But we are not all doom and gloom. And after a week of reporting on two Judges who have brought unwelcome controversy to our courtrooms, we are happy to report, as the Herald reported in an article today (the title links to the post) that long time county court judge Katie Pooler has won a blue ribbon for her strawberry-guava jam at the world famous Plant City strawberry festival.
Known as the "Big Berry" of Strawberry Festivals, The Plant City Festival awarded Pooler the coveted blue ribbon for her well known and top secret recipe. As the article points out, many lawyers, judges, court personnel and just people who she happened to see wandering the hallways were recipients of her strawberry jam last Christmas.
Well done Judge Pooler, and thank you for humanizing court and making going to court a "sweet experience" for a generation of clients and lawyers.
See You in court trying to score a jar of the jam.