Jack Schramm Cox
Martin County, Florida
Several investigations are currently underway of alleged corruption of the courts and the legal profession in Florida.
In one of them, the Florida Attorney General is investigating alleged "deceptive practices" through filing of fabricated legal records by a large Florida law firms as part of foreclosure proceedings, in order to obtain judgments against homeowners.
In a recent ruling by Judge Cox, the Florida Attorney General was prohibited from investigation such alleged corruption, under the rationale that pursuant to the Florida Constitution, only the court has authority to regulate admissions to the bar.
In business terms the model would be called vertical integration or synergy.
 10-12-23 State of Florida Attorney General v Fishman & Shapiro, LLP (4DI0-4526) in the Florida Court of Appeals Fourth District, Petition and Response on Writ of Certiorari, and AG Press Releases