Using runners to solicit cases. Yup, the judiciary was upgraded with this election.
Will the Florida Bar/JQC act on a lawyer/Judge employing non-lawyer runners to go to accident victims' homes to solicit cases? Or will they sweep it under the rug?
Will Judge Aponte be appointed as a Referee in Bar cases? We think she should. We think she should get EVERY Bar complaint about a lawyer soliciting cases. It is, after all, her specialty.
For those of you who defend the Judge- please write in.
For those of you who believe the judiciary was improved with this election - please write in.
We know our new judge knows this rule- she is, after all a Judge. But for the rest of us, here is the rule in question:
Direct Contact with Prospective Clients - Rule 4-7.18(a) A lawyer may not contact a prospective client in-person, by telephone, telegraph, or facsimile, or through other means of direct contact, unless the prospective client is a family member, current client, or former client.