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Friday, November 02, 2007

BLOGS

From the Local Newspaper's Obituary column:



The Broward Blog, formally known as the Jaablog died this week from an unknown disease that affected the internal workings of the blog and ultimately caused multiple organ failure as well as multiple resignations from the blog.



The jaablog was approximately a year old. The jaablog will best be remembered for its vigorous reporting on the multiple implosions that rocked the Broward Judiciary during the spring and summer of 2007. The Jaablog's reporting of these incidents is often cited as causing in part the surprising resignation of former Broward Chief Judge Dale Ross. There will be a small fireworks display in Ross's neighborhood tonight celebrating the death of the blog.



The blog recently will be remembered for its publication of the now famous incident of the "naked lawyer transcript" where Judge Eileen O'Connor mistakenly accused a lawyer of giving a closing argument without a shirt.



Memorial services will be held at local watering establishments throughout Broward County.





And now for the good news:

There is a new BROWARD BLOG



Rumpole welcomes them to the IAALB (International Assoc of Anonymous Legal Bloggers).

We don't actually know what's going on at the "old" Broward Blog. The last post went up yesterday announcing that the "President of the Blog" had resigned. As we mentioned in the comments section yesterday, who even knew they had a President?


Anyway, with a crazy-rowdy bunch like those lawyers and judges North of the Border- from naked lawyers to weeping judges- that town is just ripe for a good blog, reporting all the juicy details, and maybe the "new" blog will fit the bill.




This is a neat blog that we check out from time to time: ABOVE THE LAW which lately has been reporting on whether the nations largest law firms will "meet" the nationwide average for bonuses this holiday season.



Query: By the very fact you are reading this blog means that you chose to forsake the "bill 2200 hours a year" backstabbing cutthroat environment of big law firms for the more civilized and enjoyable practice of law; are you happy with your choice?



Some of us are fortunate enough to do as well as or even better financially than the big law firm attorneys. We would venture to say that almost all of us enjoy our jobs more and get a greater amount of satisfaction from the practice of law. What we have that they don't is the satisfaction of seeing an immediate impact of our work on the lives of real people. Win a case as a defense attorney and perhaps a parent returns home to a family. Win a case as a prosecutor, and perhaps a victim can begin the process of healing while society is protected from a dangerous individual.



Win the lawsuit over the mismatched coloured tiles at the Metro-Rail station, and who really cares? (We have taken that hypothetical from a real life, very successful criminal defense attorney who often tells the story of working at a big firm, and on a late Friday afternoon while taking depos on the Metro Rail Tile lawsuit decided that no one really cared, and quit.)



So write in and let everyone know: Regrets? ("I've had a few, but then again, too few to mention." Things are bad when we start singing.)


Or are you generally satisified and happy with the career choices you have made?


See You In Court- Criminal Court. We don't even know where to park to get to civil court.

18 comments:

Anonymous said...

Jeez Ahern, get a life, get over your addiction. Your new blog will suck. You are just house lackey for the old guard that will never see the light of day. You are so transparent.

Anonymous said...

Fakey for JAAB President in 08'

Rumpole said...

Moi? I don't even have enough time to run my own blog, much less a second one in Broward. I am only addicted to certain liquors, certain betting propositions, and certain ....nah...can't make any sexist comments.

Fakey Fakerstein, Esq. said...

to 10:37

While I appreciate your support for JAAB President in 2008, please be advised if asked I will not run, if elected, I will not serve.

Anyway, being president of JAAB in 2008 would be like being elected president of Yugoslavia now....the place just no longer exists.

I will accept your vote for Broward County Judge in 2010 or 2012 though.

I'll be setting up a paypal site to accept donations shortly.

Anonymous said...

Parking at the civil court house will miss the eponymous James, master of all that occurs at the civil court house. Sure it cost an arm and a leg to park there, but then that is what the money court house is all about.

Anonymous said...

WAIT!!!!!!!!!!
STOP THE PRESSES!!!!!!!!!
JABB HAS AN ANNOUNCEMENT TODAY!!!!!

UMMM WELL WAIT TIL NEXT WEEK

Anonymous said...

There is a listing on the on-line docket for the FACDL case in 2d Circuit (the petition for writ of quo warranto was transferred from Supreme Court to 2d Circuit) - October 31, 2007 - "Writ of Quo Warranto" ---- was this a writ/order issued by the court??? Can't find any info on it.

the trialmaster said...

yes, those of us who practice on the civil side will greatly miss the "JAMES". a true legend who made going to court enjoyable.a unique sense of humor second to none. an end to an era that ran almost 30 yrs.i will miss him and his knowledge of football and hookers.

Anonymous said...

JAABLOG is back up Rump.

http://jaablog.jaablaw.com/

Anonymous said...

JUST SAW IT ON THE DEPENDENCY BLOG -
http://dependencydefense.blogspot.com/

THAT LINKS TO A PDF FILE.
Show cause order issued in FACDL case re: Regional Counsel

Anonymous said...

1:42 pm -- Go to the FACDL site. Leon Co. judge ordered the state to show cause by 11/16 why writ of quo warranto should not be granted.

Get a grip Ricky.... said...

FACDL SCT Order reads as follows:

10/18/2007 DISP-TSFR CIRC CT/DCA (HARVARD) The petition for writ of quo warranto is hereby transferred to the Circuit Court of the Second Judicial Circuit in and for Leon County, Florida. See Harvard v. Singletary, 733 So. 2d 1020 (Fla. 1999); Vance v. Wellman, 222 So. 2d 449 (Fla. 2d DCA 1969). The transfer of this case should not be construed as an adjudication or comment on the merits of the petition, nor as a determination that the transferee court has jurisdiction or that the petition has been properly denominated as a petition for writ of quo warranto. The transferee court should not interpret the transfer of this case as an indication that it must or should reach the merits of the petition. The transferee court shall treat the petition as if it had been originally filed there on the date it was filed in this Court. Any determination concerning whether a filing fee shall be applicable to this case shall be made by the transferee court. The Motion for Oral Argument is hereby denied. Any future pleadings filed regarding this case should be filed in the above mentioned circuit court at 301 South Monroe Street, Tallahassee, Florida 32301.

Anonymous said...

Writ of Quo Warranto issued on Tuesday:

"Finding that Petitioner has made a prima facie showing for quo warranto relief, this Court...hereby issues this Writ of Quo Warranto and directs the Respondents to show cause, in writing, on or before November 16, 2007, as to why such relief should not be granted. Copies of such response shall be filed with this Court. Upon receipt of the Response, the Court will expedite all further proceedings."

There's a copy floating around somewhere...

Rumpole said...

Having rarely if ever been to civil court, I don't know "James" but he sounds like the type of character I would have liked. Please explain to me and our readers who he was, where he worked, and what he was all about.

Rumpole said...

SUNDAY. RUMPOLE PICKS ONE GAME AND ONE GAME ONLY.

PREPARE TO BE SHOCKED.

A Message FROM Broward Blog said...

"...we [Broward Blog] will enforce much stricter guidelines, since it has become painfully obvious that the maturity level of some of our readership is questionable, to say the least."

How come the broward blog and this one have the same readers?

Tobins on the way OUT!! said...

This is one hell of a bashing of the Broward Chief Judge.

http://www.dailybusinessreview.com/news.html?news_id=45522

Anonymous said...

Hate to disagree with you Rumpole, but lay the points and take NE. Colts plus the points is a sucker lay down.

Jeff from the Broward blog