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Materials related to Ellen Seaborne and the complaints against her law firm

Board defections no cause for alarm
Investigative report on attorney sparks liability concerns

Dan Frazier’s editorial about fallout from Seaborne article
(Longer Web Version)
April 2002

Family lawyer piles up 16 complaints
Complaints about Ellen Seaborne’s honesty and fees are dismissed by Bar
(Includes sidebars about the State Bar’s response, and about the group that is forming for a possible class-action suit or ballot initiative).
By Dan Frazier
(Longer Web version, with a correction regarding “Anne” made 3/8/02)
March 2002

Seaborne's confidential instructions to staff
These confidential documents were obtained from"Rene," a person who claimed to have inside information about Ellen Seaborne's office procedures. One document explains Seaborne's policy with regard to keeping even the simplest of office procedures confidential. Other documents include "proposals" suggesting how Seaborne's staff should bill clients for various services. Note that information pertaining to dates, names of office personnel and handwritten notations have been removed from these documents by Flagstaff Tea Party in order to protect Rene's identity. The handwriten notations, pertaining mainly to amended fees on the "Intake form," have been electronically recreated. An asterisk appears in some of these notations, representing a symbol that is difficult to read, but which may be an ampersand (&).
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Posted March 2002

Seaborne General Office and Billing Information
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Posted March 2002

Seaborne Attorney-Client Fee Contract
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Posted March 2002

"All But My Soul" Book Review
Includes suggestions for further reading.

Contact State Bar, Supreme Court, and others

Letter from AZ Bar to Linda Hawkins about Seaborne story
Letter is dated March 27, 2002
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Letter from Linda Hawkins to the Arizona State Bar
Letter is dated April 2, 2002
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Letters to the editor received in March 2002 about the Ellen Seaborne story

Letters to the editor received in April 2002 about the Ellen Seaborne story

FTP spreadsheet containing information collected related to attorney Ellen Seaborne
Posted May 2002

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Explanation of FTP spreadsheet containing information collected related to attorney Ellen Seaborne
Posted May 2002
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Letter from Russell S. Duerksen threatening former Seaborne client with lawsuit 
April 2002 letter threatening lawsuit over unpaid Seaborne bill, with response from former client. (This Duerksen letter has been received by at least two former Seaborne clients in recent weeks. The wording is identical in both cases. As of July 2002, Seaborne had not brought a lawsuit against either former client.)
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