I'm not sure if bar associations can do anything about this, though. The only real recourse is appealing, and if your client doesn't want to or can't afford it, then you just don't. I think you're overestimating how much money lawyers have to "just do" things ... Or if you work for a firm, they tell you what to do. Judges are elected here, so I guess you could campaign against them? Might not work out, though.