Family Law Reform Champion and Advocate, Attorney Mick Gerhardt, was unlawfully put in jail by Cook County Judge Naomi Schuster. Supporters of Attorney Mick Gerhardt will hold a protest May 11, 2014 at the cook county jail on 26th and California.
Advocate and Family Law Reform Champion, Attorney Mick Gerhardt was put in Jail several days ago by Judge Naomi Schuster for a contempt charge stemming from a financial audit order that was clearly outside of Mr. Gerhardt’s ability to complete. The order was entered by Judge Schuster. The ruling has since been appealed. However, after the appeal was filed, Judge Schuster entered an order jailing Attorney Mick Gerhardt for failing to fully comply with the courts order.
When a “court case” is appealed the district court loses jurisdiction/control over the case until after the appellate court rules on any errors that the district judge committed in the case. During that time the district court cannot enter orders on the case. This is well known in the legal community. Judge Naomi Schuster clearly overstepped her judicial authority by putting attorney Mick Gerhardt in jail. This was an unlawful act and should be rectified immediately.
Mick Gerhardt is a family law attorney in the Chicago land area. Over the years Mick has worked very hard to bring reform to family law. Mick has seen first-hand the devastation to families that occurs in our court system today. The abuse of judicial power and lack of oversight/transparency during this process is destroying the family structure. Family law is in need of reform.
Join us Sunday May 11th at 2pm at the Cook County Jail to protest the illegal jailing of Mick Gerhardt by Judge Naomi Schuster. The protest will be held in front of the jail at:
2700 S California Ave, Chicago, IL 60608