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TORRANCE.

CALIFORNIA

CHAMBERS

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90503

MARK S. ARNOLD

SUPERVISING

.JUDGE

February 1,2013

Mr. Kevin Powell 22320 Harbor Ridge Lane, #2 Torrance, CA 90502

Dear Mr. Powell:

Re: Case No. YF004730

TELEPHONE

(310) 222·8848

I have received your letter of complaint about Commissioner Glenda Veasey.

As your letter relates to a family law matter that was handled by a family law judicial officer, I have forwarded it to the Supervising Judge of the Family Law Court, Judge Scott Gordon. His address is 111 North Hill Street, Department 2, Los Angeles,

CA 90012.

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Judge Gordon will look into the issues that you raised in your letter and will respond back to you when he has finished his investigation.

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.MARK ARNOLD Supervising Judge

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SCOTT

M. GORDON

JUDGE

SUPERVISING

Mr. Kevin Powell 22320 Harbor Ridge Lane #2 Torrance, California 90502

RE: CASE No. YF004703

Dear Mr. Powell:

March 11, 2013

TELEPHONE (213) 974- 1234

I have read and considered your letter of December 30, 202 and the extensive materials that you included with your letter. It must be noted that many of the materials that you included were not related to the issues in Case No. YF004703. The majority of the materials that you included with your correspondence appear to be in support of your claims that the decisions and orders made in the case were not appropriate.

Your first request for orders (RFO) in this matter was heard by the court on July

28, 2011.

Cameron Astiazaran. A stipulation and order were reached between you and the

other party, which was signed and entered with the court. You then withdrew your ex parte request. On September 6, 2011, a hearing was held on your

request for order. A stipulation and order was once again signed and entered

party in

You were represented by

counsel at this hearing. On November 9, 2011, a hearing was held on the your request for orders regarding child custody and visitation and child support. The

matter was continued by stipulation of the parties.

the case to comply

with the court and the matter was continued to allow you and the other

At that hearing

on your RFO, you were represented

by attorney

with the court's

prior orders.

On January 26, 2012, the matter was called for hearing. You appeared as a self- represented litigant and the other party was represented by counsel. After a hearing was held, the Court asked you and the other party to have a seat in the courtroom for a few minutes. After several minutes, you and the other party then left the court. The matter was taken off calendar.

In June 2012, you filed an ex parte request for orders. The matter was argued and denied. On October 25, 2012, a hearing was held on your request for order. It was continued for you to provide proof of service and proof of completion of the PACT program. On December 12, 2012, the matter was called for hearing and the court ruled on your request.

Mr. Kevin Powell

RE: CASENo. YF004703 March 11, 2013

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A review of your correspondence indicates that you disagree with the rulings of

the judicial

made. As the Supervising Judge of the Family Law Division, I do not have the authority to review, reverse, overrule or intervene in decisions made by another

for

appellate review. The complaint process does not allow me to undertake an independent evaluation of the decision-making process of the judicial officer handling this case. The relief that you are requesting must be accomplished through appropriately noticed Requests for Orders made in the case or through

the appellate process.

have been

officer in this matter and feel that other orders should

judicial officer.

The complaint

process is not intended

as a substitute

Self-Help resources can be found at the Los Angeles Superior Court's web site a

or at the Self-Help Center located at:

Los Angeles Superior Court Self-Help Center Stanley Mosk Courthouse 111 N. Hill Street, Room 426 Los Angeles, California 90012

Questions regarding the Child Support Services Division can be directed to Los Angeles County Child Support Services Department: (866) 901-3212.

If you are dissatisfied with the Court's action on your complaint, you have the right to request the Commission on Judicial Performance review this matter under its discretionary jurisdiction to oversee the discipline of subordinate judicial officers. No further action will be taken on your complaint unless the commission receives your written request within 30 days after this notice was mailed. The commission's address is:

Commission on Judicial Performance 455 Golden Gate Avenue, Suite 14400 San Francisco, California 94102-3660