WELCOME TO THE OFFICIAL RICHARD E GERSTEIN JUSTICE BUILDING BLOG. THIS BLOG IS DEDICATED TO JUSTICE BUILDING RUMOR, HUMOR, AND A DISCUSSION ABOUT AND BETWEEN THE JUDGES, LAWYERS AND THE DEDICATED SUPPORT STAFF, CLERKS, COURT REPORTERS, AND CORRECTIONAL OFFICERS WHO LABOR IN THE WORLD OF MIAMI'S CRIMINAL JUSTICE. POST YOUR COMMENTS, OR SEND RUMPOLE A PRIVATE EMAIL AT HOWARDROARK21@GMAIL.COM

Thursday, March 23, 2006

CLE TOMORROW

WE HAVE BEEN ASKED TO MAKE THIS ANNOUNCEMENT:


"Criminal Justice And Our Constitutions:
That Delicate Balance"
An Open Forum, Ethics Roundtable

Sponsored by
The Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Miami Chapter and
The Dade County Bar Association, Young Lawyers Section

Date: Friday, March 24, 2006

Time: Noon to 2:00 p.m. (includes lunch)

Place: The Gerstein Justice Building (1351 N.W. 12th St.), Courtroom 4-1

Expert Panel (in formation):

Former Judge Roy Gelber: “Taking money on appointed cases….what not to do and when not to do it.”

Former Judge Alphonso Sepe: “Always make the lawyers pay for lunch.”

Former Attorney Stephen Glass: “Former law partners will always bite you in the butt.”

Former Judge Harvey Shenberg “Selling a CI for the highest price…tactics, strategies, and what the market will bear.”

Former Judge Phil Davis “Hiring the right attorney for trial matters a lot.”

Bennett Brummer “What NOT to do when your employee runs against you.”

Judge Ivan Hernandez “Why a JA is so important.”

Judge Steve Leifman “Successful strategies for handling traffic magistrates.”


Judges Larry and Sheldon Schwartz: “Ethics, Race and Gender.”


Judge Peter Adrien “Election Law and Names. What every candidate needs to know. Oye.”


Special Guest Speaker Attorney Phil Reizenstein: “What constitutes an assault under Florida Law.”


Rumpole says: Sorry… this was a hanging curve ball and we couldn’t resist.

29 comments:

Anonymous said...

The blog needs more of these.....

Anonymous said...

Former Judge Alan Postman: Making the most out of your continuances

Judge Ana Maria Pando: Campaign funding and finance (aka Surviving a JQC investigation)

Anonymous said...

Steve would you mind giving juan a tour of your office if he comes over 10 minutes before the meeting. He would like to bring in his own furniture in january and needs to take a few measurements. Thanks. Oh did you know he already put up a for rent sign on his window.

brian tannebaum said...

Rumpole - probably one of the funniest posts yet.

HOWEVER - all should know that this is actually a real seminar offering 2.5 of those coveted ethics credits everyone is always looking for when their CLE is due.

And you left off "Sy Gaer, how to make more money than any defense lawyer in history, with a notepad."

Anonymous said...

SOME IMPORTANT PANELIST LEFT OUT WHO SHOULD FORM A SHADOW PANEL.

Judge Leifman's JA: How many perfumes and assorted fragrances can I pack in my bag to sell today?

ASA Sarmiento: hoping its a rainy afternoon, the lack of sunshine will make speaking about my case illegal. Thank God for the Sunshine Laws.

Rundle Fernandez; My two kids are good examples of nothing!

Jackie Indocochea(ABC BAIL BONDS) : I hope no one ventures into bail bondsman payoff talk. Well it won't affect me, after all I am not a bail bondsman, I am a bail bondswomen.

Anonymous said...

censorship sucks

Anonymous said...

This blog makes me realize that this world is full of self-righteous, arrogant, moronic, sophomoric, slanderous, hypocritical, self-aggrandizing, jack asses. None of you are funny, and you should all burn in hell (except Jason Grey).

old school said...

these new rules of moderation suck. the blog will suffer for it. tear down the walls rumpole!

Anonymous said...

this censorship is totally fucked up. your on a wierd power trip this week. get over yourself! let people post without the big brother bullshit.

Rumpole said...

OK genius. How do we prevent some moron (don't look in the mirror) from posting some false information about a Judge having an affair with a PD? Or a false allegation of an attorney giving kick backs? You solve that problem so we don't contribute to some jerk maliciously ruining someone, and we will follow your suggestions. Until then, keep yelling at us and we'll keep posting it. This is not censorhip.

