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Thursday, October 23, 2008

SAFE FAX

UPDATE: A COMMENT ARRIVED WITH SAD NEWS:

Hi Rump, I hope you can relay this sad news to the legal community. Stephanie Feldman, former ASA, a just a great person passed away this week. Stephanie had melanoma.


Query: if you were running for judge or clerk would you rather be on the ballot we just had in September, or on the presidential ballot in November? Interesting advantages and disadvantages. 

In our continuing effort to help our dear robed readers, we re-print this extremely handy guide to "safe-fax" submitted by one of our alert and caring readers:

A Guide To Safe FAX


Q. Do I have to be married to have safe fax?
A. Although married people fax quite often, there are many single people who fax complete strangers every day.

Q. My parents say they never had fax when they were young and were only allowed to write memos to each other until they were twenty-one. How old do you think someone should be before they can fax?
A. Faxing procedures can be performed at any age, once you perfect the procedures.

Q. If I fax something to myself, will I go blind?
A. Certainly not, as far as we can see.

Q. There is a place on our street where you can go and pay for fax. Is this legal?
A. Yes, many people have no other outlet for their fax drives, and must pay a "professional" when their need to fax becomes too great.

Q. Should a cover always be used for faxing?
A. Unless you are really sure of the one you are faxing, a cover should always be used to insure safe fax.

Q. What happens if I do the procedure incorrectly, and I fax prematurely?
A. Don't panic. Many people prematurely fax when they haven't faxed in a long time. Just start over, most people won't mind if you start again.

Q. I have a personal and a business fax. Can transmissions become mixed up?
A. Being bi-faxual can be confusing, but as long as you use a cover with each one, you won't transmit anything you're not supposed to.  


Rumpole says: Thanks. We needed that. 

Prosecutorial Misconduct:

Now to something serious: In NYC, the big apple, prosecutorial misconduct in the form of lying to a judge and withholding exculpatory evidence from the defense that results in sending an innocent man to prison for 13 years, mandates, from the NY Bar, a strong admonishment. Nothing more!!!


The admonishment pondered whether the prosecutor was just "too stupid" to properly understand her obligations of truth to the defense and the court.  No kidding. Too stupid. 

Just one more reason to leave the bitter northeast for the warm climate of South Florida. Weather. And Judges who fight over faxes. (Wow. That punch line can last for a long time. )

See You In Court. 
 

15 comments:

former asa said...

I read that article. The NY Bar's admonishment is a total joke given the gravity of the prosecutor's conduct. But the real kicker is that the Bar bought the prosecutor's argument that she was "too naive and stupid." Her blatant admission as to that clearly reveals she has no business practicing law and should be disbarred immediately.

Anonymous said...

Safe alternatives to fax: Scan and email; Courier

Anonymous said...

Disgusting. The prosecutor should be disbarred.

BTDT

Sortableturnip said...

Jack Thompson doesn't know the meaning of the word "safe fax"

Anonymous said...

Sad News...

Hi Rump, I hope you can relay this sad news to the legal community. Stephanie Feldman, former ASA, a just a great person passed away this week. Stephanie had melanoma.

She will be missed.

Anonymous said...

I believe we should jam Judge Miller's fax with spam.

Anonymous said...

Memo to employees of the Metropolitan Justice Center From: Administrative Judge Sanford Blake. Regulations for play in the sandbox. Judges and lawyers must be accompanied by children at all times. No female judges can play at the same time as male judges. No black judges allowed because of their absence from the incident that led to this set of regulations for playing in the sandbox. A phd. or jd. is required to play in the sandbox. An appeal of the minimum educational requirements can be made to the 1st grade class president during the hours of 7-9 pm which is after dinner and before bedtime. No CUBA member may play with a non CABA member. Drinking coladas of cuban coffee before play is strictly prohibited. Any violations of these policies will lead to a transfer to the Homestead Branch traffic division for county court judges, the Hialeah branch for anglo judges, and the North Dade branch for hispanic judges. A second infraction will lead to a one year assignment to the 54th street annex in Liberty City. As a reminder any pacifiers found in the sandbox should be turned in to the lost and found on the first floor next to the security office. Identification that you are a member of the Florida bar shall be shown to the sergeant at arms before retrieving a lost pacifier. A creole interpreter is available for those wishing to retrieve pacifiers from the Haitian non-citizen dominated security office at the Gerstein building. /s/ Stanford Blake, head of infantile oversight.

Anonymous said...

I would like to take an old pilots saying and update it-
there are old shumies
there are bold shumies
there are no old bold shumies.

Rumpole said...

QUERY: Has the screen upon which you post comments changed for anyone? It has for us, and it's very annoying. Thanks.

Anonymous said...

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Anonymous said...

I was good friends with Stephanie Feldman, but lost touch over the years. I'm so saddened by this news. She was a great person with a ton of heart. She inspired and supported a lot of people in her life. My sincere condolences to her family.

rejected-and-depressed-attorney said...

Good to know I won't go blind. I've been avoiding faxing myself.

Anonymous said...

The formation of the "dream team" panel of Colby and Postman as leaders of an inquiry into the fax fight fallout has itself run into trouble. Insiders say that both Colby and Postman insist on being addressed as :"Mr. Chairman" of the inquiry and that Colby's offer of two nights fully paid meals at the Knife all you can eat steak buffet, while intriguing and tempting, as not been enough for Postman to agree to allow Colby to be the chairman of the committee.

Both former Judges have hired counsel to represent them in negotiations, with super uber federal lawyers Joel Denaro and Bill Barzee facing off against each other for the first time since they went down in flames in their recent defense in federal court of a drug kingpin.

Anonymous said...

Maybe instead of putting individual judges on TV one at a time, we could just do a reality show with the entire judiciary! On second thought, never mind. No one would actually believe it was real. No REAL judges would actually behave that way!

Anonymous said...

There needs to be an investigation on Darrin McGillis. How can he only raise $150, loan himself so little, but manage to send out a $30K mailer in 2006?

Seems that there is something hidden that may land many in jail.