Today is the big day.
The day to worry about the health and safety of your family and friends.
To worry about responsibilities to your clients.
To worry about bringing in enough money from your practice to pay employees and support your family, or likewise stretch your paycheck to make ends meet.
It’s like any other day, and during the pandemic, it’s extra daunting, to say the least.
We’ll get through this together. As Americans and Floridians, we always do.
The election and voting period for Florida Bar Board of Governors and President, which ends today, Monday, March 23rd at 11:59 PM, doesn’t, as they say, amount to a hill of beans in this crazy, scared world right now. But when we do weather the pandemic and corresponding financial crisis, the issues hampering attorneys trying to make an honest living under a system of Bar governance that seems more lacking than ever in these trying times will still be there, getting worse. For this reason, as concerned as we all are with the present, I hope you can take the time to cast a vote for change if you haven’t done so already.
Whether I win or lose, I thank you for participating, and for reading. Long time visitors here know my motto has always been “If you can’t beat them, pressure them.” The underdog is always waging a war of attrition, because it’s the only way to push the needle and make things even a little bit better. I therefore renew my pledge to fight for attorneys’ rights and the ability to tell the unfettered truth without fear of harassment if elected to the Board of Governors, and to continue to do so right here as I have for the last fourteen years if not.
Thank you for your time, attention, and consideration.
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