Jason Grey said...

Dude, hardly anyone who is still in the building will even know who you are talking about

Anonymous said...

You truly are getting a big head about yourself Rumps.

You really think that whatever rumors and lies are spread on this blog are going to ruin someone.
Come on get over yourself.

The censorship is baloney and a cop out as is your stupid rule on outing lawyers who give kick backs
to bondsman.

Who are you protecting? The dirty
lawyers (green code of silence).
And who cares about a few curse
words. Aren't we adults?

Anonymous said...

RUMP YOU, YOU SUCK

Anonymous said...

i AM STARTING A BLOG THAT DOES NOT CENSOR. THIS WILL SHOW THE POWER OF THE MARKET PLACE

Anonymous said...

Free the blog, free the blog! Down with censorship.

Man, you got a flag you want to burn too? All of these let freedom ring cries are just killing me. Its the man's blog, he can moderate it as he wishes. If Rump is true to his word, then its a small price to pay for caring about the reputations of others.

At least this isn't like a Yahoo forum I was on once, where I couldn't get a comment published to save my life, because I wasn't part of the "in crowd" who were the only ones whoses posts would get approved. You could send intelligent posts there and if you weren't "in" you got nowhere fast. You talk total BS but toss the right name around and it could have 20 typos, it was published.

Now that would be censorship, dictatorship style - this blog hasn't been like that at all.

Anonymous said...

Others:

Former Judge Alan Postman: From continuances to donuts; how to make it happen!

Judge Myriam Lehr: How to go from non-practicing housewife to judge in 3 easy steps!

President George W. Bush: The art of the 3 card monte; how to shift from weapons of mass destruction to terrorist threat to ... oh hell, I just felt the need to bomb a bunch of Arabs who aren't paying my daddy a bunch 'o bucks!

Gov. Jeb Bush: The art of education; its all about the tests!

Miami Mayor Manny Diaz: Fire fee settlement? What fire fee settlement?

Oh god, in this town I could go on for days!

Anonymous said...

rumpole are you awake?

Anonymous said...

no more late night posting with this new rule.

Anonymous said...

well, the blog was fun while it lasted. someone with some testicles please start a new blog. down with rumpole!

Anonymous said...

bad beat two weeks running. never going back.

Anonymous said...

For all of you who complain about censorship, start your own darn blog and post all the malicious crap you can.

If you get your own blog you can say without fear of censorship that your least favorite local judge is dyeing his mustache, or wearing lifts in his shoes, or that he's having wild parties complete with midgets and penguins.

The point is that it would be YOUR OWN BLOG. Rump doesn't have to be your soapbox. "Power trip?" How about making Rump post according to YOUR whims. THAT'S a power trip.

Anonymous said...

How about putting a disclaimer on the top of the page. Something like...

All posts should be taken with a lump of salt. Bold accusations may be bald-faced lies; spiteful innuendo nothing more than angry fantasy. No post, without independent corroboration, should be taken as fact."

Rumpole said...

Calm down folks. Still trying to work out the kinks. As of today, still can't get the cell phone on the blog to clear the posts quicker. No post was deleted, censored, or refused except for the two wiseguy posts that were this "[censored]" to make it look like we censored a post. We are trying this out. If it doesn't work, we can change.

Anonymous said...

Censorship sux

Jason Grey said...

It should be understood that anyone is capable of saying anything about anybody. leave it at that,and F anyone who can't take a joke.This aint the New york times .

Anonymous said...

Funny, I never thought that slander (or a prosecutor or judge's home address or phone numbers) would be joke. It would be dangerous and stupid for Rump to allow that. Further, it seems Rumpy wants to remain unmasked. A slander lawsuit or some other harassment of a judge resulting from a posting on this blog would certainly result in some unmasking. Good move Rumpy dump!

The only danger would be if Rumpy got all clique like that yahoo group another was writing about. If that happens, people should drift away because it wouldn't be cool.

Anonymous said...

ANY OFFICE POOLS ON HOW MANY MORE INCUMBENT JUDGES GET OPPOSITION DURING THE FIRST WEEK IN APRIL?

Anonymous said...

Former Judge Ted Mastos: "Effects of a validly issued subpoena"

Former Judge Henry Ferro: "Guns in the Courtroom"

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