Florida lawmakers should not be at a loss in seeking legal advice as they craft legislation to deal with Florida’s problems, such as the foreclosure crisis in the courts. That because 25 percent of the both the state House and Senate will be made up of lawyers for the next two years, according to a report by the Florida Bar News.

The report states that 45 lawyers from both the Republican and Democratic party will be in the House and Senate over the next two years, including 34 in the House and 11 in the Senate.

And while trial lawyers are often the target of Republican campaigns, GOP lawyers in the House outnumber Democratic lawyers 19 to 15, and in the Senate seven to four, according to the report.

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