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Florida / Legal Advice #286874

CBS Evening News for Monday, Oct 10, 1983
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REPORTER: Dan Rather

(Jacksonville, Florida) Local bar association's fear of legal secretary Rosemary Furman's successful business offering out-of-court legal advice on routine services and efforts to have her jailed examined. [FURMAN - compares her fee and that of attorney for name change, divorce.] Actual service sold by Furman explained. [DIVORCEE - notes attorney's fee compared to do-it-yourself process.] Florida Bar Association noted obtaining court order barring her from business [Judge A.C. SOUD, JR. - claims Furman causes irreparable legal damage; recommends prison sentence to state supreme court] [FURMAN - feels impartial trial for her is impossible due to lawyers' efforts to protect industry] [Defense attorney Alan MORRISON - will appeal to state and Supreme Court if necessary.] Trial-by-jury issue on which appeal is based and implications should she win before Supreme Court considered.
REPORTER: Fred Graham

Graham, Fred;
Rather, Dan

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