VIA UPS No.

1Z64589FP292407249 J uly 16, 2014
Email: jharkness@flabar.org
Mr. J ohn F. Harkness
Executive Director and Records Custodian
The Florida Bar
651 East J efferson Street
Tallahassee, FL 32399-2300
Dear Mr. Harkness:
Responses by Ms. J olinski, Records Manager for The Florida Bar, provided by email Thursday,
J une 26, 2014 at 10:18 AM appear incorrect. Ms. J olinski’s email is attached in PDF
Ms. J olinski wrote “Three are inquiries in which no complaint was filed and consequently there
are no public documents.” First, I am seeking public records, not public documents. Three
inquiries certainly resulted in public records, regardless of whether a complaint was filed. The
public records would include the identity of the persons making the inquires, the identity of the
lawyers in question, and a description of the subject matter. See below the Florida Rules of
J udicial Administration, Rule 2.420. Public Access to J udicial Branch Records.
Responses by Ms. J olinski provided by email Thursday, J une 26, 2014 at 2:12 PM also appear
incorrect. Ms. J olinski’s email is attached in PDF.
Ms. J olinski wrote in part “3 were inquiries resulting in no public documents”.
Mr. Bauer ACAP 14-2445 - Evans (no public documents)
Mr. Rodems ACAP 14-14506 - Francis (no public documents)
ACAP 14-14243 - Tomaso (no public documents)
Again, I am seeking public records, not public documents. If the inquires are closed, then there
are public records, and Ms. J olinski is wrong. See the Florida Rules of J udicial Administration,
Rule 2.420. Public Access to J udicial Branch Records.
Rule 2.420(b) Definitions (1) “Records of the judicial branch” are all records, regardless of
physical form, characteristics, or means of transmission, made or received in connection with the
transaction of official business by any judicial branch entity and consist of:
Rule 2.420(b) Definitions (1)(B) “administrative records,” which are all other records made or
received pursuant to court rule, law, or ordinance, or in connection with the transaction of
official business by any judicial branch entity.
Rule 2.420(b) Definitions (2) “J udicial branch” means the judicial branch of government, which
includes the state courts system, the clerk of court when acting as an arm of the court, The
Florida Bar, the Florida Board of Bar Examiners, the J udicial Qualifications Commission, and all
other entities established by or operating under the authority of the supreme court or the chief
justice.
Mr. J ohn F. Harkness, Executive Director and Records Custodian J uly 16, 2014
The Florida Bar Page - 2
Ms. J olinski has not claimed any exemption to providing the records. Therefore, provide the
records immediately.
What does “ACAP 14-14243 - Tomaso (no public documents)” refer to?
Ms. J olinski wrote J une 26, 2014 at 10:18 AM in part “Fla.R.J ud. Admin 2.420(m)(3) and
Florida Statute § 119.07(4)(d) authorize and establish fees applicable to the production of public
records for inspection or copying within the judicial branch.” and presented an invoice for
$227.63, PDF attached. I responded, “The amount on the invoice, $227.63, is well beyond my
ability to pay. The invoice does not show a basis for $227.63 other than "17.00 hours" x $13.39
per hour. Okay, I will file with Mr. Harkness a request for the records in forma pauperis, and
appeal any denial through the courts. There are other significant records bills elsewhere, so I’ll
draft one petition for all of them.”
Until then, kindly provide the cost for the each individual record below, so that I can make an
informed choice.
Mr. Bauer
201300541 - complainant: Gillespie
ACAP 14-2445 - Evans (no public documents)
201400144 - complainant: Wilson
Mr. Rodems
ACAP 14-9913 - Gillespie
ACAP 14-14506 - Francis (no public documents)
Mr. Barker
201490116 - Gillespie
ACAP 14-14302 - Gillespie
Mr. Castaoliuolo
201211345 - Bessler (previously provided, no new documents per Lawyer Regulations)
201310162 - Gillespie (Provided by the Tampa office)
201310922 - Volpe
ACAP 14-14243 - Tomaso (no public documents)
Thank you in advance for the courtesy of a response.
Sincerely,
Neil J . Gillespie
8092 SW 115th Loop Telephone: (352) 854-7807
Ocala, Florida 34481 Email: neilgillespie@mfi.net
Enclosures
651 East Jefferson Street, Tallahassee, FL 32399-2300 (850) 561-5600 FAX: (850) 561-9405 www.floridabar.org

