1994.06.21   (Judge Bach to Anthony O’Connell)
RE: Estate of Jean O'Connell
Fiduciary No. 49160
Dear Mr. O'Connell:
I have received your letter of June 13, 1994 and made it a part of the file.
Very truly yours,
F. Bruce Bach
Ms. Jean Nader
Edward J. White, Esquire
Edgar A. Pritchard, Esquire


1995.02.01   (Judge Kenny to Jesse Wilson)
Re: Estate of Jean O’Connell
Fiduciary No. 49160
Dear Mr. Wilson:
I have reviewed the enclosed correspondence from Mr. Anthony O’Connell regarding the estate of Jean O’Connell. Since it appears from his letter that the estate is still in administration, I am referring the matter to you as Commissioner of Accounts.
Will you please respond to Mr. O’Connell as you deem appropriate?
Thomas S. Kenny
Anthony 0' Connell
Edward J. White, Esq.


1995.07.25   (Judge Kenny to Anthony O’Connell)
Re: Estate of Jean M. O’Connell
Fid. No. 49160
Dear Mr. O’Connell:
I cannot offer you legal advice, nor can I consider any matter that is not before the court upon proper motion and notice to all other concerned parties.
Very truly yours,  
Thomas S. Kenny
Edward J. White, Esq.


2000.08.09   (Marcus Williams for Judge Bach to Anthony O’Connell
Re: Estate of Harold A. O'Connell Fiduciary No. 2 1840
Estate of Jean M. O'Connell Fiduciary No. 49 160
Dear Mr. O'Connell:
I am writing to you on behalf of Chief Judge F. Bruce Bach and the 19th Judicial Circuit Court. The Court has received your letter dated July 24, 2000. The letter you have submitted to this Court is considered an inappropriate ex parte communication. The
Court does not conduct investigations based on letters or communications that are not pleadings. The proper procedure for filing any pleading or motion is to file it with the Clerk's Office and provide the opposing side a copy of the pleading or motion.
If you have further questions about filing such a motion, I suggest that you contact counsel.
Marcus D. Williams
Edward J. White, Esq.
Jean Nader
Jesse Wilson, Commissioner of Accounts


2000.08.31   (Anna Bass for Judge Vieregg to Anthony O’Connell)
Dear Mr. O'Connell,
This Court is in receipt of your letters dated July 24, August 8, and August 23, 2000. Your letters are improper ex parte communications and cannot be considered by this Court. Canon 3 of the Canons of Judicial Conduct mandates "A judge shall perform the duties of judicial office impartially and diligently." In accordance with this provision, Canon 3B(7) requires, in part, that
A judge shall accord to every person who has a legal interest in a proceeding, or that person's lawyer, the right to be heard according to law. A judge shall not initiate, permit, or consider ex parte communications, or consider other communications made to the judge outside the presence of the parties concerning a pending or impending proceeding[.]
Accordingly, this Court will not take any action in response to your letters. You should send a copy to your attorney of record.
Very truly,
Anna K. Bass
Law Clerk to the Honorable Arthur B. Vieregg