In the not-too-distant future, Floridians seeking legal advice on divorce, landlord disputes and other civil matters might be able to access a public kiosk for help in finding the proper legal forms or a qualified attorney to handle their cases.
Under the leadership of Florida Supreme Court Chief Justice Jorge Labarga, an effort is underway to make the courthouse more accessible to working-class Floridians. It's a worthwhile goal, one that deserves wholehearted support from business leaders and elected officials. Unfortunately, the initiative may stall without a sign of support from Gov. Rick Scott and the Florida Legislature, who regularly find themselves at odds with the court system.