URGENT REQUEST FOR HELP: We have endeavored lo these many years to refrain from using the blog for personal advancement or aggrandizement. Indeed the blog has served many in this community. We recall one moment where an attorney in trial remembered that a legal issue that arose was covered on the blog and the lawyer was able to access the blog during a brief break, find the case and cite it which helped them win the argument.
It is therefore with some trepidation that we ask for assistance.
It is quiet in our abode; books and magazines and legal periodicals are scattered about and there is a serious and scholarly undertone to the atmosphere. As we turned on the TV Monday evening to make sure the new American Experience programme on the life of Robert E. Lee was going to be recorded, we stumbled upon a most perplexing show with an apparent checkered past. So here goes:
Can someone please tell us what "Brad" did on his previous season on The Bachelor that caused the first woman to slap him, and several others to remark on his previous caddish behavior??
If you feel better about it, you can send a private email to howardroak21 at gmail.com.
UPDATE: We neglected to mention that none of your favourite new Judges will start this week as they are required first to finish "Judicial Boot Camp" in Tampa:
"This is My Gavel, This is my Gun,
One is for banging, one is for fun."
(see our bonus REGJB trivia question below with another update.)
Welcome dear readers to the first trial Monday of 2011. Plenty of changes to your scorecard so without further ado (new year resolution- less ado) here is an incomplete list of changes that we will update as the information becomes available.
Judge Ward- to ROC Court- she will be keeping her chambers and courtroom.
Judge Bloom- elevated from County Court to take over Ward's division. She will be on the third floor for a bit and then perhaps in Judge Venzer's Chambers and Courtroom on 6.
Speaking of Venzer- out to civil(?) (Update- readers say yes- taking over for Larry Schwartz. More updates below.)
In comes Migna Sanchez-LLorens.
Remberto Diaz to Family-
Leon Firtel to take over Diaz's division. No word on Chamber or courtroom assignments.
Tony Marin to Civil(?)
New Judge Rodriguez-Chomat to take over Marin's division (we think).
Beatrice Butchko to Civil
Milton Hirsch (who is still generating lots of comments on the blog) to take over her division. No word on chamber or courtroom assignments.
EIG out! To civil or family?
New Judge Monica Gordo taking over. No word on where the former ASA's chambers will be.
Samantha Ruiz Cohen is a newly elected judge. We don't know where she is being assigned.
Update: A few readers have written in to say Judge Ruiz-Cohen is going to Dependency and will replace Judge Glazer who will be going to family.
Bonus REGJB Trivia: We all know Judge Ruiz-Cohen did Miami-Dade a favour and defeated a certain former Judge that needed to be replaced. What sitting Judge did Judge Glazer defeat? Hint: Rumpole voted for him.
Darrin Gayles is a new circuit judge, elevated from County Court. Before his promotion he was scheduled to take over Judge Flora Seff's division. No word on where Gayles is going and who is taking over Seff's DUI division.
Judge Bloom, as reported above and earlier on the blog, is now in Circuit.
Judge Andy Hague, after having given the Statewide Prosecutor's slot a great run, is taking over her division.
That's it for now, frequent updates and bulletins at once.
See you in court.