Originally published on www.ohioamf.org
Show your Support for Vaccine Rights Attorney Alan Phillips
Attorney Alan Phillips needs your support. His focus has been vaccine law and the NC State Bar - with no evidence of wrongdoing, and completely ignoring the sanctity of attorney-client privilege - is currently seeking years of his client records. Who knows what the motivations of the NC State Bar might be, but one thing is clear, this fishing expedition is unethical and requires an independent review of the NC State Bar. Currently, despite a court order, Attorney Phillips refuses to reveal his privileged client records and faces contempt of court, which could result in fines and/or jail time. Read more
Here's how you can help:
- SIGN the online letter on this page.
- DONATE to Attorney Phillips' legal defense.
- If you're an attorney, sign this petition.
- If you're not an attorney, sign this petition.
- Directly contact the NC State Bar Director.
- Directly contact the NC Attorney General.
- Directly contact the NC Governor.
- Directly contact the NC House Ethics Committee.
- Encourage your state medical freedom organization to take action!
Who is Attorney Alan Phillips?
Alan Phillips, J.D. is a nationally recognized expert and presenter on vaccine policy and law, and is the nation's only attorney whose practice is focused solely on vaccine exemptions and legislative activism. He works with clients, attorneys, legislators, and activists throughout the U.S. concerning vaccines required at birth; for daycare, grade school, and college enrollment; as a condition of employment; for military members and families; for immigrants; for children of parents in child custody disputes; for international travel; and various subsets of these categories.
Attorney Phillips is a friend of OAMF and has participated in a number of our events and video interviews, including this Guillain-Barré Syndrome awareness event that took place at the Ohio Statehouse in January of 2018:
Why isn't anyone investigating the NC State Bar?
Attorney Phillips has submitted at lease three complaints, that OAMF is aware of, against NC State Bar attorneys and all have been ignored. So why isn't there any oversight of the NC State Bar?
The American Bar Association
The American Bar Association "has no authority to investigate or act upon complaints filed against lawyers. Each state has its own agency that performs that function in regard to lawyers practicing in that state." So the organization over all of the individual state bar organizations has no method of accountability over their member organizations.
The North Carolina State Bar
The NC State Bar has a process to submit a grievance, but to OAMF's knowledge, the NC State Bar has dismissed all complaints regarding this matter, including the complaint that OAMF submitted to the NC State Bar Grievance Committee in October of 2017. Why would the Bar, particularly when they answer to no one, be inclined to call for an investigation into themselves?
Aren't there any other Oversight Authorities?
It is unclear what entity might have oversight authority over the NC State Bar to conduct an ethics investigation regarding these matters.
Who to Contact
1. Directly contact the NC State Bar Director
Executive Director Alice Neece Mine
North Carolina State Bar
217 East Edenton Street
Raleigh, NC 27601
2. Directly contact the NC Attorney General
Attorney General Josh Stein
9001 Mail Service Center
Raleigh, NC 27699
3. Directly contact the NC Governor
Governor Roy Cooper
20301 Mail Service Center
Raleigh, NC 27699
Email the Governor
4. Directly contact the NC House Ethics Committee
- The NC House Ethics Committee has been removed from this list because they notified us that they have no oversight authority over the NC State Bar.