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A Call To The Florida Bar

If you’ve listened to The Dougherty Report over the past two years, you’ll know that Elizabeth was enrolled as a law student.  Elizabeth’s goal was simple; to earn her law degree, become barred by the bar association of the state she lives in, then use the synergy of the radio show with knowledge of law to help those less fortunate.

That was the plan.

Along the way Elizabeth became ill and was forced to stop her schooling leaving her deeply in debt and unable to finish her education.  While Barry University School of Law in Orlando is indeed a post-secondary school, the Florida Bar Association has a great deal of jurisdiction over the professors, administration and curriculum.  The first step in what’s called a “bar complaint” is to create a complaint with the Florida Bar Association’s Attorney/Consumer Assistance Program (ACAP).  As you’ll hear, since notification is given that the call may be recorded, Elizabeth explains the situation to an attorney who seems to have made up his mind that there is nothing she can do.

Listen for yourself then decide.

Does what happened to Elizabeth seem fair or does it sound like a profession that “circles the wagons” when one of their members might have acted inappropriately.

About elizabethd

Almost every talk show host has the dream of national syndication, Elizabeth Dougherty has accomplished it.  This Bishop Moore High School and NYIT grad grew up listening to Orlando radio and now hosts her own syndicated show "The Dougherty Report."  In 2010, Dougherty created the "Florida Favors Radio Show” and "Food Nation Radio Network" to talk about food, restaurants, trends and evolving food safety policies. Sensing the need to cover more relevant subjects, she changed the name and focus of the program to “The Dougherty Report” and developed an entertaining yet informative show that discusses social issues and public policy.  The show is about people, not politics, and Dougherty breaks down for listeners the collusion between government and big business versus the average citizen.  Having spent years among representatives on Capitol Hill, networking in one of the most private business clubs in D.C. and a former member of Reagan's Presidential Roundtable, Elizabeth brings an insider perspective to share with her audience on "The Dougherty Report."