The Florida Bar
John F. Harkness, Jr.
Executive Director
651 East Jefferson Street, Tallahassee, FL
32399-2300
850-561-5600
www.FLORIDABAR.org
J une 23, 2014

Neil J . Gillespie
8092 SW 115th Loop
Ocala, Florida 34481

Public Records Request CCOL-9KWJ X8

ESTIMATE INVOICE

Description Quantity Estimate Unit Price Fee Estimate
Clerical Time 17.00 hours $13.39/hr $227.63

TOTAL $227.63

**Make checks payable to The Florida Bar. Please remit copy of estimate with payment**
**Request will be cancelled if payment is not received within 30 days**

Remit Payment To: The Florida Bar
Cash Receipts
651 E. J efferson St.
Tallahassee, FL 32399-2300

Records Management
Attn: J enny R. J olinski


(Fla.R.Jud. Admin 2.420(m)(3) and Florida Statute § 119.07(4)(d) authorize and establish
fees applicable to the production of public records for inspection or copying within the
judicial branch.)

Neil Gillespie
From: "J enny J olinski" <J J olinski@flabar.org>
To: "Neil Gellespie" <neilgillespie@mfi.net>
Sent: Thursday, J une 26, 2014 10:18 AM
Attach: Letter to Chief J ustice Polston.pdf; Polston Letter - 2nd Accounting of ADA Compliance.pdf;
Gillespie.pdf
Subject: Public Record Request - CCOL-9KWJ X8(Gillespie) - 2014-06-06
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Dear Mr. Gillespie,
I am responding to requested fro your June 6, 2014 request per Rule 2.420 Florida Rules of Judicial
Administration and applicable law.  Please send correspondence related to this request to my attention.


 Your Request:
Record request item 1c asks for a progress report from The Florida Bar,
1c. Records of the “approval by the entire Florida Supreme Court” to “develop and implement a
protocol for Bar-related activities at all levels to ensure compliance with all ADA and access
requirements. We request The Florida Bar to report its progress to this court 60 days from this date and
each 60 days thereafter until the directed protocol is implemented.”

The Public Information Department provided the following records in response to your request.  

Your Request

I [Gillespie] believe Mr. Paul F. Hill, General Counsel, is the ADA Coordinator for The Florida Bar.
Kindly provide records showing the duties and responsibilities of Mr. Hill as ADA Coordinator for The
Florida Bar, and the qualifications, education and skills required for the position.

If The Bar has a medically qualified person to review or consult on disability accommodation requests,
records identifying the person, records showing the duties and responsibilities of the person, and records
of the qualifications, education and skills required for the position.

Mr. Paul Hill, General Counsel, indicates that he has no responsive records regarding your request.  

Your Request

1A. Bar complaints against Robert W. Bauer, Bar ID 11058
3. This is a request for records about, showing or explaining,

C. Discipline or complaints for Ryan Christopher Rodems, Bar ID 947652
D. Discipline or complaints for William J ohn Cook, Bar ID 986194
E. Discipline or complaints for Chris A Barker, Bar ID 885568

G. Discipline or complaints for Eugene P. Castagliuolo, Bar ID 104360

Our Lawyer Regulation Department indicates that there are no public records for William John Cook.  

