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.

Bill Gelin


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34 thoughts on “THE BIG DAY”

  1. Roots of the Poisonous Tree... What is the root problem in the bar that you can fix Bill?... Give me an answer and you have my vote. says:



    So Bill…

    Who are impeding on the rights of attorneys?….

    What rights (specifically) are being ignored? What are you going to do to fix that problem?

    When will you figure out the true, and deepest root of this problem, and the fruits of the poisonous tree? If the root of the tree is the problem, the lawyers would be “the what”?… branches… because the fruit clearly are the lawyers clients…. if they have good fruit, and they have bad fruit (plaintiff/defendants, and innocent/guilty). The lawyers job as the branch is to hold ALL the fruit to the best of their ability from falling into the ground of losses prematurely before being ripe or picked. But can a branch protect a fruit if it was poison from the start… the innocent civilians have to deal with the poisonous fruit… the poison can make you sick or kill you… now in a pandemic of poisonous fruits… people panic under the circumstances only to become a seed of another poisonous tree… so who is planting these seeds for the cycle to continue. So if the seeds forms the tree… and the tree forms branches that hold the fruit. The clients are the fruit…. so to protect the lawyer you have to protect the client. In protecting the clients rights it will expose the rights of an attorney that needs protection….. but the problem is… there are far too many clients than their are lawyers so you have to impede on alot of clients rights to keep the rotation of the wheels turning. So I think the Bar would have better incentive to protect a client than an attorney. Guess who has bar licenses???… Judges…. so if everyone from the prosecution, defense,and judge had the clients rights protected everything else would fall in place naturally. But guess what…. more work for all of you guys…. the only incentive would be to only pick up actual true cases…. and stop wasting time with all these bogus b.s. cases… Everything comes in a full circle…. you attorneys cant complain if your clients can’t. I work in the courtroom everyday (wont say my role) from what it looks like is the judge sides with whoever is doing their job correctly. If you are an attorney and CANT persuade a judge a fact that has already been proven through caselaw, rules, procedures, statutes, laws, constitution, etc…. you are not going to be able to argue your case in trial in front of a jury that doesn’t understand much…. this means you are a “piece of crap” attorney and your rights mean nothing compared to your clients rights and the losses they will suffer.

    Where does these problems start?… and where do these problems end?

    Why are these things a problem for an attorney?

    HOW is this a problem for an attorney?

    If you can answer these problems… you have my vote.

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      well stated—the problem is that “client centered” focus is the most often neglected Duty and anyone who challenges failures is attacked by its own viral community and the oversight Fla Bar refuses to investigate or prosecute Rule violators, especially when they are working to deprive someone of their life, liberty or property through criminally negligent and felonious false means and felonious dishonest means, all under Art V, Fla Const., and the same criminal fraud infests the JQC, also under the supervision of the S. Ct. because there is not accountability. When the legislature finally recognized what the Fla Bar Rule 4 “Commentary” itself says are felony criminals breaches and treats and criminally prosecutes as such, then change will NOT happen, because it is the lawyers who obstruct it. if it was so, satz and his entire extended team would have been in prison for a very long time, a very long time ago.

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      1. HOW is this a problem for an attorney?
      Read his past statements.

      2. Where does these problems start?
      From “Plain View” corruption that, seeks to seeks to stifle The Great Lawyers, and uses The to “crush” truth seeking function of Bar Members well intention to fulfill the Rule of Laws.

      Where does these problems start?… and where do these problems end?
      In short, reforms. Potential reforms would shed light.
      Light protects the targeted member from the “Plain Views”

      HOW is this a problem for an attorney?

      If you don’t know this already,
      its likely you may not be a fighting lawyer, with basic historical knowledge. (read his statements)

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    The 52-member Board of Governors has exclusive authority to formulate and adopt matters of policy concerning the activities of the Bar, subject to limitations imposed by the Rules Regulating The Florida Bar.

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      and since the “limitations imposed by the Rules Regulating The Florida Bar” are without protection by the Bar, ‘formulation and adoption of matters of policy concerning the activities of the Bar’ is meaningless, irrelevant and moot. So stop kidding everyone. you ALL know it, you all allow it, you all DO it and love the protection get for it. This is no more obvious that to kook at the selection of president of the Bar and their background and pedigree. Lawyer jokes fundamentally have a basis in fact.

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    Who does Gelin think he’s kidding. He’s a eunuch in a sea of legal whores of any and all existing and newly created genders.

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    They not working:
    All Florida Bar offices are closed as of March 19 with certain Bar staff working remotely to continue essential functions.. For more court and Bar announcements, alerts and changes caused by the coronavirus visit

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    I have already voted against you and have encouraged many other attorneys to do the same. Hope you lose big time asshole.

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    If there’s anyone who deserves it, it’s you Bill. You’ve done more to clean up this sewer of corruption and incompetence than anyone else. Best of luck.
    I cast my vote for you with no hesitation.

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