Legal Aid

In the last issue of The Florida Bar News, I was disheartened to see a letter published with untruthful comments about our agency.

Although I appreciate the fact that the News has taken responsibility for erroneously publishing the letter and removing the online version, I am still quite disappointed that the facts were not confirmed before it went to print. My first thought was that this letter would not have been printed had “Legal Aid” been replaced with the name of any private law firm in this state. I would hope that the News is not the place for attorneys to defame others in our profession; it is meant to be a place where we can exchange ideas, provide information, and share opinions.