 
The Lawyer  Regulation Department estimates that it will require approximately 17 hours to collect,
review and redact, if required, the records you have requested.  I have attached an estimate of fees.
 Fla.R.Jud. Admin 2.420(m)(3) and Florida Statute § 119.07(4)(d) authorize and establish fees applicable
to the production of public records for inspection or copying within the judicial branch. Before the
records you have requested can be produced and delivered, it will be necessary for you to remit the fee
indicated on the enclosed estimate.  Any amount in excess of the actual cost when the work is
performed will be returned to you

There are 11 inquiries, complaints, or  cases on the list.  Of that list, 5 are complaints and cases in
which you are the complainant.  Three are inquiries in which no complaint was filed and consequently
there are no public documents.   And you have been provided 2013-10,922 (Castagliuolo)  previously.
 Further, the bar disposes of files that are closed by bar counsel or a grievance committee without a
finding of probable cause, one year after the date the files were closed.  Per Rule 3-7.1, Rules
Regulating the Florida Bar,  files now pending at the initial staff or grievance committee levels of
investigation are confidential.  

If we have not received a response from you within 30 days, this request will be closed.

Regards,


Jenny R. Jolinski, CRM CDIA+
Records Manager,
The Florida Bar
651 East Jefferson Street
Tallahassee, FL 32399-2300
850-561-5708
Jjolinski@flabar.org

Please note: Florida has very broad public records laws. Many written communications to or from The Florida Bar
regarding Bar business may be considered public records, which must be made available to anyone upon
request. Your e-mail communications may therefore be subject to public disclosure.
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Neil Gillespie
From: "J enny J olinski" <J J olinski@flabar.org>
To: "Neil Gillespie" <neilgillespie@mfi.net>
Sent: Thursday, J une 26, 2014 2:12 PM
Subject: Re: Public Record Request - CCOL-9KWJ X8(Gillespie) - 2014-06-06
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Mr. Gillespie:

Here are the list of inquiries, complaints and cases as you requested.  In 5, you are the complainant; 3
were inquiries resulting in no public documents; and the balance are indicated below.  
Mr. Bauer
201300541 - complainant:  Gillespie
ACAP 14-2445  -Evans  (no public documents)
201400144 - complainant:  Wilson

Mr. Rodems
ACAP 14-9913  - Gillespie
ACAP 14-14506 - Francis  (no public documents)

Mr. Barker
201490116 - Gillespie
ACAP 14-14302 - Gillespie

Mr. Castaoliuolo
201211345 - Bessler (previously provided, no new documents per Lawyer  Regulations)
201310162 - Gillespie (Provided by the Tampa office)
201310922 - Volpe
ACAP 14-14243 - Tomaso (no public documents)

Regards,

Jenny R. Jolinski, CRM CDIA+
Records Manager,
The Florida Bar
651 East Jefferson Street
Tallahassee, FL 32399-2300
850-561-5708
Jjolinski@flabar.org

Please note: Florida has very broad public records laws. Many written communications to or from The Florida Bar
regarding Bar business may be considered public records, which must be made available to anyone upon
request. Your e-mail communications may therefore be subject to public disclosure.




From:        "Neil Gillespie" <neilgillespie@mfi.net>
To:        "Jenny Jolinski" <JJolinski@flabar.org>
Cc:        "John F Harkness" <jharkness@flabar.org>, "Neil Gillespie" <neilgillespie@mfi.net>
Date:        06/26/2014 12:45 PM
Subject:        Re: Public Record Request - CCOL-9KWJX8(Gillespie) - 2014-06-06



