“One doesn’t have to operate with great malice to do great harm. The absence of empathy and understanding are sufficient. In fact, a man convinced of his virtue even in the midst of his vice is the worst kind of man.”
— Charles M. Blow, NY Times
Judge Betty Lou Lamoreaux Backstory
Bettys’ Hope, inspired by the tragic events surrounding the Conservatorship of the Late Honorable Betty Lou Lamoreaux and the Conservatorship of dear Betty Roberts of Lancaster, who has not seen her beloved daughters for over 2 years. The Judge Betty Lou Lamoreaux debacle that was featured in the Orange County Register is an excellent case on point. Her court appointed attorney self-guided himself into over $100,000 in legal fees paid out of her estate. There was literally NO statutory nor ethical basis for actions he took of his own volition.
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A New Path
Betty’s Hope is strives to reform the probate courts throughout California by:
Creating a comprehensive curriculum for attorneys who seek to represent incapacitated adults and adults with developmental disabilities in conservatorship proceedings.
Developing a system of supervision and accountability for those attorneys.
Eliminating the toxic co-dependence between Judges and “Court Appointed Counsel.”
Enforcing compliance of the California probate code by all judicial officers and counsel appearing in conservatorship hearings.