Attention Attorneys and Advocates:
The Florida Legislature is in session until April 30th. There are a variety of bills pending in the legislature which threaten to dramatically change the practice of consumer law and would eliminate homeowner and consumer rights.
The bankers, the foreclosure mills and other wrongdoers are lobbying Tallahassee hard and they absolutely will get some kind of legislation passed….if every one of us doesn’t act now to do something about it.
Subject to confirmation of the date, we will have a rally on the Capital. The date is tentatively set for Wednesday April 21, but it may be April 19 or 20 if those days would be more effective given committee schedules and other considerations.
Please mark your calendars now and please put forth this extra effort of service to our profession, our courts and to the citizens of the State of Florida. As attorneys, we took an oath to defend the Constitution, the citizens and our courts. These are all under attack and we are all duty bound and obligated to rise up and defend them.
In Tallahassee, we will meet with our local representatives and with the leadership of both houses. Our message is clear and distinct….
We must preserve and restore the dignity of the courts and ensure consumers and homeowners continue to have access to a fair and properly funded judiciary.
We cannot allow the continued breakdown of law and lack of respect for courts that currently exists in courts across the State of Florida.
We cannot allow the unethical foreclosure mills and zombie lenders to continue to infect our courts with the cancer they are spreading in courts across the State of Florida
We owe this duty to our courts. We owe this duty to our judges who are overwhelmed, overburdened and facing impossible pressures from all sides and we owe this duty to the citizens of the State of Florida–whether they are represented by counsel or not.
Please mark your calenders and begin making plans now. We will be chartering busses from major areas and more details will be forthcoming! We expect that consumers and other pro-se advocacy groups will rally behind this cause as part of a major grass-roots effort. There are brave and principled leaders in Tallahassee who share our concerns and we need to take our message of support to them.
MARK YOUR CALENDERS AND PLAN TO JOIN US IN TALLAHASSEE!