In answer to that question, the first step, “a fair hearing” before an administrative law judge who is employed by the State (conflict of interest), would require a retainer of $25,000; however, due to the shear volume of material, I could see that quickly doubling or tripling.
The Attorney General’s Office for the State of Arizona is famous for “burying one in paper.” The AG’s Office generates so much paper that one’s legal fees quickly become insurmountable. And since one can not recoup one’s legal fees from the State, even when one prevails, one loses.
In my case, the secretary for the psychiatrist’s offices assigned to examine me informed me that their office’s “retainer” of $15,000 was required because the Arizona Board of Psychologist Examiners’ Investigator Victoria Kamm reported there were “two cases of documents” the Board was going to submit to Dr. Anna Scherzer for her review.
Two cases! I wonder what the State has assembled? Probably more falsified information and half truths generated by my detractors.
Yes, it was a “conspiracy,” but until you’ve had a chance to review all the material for yourself, reserve judgement. Then you decide for yourself whether or not the term “conspiratorial” fits.
Thereafter, going to the Superior Court of Arizona where the real Rules of Evidence apply and one has a fair shot could cost between $170,000 and $250,000.
However, even that would not suffice because one has to appeal to the Supreme Court of Arizona due to the Arizona Board of Psychologists Examiners Rules & Regulations as previously evinced by former Board Executive Director Maxine McCarthy and as advised by my former counsel Mr. Stephen Myers.
Even assuming the most conservative amounts, legal fees before getting to the highest court in the State easily exceed $200,000.
Now, how much do you think legal fees for an appearance before the Supreme Court of Arizona would add to that burden?
And all of this is merely for the “privilege” of practising psychology in the State of Arizona.
That is not for a position, nor is it guaranteeing income.
As we shall see, while we are all taught:
The purpose of licensure is for the safety of the public.
What you shall see is that the function is entirely apposite–licensure protects the State & those corrupt politicians who run it–while making the public and professionals game for the terrorism of the state bureaucracy.
And the real answer to the question?
I lose everything.