Highlands County Branch
January 20, 2000
Sherwin P. Simmons, Chairman
Commission on Multidisciplinary Practice
Center for Professional Responsibility
American Bar Association
541 North Fairbanks Court
Chicago, Illinois 60611-3314
Dear Chairman Simmons:
The Highlands County Branch of NAACP is a small organization located in South Central Florida, serving Avon Park, Sebring, and Lake Placid (Highlands County). We are totally committed to ensuring the utmost of accountability of the very legal, and all other related professional services by all citizens who are in need of better and easy access to services.
On the behalf of our membership, the local Branch of NAACP strongly support the Multidisciplinary Practice (MDP), and the approach to provide a broader access to legal and related services. This can be best provided or served through MDP as advocated by Consumer Alliance Florida.
You are aware of the continuous growth of senior citizens, and retiring families in the state, as this group in our population mature and dies, the need for access to MDPs' in the immediate area is better for them and their families.
We would Hope that you would support the concept MDP. The local Membership is strongly committed to assisting Consumer Alliance in any, and everyway it would be possible. As our population gets older we need to provide the best, and make it possible to get the best for the money available to them.
Lester A. Roberts, President