[LCSD] Alexander’s ongoing bar complaint against Tre’ Kennedy

Someone decided to forward me both Alexander’s followup letter regarding his outstanding bar complaint and Kennedy’s response to it.

Alexander’s letter to Oregon Bar Attorney Scott Morrill (PDF)

Kennedy’s response to Alexander, sent to Scott Morrill (PDF)

I have to say that I was so astounded by Alexander’s letter I had to ask whether or not Alexander seriously thinks he has a case, or if he’s just being petty and malicious.  Why?  Because he makes an absolutely ridiculous claim:

In support of his “shared belief’ defense Mr. Kennedy includes an excerpt from an attorney-client communication between school board members and school district counsel that does not state that I violated the public meetings law.

Huh?  You mean this?

Documents turned over by the city include correspondence from the school district’s legal counsel, Salem attorney Paul Dakopolos of the law firm Garret Hemann Robertson, to board members.

That’s from the Lebanon Express article that Kennedy included in his response.  In other words, Alexander is claiming that Kennedy should not have access to something that appeared in the newspaper.  Either Alexander doesn’t understand how public records and attorney-client privilege work, or he’s just being malicious and hoping to get lucky.  Neither option puts his actions in a favorable light.

Alexander makes another claim that is easily refuted, and Kennedy does so in his response.  I’m not going to bother typing it out – you can read the whole thing in the PDFs.  The bottom line, at least for me, is that Alexander’s claims are baseless, which means he is wasting everyone’s time.

Also, the rather shoddy quality of Alexander’s letter makes me hope that he didn’t pay anyone to write it for him.  Certainly it doesn’t look to have been proofread by anything other than MS Word.  Sheesh – and no, I don’t think asking that something like this contain proper punctuation and spelling is wrong.  I’m not asking any more of Alexander than I would ask of a high school sophomore.  Go ahead and tell me that’s too high of a standard.

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2 Comments on “[LCSD] Alexander’s ongoing bar complaint against Tre’ Kennedy”

  1. He said Says:

    Paul, Rick’s attorney friend prepared the respond for Rick. You can check some of Paul’s filing if you want to understand how he files his complaints. Not very professional or well written at all.

  2. Someone Says:

    How could the public possibly be aware of deliberations if they aren’t done during a public meeting? Don’t we have a right to know how board members are making the decisions about our children’s education?

    192.620 Policy.

    The Oregon form of government requires an informed public aware of the deliberations and decisions of governing bodies and the information upon which such decisions were made. It is the intent of ORS 192.610 to 192.690 that decisions of governing bodies be arrived at openly.


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