THE FLORIDA LEGAL SYSTEM: TELLING IT LIKE IT
THE FLORIDA LEGAL SYSTEM IS THE MOST CORRUPT AND DYSFUNCTIONAL
OF ALL THE DISCIPLINES TAUGHT AT THE UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA BY A WIDE
SUPPORTING DISCUSSION AND DOCUMENTATION
The following 14 paragraphs address the issue of corruption and
All of the analysis is from credible sources-- bar publications, the
mainstream press, mainstream organizations on the Web, or in the case
of my legal affairs, legal case papers.
You will find the bar publications in paragraphs 3, 5, 10 and 14, alone,
go far towards establishing grounds for contending that the legal
profession is the most corrupt and dysfunctional. When supplemented by
other sources, one is left with no doubt.
Thus I am lost to see how anyone could argue that the legal profession
isn't the most corrupt and dysfunctional of all the professions taught at
the University of Florida, even allowing for the possibility that some of
my older pages may need some updating; which of course I'm open to.
- Lawyers can just pull off blatantly unethical
scams (by any standard including the Florida Bar ethical rules) with
no one (so far to my knowledge) in the legal profession doing a thing
about it. No doubt others have done such things but not with such
- Law students have been learning a stock in trade
of intimidation, hypocrisy, sleaze, the good old boy system, sexual
harassment and more for at least 15 years at one of Florida's major tax
supported law schools, and possibly others, with little or nothing done
about it. I challenge anyone to find a school or department at UF or any
other major Florida state supported university that comes anywhere close
to the decadence of this law school.
- In this article, the ABA admits that even
law schools that want to can't teach ethics. I challenge anyone to
name another profession taught at the university level that has made such
- Many smokers are
becoming sick and dying because money for their treatment has been
diverted away into the pockets of greedy lawyers. Two Florida lawyers made
off with 950 million each. Hands down; no other profession comes anywhere
close to their self serving power and greed.
- The full majority of Floridians don't even have access to the courts
when they have legal problems because of the expense and complexity
of the legal system. I challenge anyone to find another university taught
profession that should be available to all citizens, such as education or
medicine, that even comes close to this dismal figure.
- The legal profession in at least one major Florida city functions
according to the
rules of organized crime in many substantial ways. I challenge anyone
to find any other university taught profession in any major Florida city
that comes anywhere close to it.
- Some years ago, a law professor in Florida, among many others, wrote
that we should get rid of the legalese that
made it so difficult to understand our laws. Why hasn't anything been done
- Now, in 1999, while England, the country that most of our laws
originally come from, is finally getting rid of
its legalese, little or nothing is being done to get rid of the
absurd mass of it plaguing our legal system because it forces Florida
citizens to have to hire lawyers to deal with it. I challenge anyone to
find another university taught Florida discipline that the public must
understand and deal with that comes anywhere close to the legal
profession's self serving mumbo jumbo.
- My own affairs
with the Florida legal system are further testimony to its corrupt
and self serving ways across a broad spectrum of issues. Certainly no
other profession has come anywhere close to it in my lifetime.
- No other major profession has the incidence of
depression that the legal profession has.
- One of the legal and judicial profession's ethical rules is that if a
member of the Bar knows of conduct by another lawyer or judge in violation
of the ethical rules, he/she has an ethical responsibility to report it to
the appropriate authority. Clearly, this rule is blatantly ignored,
otherwise all such issues portrayed above (assuming they were honestly
processed) would not exist. For just one example consider Scam by the Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers"
. I challenge anyone to find another university taught profession that
needs to be as honest as the legal profession needs to be while being so
blatantly dishonest and ignoring its own ethical rules.
- This section explores the relationship between some of the social, medical and economic costs of the
present legal system; some personal and otherwise. It includes discussions
of volunteering with the Recreation Therapy Department of the VA Hospital,
the Arts in Medicine program at Shands Hospital, UF Law School funding and
- University of Florida President John
Lombardi's resignation was influenced by two out of state law school
deans the circumstances of which demonstrate many of the profession's
excesses-- lawyers getting preferential treatment, meddling in others
affairs, influence peddling, etc., -- while his great achievements are
apparently ignored; and a vast array of critical education and research
related problems regarding Florida's legal system such as presented above,
that could be solved, simply go begging.
- And finally, with all of these and many other problems, its not
surprising to find the Florida legal system to be highly disliked and
distrusted by the people of Florida. I challenge anyone to find any
other major university taught Florida profession so highly disliked and
distrusted by our state's citizens.
Contact me at: firstname.lastname@example.org
This is a page in the Web site entitled Legal
Reform Through Transforming the Discipline of Law into a Science.