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.