This world is a bizarre place and it’s getting even more bizarro. As we learn from Washington DC and New York City every day, the perpetrators of the financial crimes are not just not punished…THEY ARE REWARDED…..quite handsomely, thank you all very much. Not just thank you….THANK YOU….VERY, VERY MUCH. The Wall Street types, the lenders, the servicers, they’re all pocketing billions while at the same time their crimes and wrong doing is being very well documented….and there is precious little talk now about issuing any punishment for the wrongdoing. Meanwhile, attorneys, advocates and civic minded thinkers who speak out against this tyranny are subject to attack. (First thing we do…silence the critics.) It’s all very Orwellian and quite terrifying to me.
And now the Florida Bar is offering free education for foreclosure plaintiffs. I’m all for educating, but I’ve got a problem using my dollars to pay for it. I think Bar outreach and efforts should be used to go out and support the public and to reward and assist attorneys who are serving consumers and the larger good….not the Wall Street Wizards that helped cause all this mess. Why don’t the foreclosure mills voluntarily have their attorneys take this CLE and pay a reasonable fee for the production and distribution of the education…then use those proceeds to support charitable and consumer outreach programs of the Florida Bar?
But the thing I find most disturbing thing about this is how much time is spent in this advertisement talking about a profoundly serious ethical issue that must be quite widespread if it is being given this much attention.
Based on the amount of space this issue is discussed, should we expect a new round of affidavit and attorney withdraws after the attorneys attend these seminars?
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