Every viewer knows that Salem University Hospital follows proper medical procedures only by accident, that the Salem P.D. is generally utterly incompetent, and that Salem corporations are usually headed by the unqualified, easily distracted, or the totally corrupt. Sadly, Salem's judiciary is no different. If the Salem Bar Association posted ratings for the judges who have been seen on-screen in the past several years, they would probably look something like this. Karen Fitzpatrick: Grade C-. Generally competent, but is bought and paid for by the DiMeras. if your client is in litigation with DiMera Enterprises or an individual member of the DiMera family, he/she doesn't have a chance. David Goldberg: Grade C+. OK except in cases involving teens. Here, he brings his bad temper to the bench. If you're defending a juvenile delinquent or a teen vandal, move heaven and earth to ensure he's not presiding at the hearing. If Alcatraz was still open, he'd fill it with Salem's wayward youth. Rose Duncan: Grade D+: A total nonentity. Rumored to have finished at the bottom of her class at Salem University School of Law. Mothers with unorthodox pasts (babyswitching, etc.) who are involved in custody proceedings enter her courtroom at their own risk. Damon Thorpe: Grade F: Pompous, bad-tempered, and unaware that the law should be tempered with mercy. For sale to the highest bidder, but easily intimidated by the rich and powerful. Please sign our removal petition located on the Bar Association website.