Florida's Commission on Access to Civil Justice


I sat in Florida Access To Civil Justice meeting and it was surreal. I am in a room that is 80-85 % Attorneys that have to come up with solutions to help "low to middle income litigants" access civil justice that can't afford.

I have a solution how about attorneys not charging $300 or more dollars and hour but this is my non attorney perspective. I don't financially benefit from the decisions made in the meeting but all the majority of the 80% - 85% of the people in the meeting and the ones with decision making authority do financially benefit. The Florida Bar Association has a non profit organization called the "Bar Foundation" and the Bar Foundation is basically in control of the Florida Access To Civil Justice Commission. On paper it may read another way but when you actually saw who pretty much dos everything it is the "Bar Foundation" and in my opinion is equivalent to the Florida Bar Association.

Chief Justice Labarga did not this Commission not to be an extension of the Florida Bar Association and the Florida Bar Foundation but for anyone that has a brain to look past the pretty presentation and ask questions may come to the same conclusion.

Access to Justice Commissions are blue-ribbon entities that bring together the courts, the bar, civil legal aid providers and other stakeholders in a coordinated effort to expand access to justice for low-income, moderate-income and vulnerable citizens. As of July 2014, Access to Justice Commissions…

Everyone needs to be engaged and active to ensure that this Commission acts in it intended role because what I heard was a bunch of BS. Things were presented as solutions that are not practical and the only persons that have power to make decisions did not ask basic questions to clarify is the proposed actions were even practical and applicable to implement.

FYI only 12 or 13 members out of 27 Commission members were present, 2 had fill in and Chief Justice Labarga was recently diagnosed and is receiving treatment for an illness. I am advocating for member positions to be added to the Commission that are reflective of the people the Commission was created to help and a subcommittee.

The 1st topic was related to Florida Bar lawyer referral service. Topics of $45 billion in unmet legal needs and the words "untapped" were used. This has nothing to do with the purpose the Commission was created for and everyone should be concerned at the tremendous power that attorneys have and the way the Florida Bar covers for bad attorneys. The Florida Bar publishes attorney disciplines but we are prevented from talking about the numerous complaints the Florida Bar does not make findings on.

Everyone needs to be concerned the Florida Bar in my opinion is not donating all the monies toward the Commission from the goodness of there hearts to help low-middle income litigants, the monies they are giving is called and "INVESTMENT" and there will be a return on the donations of monies and time the Florida Bar Association and/or The Florida Bar gives to this Commission. As Greogory Coleman temporary fill in for Chief Justice Labagra reminded the room and probably me because of the concerns I voiced during the meeting Florida has been able to complete so much more in such a short time unlike other states because of Florida's ability to secure financing such as having the meeting in the Marriott Hotel. FYI the Florida Bar was having one of their meeting things at the Marriott hotel the venue was not secured for the Commission meeting only. I could care less where the meeting was held, an nice convention room is not a distraction from the truth.

I will share with you one of the things that did not make sense. One of the Ad Hoc committees said there would be trained persons to assist people in filling out court forms in Law libraries, libraries and court clerks office. This is not realistic because there are TOO many libraries Palm beach county has 17 branches, Miami Dade 48 branches, Broward has 40 branches and Orange County has 16 branches and that us 121 branches alone for 4 counties. As for court clerks offices are having staffing cuts and layoffs, so adding more non required duties to less workers in addition to clerks mandatory duties is not realistic. When I asked questions I was informed this was not a public meeting and only the Commission members could ask questions but the Commission members did not follow up to seek clarification.

During the break I spoke with Commission member The Honorable Linda Doggett Clerk of Court, Lee County. I voiced my consent that the referenced California court system and it was crazy because California has HUGE family court issues but she and another person said something about some places don't go before a judge in a divorce until the final hearing, I said really, where I think her answer was Norway. In my present opinion this Commission under the present system has a lot of things that just doesn't sound realistic and I need everyone to engage and make sure this Commission serves its intended purpose and is not just another way for the Florida Bar to exert more control over our civil court system than it already has.

