Woodland’s Attorney Mary Van Orman has an apology to make and a check to write.
Montgomery County District Judge Tracy Gilbert has spent the last few days looking at videotapes of Van Orman’s bizarre conduct in action, including outbursts in a Conroe restaurant in a room full of patrons.

Guess he saw enough.

Van Orman has now been ordered to apologize to Conroe Attorney Kate Bihm for her recent conduct, and then deliver a check for $1,500.00 to Bihm’s office by the end of the month.

Bihm had filed a motion accusing Van Orman of “cruel, boorish, and bizarre behavior.”

“During a day-long hearing last week Van Orman certainly proved up the bizarre part,” says Wayne Dolcefino, President of Dolcefino Consulting, “She took turns crying and smiling all day long. I am sorry I couldn’t videotape it to share.”

As part of her punishment, Van Orman has been ordered to complete a legal education course online. It is entitled “The Power of Professionalism as a Strategy for Effective Advocacy,” and then she has to send the Judge proof she took the class.

I think we all get the point.

In court, Van Orman seemed fixated on reporting by Dolcefino Consulting on her conduct in another divorce case. She may soon have to explain to another Judge if she told the truth in her court.

Van Orman had told Houston Judge Lisa Millard that she would be unable to attend the final hearing in the high dollar Menger divorce case because she was in trial in Judge Gilbert’s court in Montgomery County. According to Montgomery County records, no hearing was held on February 27, 2018 in the other case.

We will be in Judge Millard’s court the next time Mary Van Orman shows up in the Menger case, and please let us bring a camera. Some things deserve to be recorded for future law students.

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