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Legalese, language of the Filer family

Kree will be sworn in as a lawyer by her father in his courtroom on May 24, 2017.

Kree D. Filer

Third generation Filer will join family of lawyers after swearing-in ceremony, May 24

COMPTON — There will be another lawyer in town with the last name, Filer. Kree D. Filer received notification last week that she passed the February California Bar Examination.

Kree is the granddaughter of Maxcy D. Filer, a former Compton City Councilman, civil rights activist, and attorney, who passed away in 2011.

A graduate of Loyola Law School in Los Angeles, Kree is following in the footsteps of not only her grandfather, but her father, uncle, and cousin — Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Kelvin D. Filer, Community Legal services Directing Atty. Anthony S. Filer, and Atty. Lance M. Filer, respectively.

Another cousin, Anthony S. Filer, Jr., will take the Bar exam this July. Kree will be sworn in as a lawyer by her father in his courtroom on May 24, 2017.

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  • Must remain anonymous October 3, 2017

    I congratulate you on passing the California BAR exam, the most rigorous, murderous, diffficult legal exam in the history of the world. In my book, Maxcy D. Filer was a true hero. He achieved what very few people in life achieve. I speak from experience, having taken the California BAR exam 13 times, passed essay once, but too late because I flunked the MBE which had just been inaugurated. Now, at age 79, I am taking it again after 35 years because of family embezzlement of estate issues and if I pass will devote yet another 30,000 hours of know how on top of the time I’ve already invested to straighten out our thievery of estate property by two other vested beneficiaries, our sisters. Looking back, I marvel I even had the stamina to put up with 3 day ordeals thirteen separate times, but I was a lot younger and energetic. Fortunately, even though I’m 79 I’m just as energetic and mentally alert to try again. God Bless you and the upcoming practice of law which i know you will excel in. You certainly deserve it. PS. Reason i stopped taking it in the 1980’s was because last time I failed I became suicidal for the first & only time in my life and decided then it just wasn’t worth it. Of course, had I known what was happening to our estate then, I would have reached a different decision. You might ask if it is worth it now at this point in my life. The answer I and my co trustee/brother also a vested beneficiary is “we need to make this right”., and there is so much money that has been embezzled piecemeal by members of our family on a piecemeal basis going back over 40 years, it boggles the mind to even mention the figure suffice it to say there isn’t a calculator with enough memor to keep track of what has been RSP’d by several co conspirators.

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