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July 22, 2002,


State Commission on Judicial Conduct

801 Second Avenue

New York, NY 10017




Dear Sir or Madam:


             This is a complaint against Judge Fran L. Lubow of the Family Court of the State of New York, County of Queens for violating:


Judicial Canon 3 (B) (3) that requires a judge “shall be patient, dignified and courteous to litigants … and others with whom the judge deals in an official capacity,….”


On February 16, 2001, I appeared before Judge Lubow as the petitioner in Roy Den Hollander v. Alina Shipilina, Docket No. O-02615/01, requesting a temporary order of protection against my wife, who grew up in Chechnya, for threatening me with grave bodily harm from her Russian organized crime associates.  Judge Lubow discourteously cut me off when I began to explain my reasons for wanting a temporary order of protection.  She jumped to the conclusion that I only wanted an order because my wife had previously obtained one against me.  At that point both Judge Lubow and her law clerk laughed mockingly at me and Judge Lubow told me to seek any order of protection with the New York County Supreme Court where a divorce proceeding was pending. 


I do not think such behavior is fitting for any official in any position of power in this country.




Sincerely yours,




Roy Den Hollander