beyond a shadow of a doubt that Complainant is either:
a) lying without compunction; or
b) living in an alternate universe.
I have not changed my mind about publishing the entire response here but at some point I may. As I’ve stated before, if you’d like a copy please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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I haven’t spent the time needed to get this business off the ground but I have been contacted by some couples seeking help and I’ve been successful in every case.
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I promise tomorrow I will deliver the second part of my bifurcated advice to “Ashamed,” a woman whose shame over conspiring to do terrible things during her divorce has made her an ATM for her former divorce lawyer. Did you miss that one? Here is is:
Have a beautiful day, everyone!