Originally Posted by upshitscreek
after looking eric up for attorney status in colorado, neither is he.
He will offer his "expert witness" for an undisclosed fee on the NOR website though.......
If I had to take a guess and summarize the situation...NOR does care about access but has over-estimated its case. In the process of producing a book all these years they incurred more debt than expected. They are trying to recuperate that $$ through a membership blitz by suddenly participating on forums like this.
I have seen small "non-profits" like this behave similarly. They often have little to no turnover in their "boards" (which are often pseudo elected for paper trails) and incur personal debt in the process of pursuing a cause they are passionate about. From the looks of things Eric Leaper has been at the helm all of these years, which is not symptomatic of a thriving non-profit.
Their website lacks the transparency, depth and breadth that I would expect from an organization that claims to have such significant legal support and victories.
Maybe I will be proven wrong on my guesses and general assessment, but they have provided us with no other information to critically analyze them with other than assumed authority and aggrandized claims. Being proven wrong would be the best outcome as having an organization out there making these paradigm shifting access claims without any merit is actually harmful to our long term relationship with agencies and our communities needs.