J enny R. J olinski, CRM CDIA+
Records Manager, The Florida Bar
Dear Ms. J olinski,
Thank you for your response. The amount on the invoice, $227.63, is well beyond my ability to pay. The
invoice does not show a basis for $227.63 other than "17.00 hours" x $13.39 per hour. Okay, I will file
with Mr. Harkness a request for the records in forma pauperis, and appeal any denial through the courts.
There are other significant records bills elsewhere, so I’ll draft one petition for all of them.
You wrote "There are 11 inquiries, complaints, or cases on the list." Please provide the list.
Depending what the list shows, I may modify my request in the interim. Records for Mr. Rodems are top
priority, follows by records for Mr. Bauer, a referral from The Bar. Thank you.
Sincerely,
Neil J . Gillespie
8092 SW 115th Loop
Ocala, Florida 34481
Phone: 352-854-7807
Email: neilgillespie@mfi.net
----- Original Message -----
From: J enny J olinski
To: Neil Gellespie
Sent: Thursday, J une 26, 2014 10:18 AM
Subject: Public Record Request - CCOL-9KWJ X8(Gillespie) - 2014-06-06

Dear Mr. Gillespie,
I am responding to requested fro your June 6, 2014 request per Rule 2.420 Florida Rules of Judicial
Administration and applicable law.  Please send correspondence related to this request to my attention.


Your Request:
Record request item 1c asks for a progress report from The Florida Bar,
1c. Records of the “approval by the entire Florida Supreme Court” to “develop and implement a
protocol for Bar-related activities at all levels to ensure compliance with all ADA and access
requirements. We request The Florida Bar to report its progress to this court 60 days from this date and
each 60 days thereafter until the directed protocol is implemented.”

The Public Information Department provided the following records in response to your request.  

Your Request
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I [Gillespie] believe Mr. Paul F. Hill, General Counsel, is the ADA Coordinator for The Florida Bar.
Kindly provide records showing the duties and responsibilities of Mr. Hill as ADA Coordinator for The
Florida Bar, and the qualifications, education and skills required for the position.

If The Bar has a medically qualified person to review or consult on disability accommodation requests,
records identifying the person, records showing the duties and responsibilities of the person, and records
of the qualifications, education and skills required for the position.

Mr. Paul Hill, General Counsel, indicates that he has no responsive records regarding your request.  

Your Request

1A. Bar complaints against Robert W. Bauer, Bar ID 11058
3. This is a request for records about, showing or explaining,

C. Discipline or complaints for Ryan Christopher Rodems, Bar ID 947652
D. Discipline or complaints for William J ohn Cook, Bar ID 986194
E. Discipline or complaints for Chris A Barker, Bar ID 885568

G. Discipline or complaints for Eugene P. Castagliuolo, Bar ID 104360

Our Lawyer Regulation Department indicates that there are no public records for William John Cook.  


The Lawyer  Regulation Department estimates that it will require approximately 17 hours to collect,
review and redact, if required, the records you have requested.  I have attached an estimate of fees.
 Fla.R.Jud. Admin 2.420(m)(3) and Florida Statute § 119.07(4)(d) authorize and establish fees applicable
to the production of public records for inspection or copying within the judicial branch. Before the
records you have requested can be produced and delivered, it will be necessary for you to remit the fee
indicated on the enclosed estimate.  Any amount in excess of the actual cost when the work is
performed will be returned to you

There are 11 inquiries, complaints, or  cases on the list.  Of that list, 5 are complaints and cases in
which you are the complainant.  Three are inquiries in which no complaint was filed and consequently
there are no public documents.   And you have been provided 2013-10,922 (Castagliuolo)  previously.
 Further, the bar disposes of files that are closed by bar counsel or a grievance committee without a
finding of probable cause, one year after the date the files were closed.  Per Rule 3-7.1, Rules
Regulating the Florida Bar,  files now pending at the initial staff or grievance committee levels of
investigation are confidential.  

If we have not received a response from you within 30 days, this request will be closed.

Regards,


Jenny R. Jolinski, CRM CDIA+
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7/16/2014
Records Manager,
The Florida Bar
651 East Jefferson Street
Tallahassee, FL 32399-2300
850-561-5708
Jjolinski@flabar.org

Please note: Florida has very broad public records laws. Many written communications to or from The Florida Bar
regarding Bar business may be considered public records, which must be made available to anyone upon
request. Your e-mail communications may therefore be subject to public disclosure.
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