The next Commission meeting will be on February 12, 2016 Tallahassee, Florida. I am hoping this time there will be more people attend and the people the Commission was created to help outnumber the attorneys in the room and send the message we are engaged, intelligent and will not continue to have our "eyes wide shut" and remain unaware and inactive in our civil justice system.

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Dear brothers and sisters of freedom,

My name is Mario Jimenez Jerez, a medical doctor, an electrical engineer, an ex Olympian, a descendant of Maximo Jerez, a forefather of democracy in the American continent, but most importantly, I am a child of the most high God.

We approach a turning point in world history. We must decide whether to contend for liberty or abandon our freedom to tyranny governed by a bipartisan kleptocracy, officials or a ruling class exploiting corruption to extend their personal wealth and political power, burdening and creating orphans and parents under impossible burdens of that corruption.

“In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act.” -George Orwell, so by telling the truth today, I declare a revolution by demanding reform in DCF and family courts. The word revolution comes from the Latin revolution, which means to turn around, and turn around 180% degrees, we must.

Today, DCF and Family courts violate due process and our constitutional rights under the color of law illegally removing children from loving and caring parents for corrupt financial modus operandi due to federal incentives through Title IV-D and E. I challenge you… Isn’t this effectively committing child trafficking, kidnapping and extortion?

About a year ago the Miami Herald reported that nearly 534 children have died or were murdered over about a 6 year period under the care of DCF. About 2 children per week died. Isn’t it time parents rise up all over this nation in a parents’ rights revolution and demand Turn Around in DCF and Family court reform and return our children to their parents? The blood of these 534 children CRIES OUT TO HEAVEN! Our children are our most valuable assets in this world. We turn away their cries at our certain destruction.

When we walk into a DCF or Family court, we are immediately stripped of our constitutional Bill of Rights, – the freedom of religion, freedom of speech, freedom from self-incrimination, due process, guarantees to a jury trial, equal protection, Right to Cross Examine, Equal Justice, and Equal Parenting and Debtors prison to name a few. We have fewer rights than known criminals in other courts, for if a criminal cannot afford an attorney, one is assigned to them.

In all cases, we are left at the whims of kleptrocat unaccountable judges who ignore conflicts of interests, and receive campaign funds from cronies. They are elected in sham “elections” where any potential opponents face chastisement, stigma or are even blackballed. Election donors are the same attorneys who come before them.

Attorneys that as the Divorce Corp documentary now viewable in Netflix shows, when a victim/client first comes, they are required to disclose their entire family treasury before the case begins, and immediately begin to take at least 50% of their assets, or even put the parent in debt without constitutional protections, depleting and seizing their assets, inheritance and children’s college education. Some family courts even extort elderly parents for excessive, contrived fees with impunity.

Contrived, intentionally generated acrimony deliberately provoked by attorneys, through perjury and libel creates extended litigation that in many cases go on for 10 to15 years, destroying parent / child relations, careers and the children’s college educations. Some I know personally. Litigation finally ends when the money runs out, leaving many parent / child relations permanently alienated; however, many Pro Se are stripped of all due process, making it impossible for them to restore relations with their alienated children. Many non citizen terrorists in Gitmo have more rights than some parents in family courts for simply trying to be there for their children.

As a doctor who has saved hundreds if not thousands of lives in my professional carrier, I believe that the problems in our DCF and Family courts represent not only a judicial emergency, but are a true physical, psychological and financial health crisis of pandemic proportions.

As I have personally experienced with my children and many others I know personally, the negative effects of our current dysfunctional Family courts often lead children and adults to suffer serious mental health issues including major depression, anxiety, post traumatic stress disorder sending their emotional health and academic performance into an uncontrollable tailspin which they are unable to understand or speak against.

A considerably large number of unfortunate cases end in suicides, homicides, and a number of other serious crimes affecting not only adults, and children, and people of all walks of life, but especially affecting war veterans, who often come home after having fought faithfully for our nation, and are confronted with family courts that utterly ignore their service and sacrifice for this nation.

The enormous economic cost of this senseless tyranny results in broken homes, and lives, while threatening the very own existence of our nation. This problem is best expressed by one of the founders of our present judicial system, Chief Justice John Marshall, who said “the greatest scourge an angry Heaven ever inflicted upon an ungrateful and a sinning people, was an ignorant, a corrupt, or a dependent Judiciary.”

In this speech, we attempt to honor and build upon the shoulders of giants by charting a course of action based on our eternal foundations of truth, justice and liberty.

“Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.” Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

“Silence in the face of injustice is complicity with the oppressor.” -Ginetta Sagan.

“To sin by silence when they should protest makes cowards of men.” -Abraham Lincoln.

“First they came for the Socialists, and I did not speak out—Because I was not a Socialist. Then they came for the Trade Unionists, and I did not speak out— Because I was not a Trade Unionist. Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out— Because I was not a Jew. Then they came for me—and there was no one left to speak for me.” ~ Pastor Martin Niemöller.

“On January 21, 1776 in the Lutheran church in Woodstock, Virginia, Reverend Muhlenberg took his sermon text from the third chapter Ecclesiastes, which starts with ‘To everything there is a season…'; after reading the eighth verse, ‘a time of war, and a time of peace,’ he declared, ‘And this is the time of war,’ removing his clerical robe to reveal his Colonel’s uniform. Outside the church door the drums began to roll as men turned to kiss their wives and then walked down the aisle to enlist, and within half an hour, 162 men were enrolled. The next day he led out 300 men from the county to form the nucleus of the 8th Virginia Regiment.”

As men and woman of liberty, we are children of peace, but “Peace is not the product of terror or fear. Peace is not the silence of cemeteries. Peace is not the silent result of violent repression. Peace is the generous, tranquil contribution of all to the good of all. Peace is dynamism. Peace is generosity. It is right and it is duty.” – Oscar Romero.

“The ultimate test of a moral society is the world it leaves to it’s children” -Dietrich Bonhoeffer.

“Silence in the face of evil is itself evil. God will not hold us guiltless. Not to speak is to speak. Not to act is to act.” -Dietrich Bonhoeffer.

We must defend our families. Our families are in crisis!, Our children and families need our help now!. Let us join together in this revolution to defend our children. Please, join us at and to protect our American families. Vote for liberty, for God, for our families, for our communities to create restored families. May God bless this most glorious nation, the U.S.A., one nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.

Thank you. Gracias.

Mario A. Jimenez Jerez, M.D., B.S.E.E.
The Grace of the Lord Jesus be with you.
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There was a Florida Supreme Court workshop on Courts today in Miami. Judge Soto was there. So were a host of other judges. The public participated, mostly asking questions about how and why they got screwed in their particular case, which of course the judges couldn't answer. 

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How do you put a face on what it means to have an equal opportunity for access to civil justice?

That's difficult -- but the Feb. 15 edition of The Florida Bar News attempts to do just that in their article, "Putting a human face on the civil legal access gap: Access Commission learns how the system is broken"

Look no further than the story of Miami's Maria Garcia, said Commission member and Third DCA Clerk of Court Mary Cay Blanks during a recent January Commission meeting. Garcia was fired from her job of 15 years, denied benefits and didn't know where to turn. When she visited Blanks' office to file an appeal, the attendant simply handed her forms and wasn't permitted -- by law -- to give her any legal advice. Unable to afford a lawyer, Ms. Garcia left feeling frustrated and unsure of what step to take next, as if the system had failed her.

That has to change, said Blanks

“The challenge we face in my office is being able to assist them in a meaningful way without crossing that line of giving out too much information and worrying about the unauthorized practice of law,” Blanks told the Commission. “So we err on the side of giving less information because we don’t want to cross that line. The perception is that we’re unhelpful; it causes a lot of people leaving the office disgruntled, and feeling like they are not getting their day in court, or we’re not going to help them get their day in court.”

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