Wednesday, February 23, 2011

THE UPS AND DOWNS OF SAM SLOM'S WORLD

Kudos to Judges Slom and Soto for responding to the complaints re: the infamous lot 26.

Dear Friends:

Judge Soto and I understand your frustration and we will chat with Chief Judge Joel Brown and our Trial Court Administrator as to what avenues can be pursued to address the parking issue. (Rumpole can't help it- "avenues", parking problems, gridlock. Pretty cute phrase.)

We have improved timely entry into the building for both attorneys and the general public. At 6:15 this morning I sent the e-mail below to our building manager to remind her about the importance of gaining timely entry into REG on a Tuesday following a holiday that falls on Monday.

In fact, at a meeting today, Judge Soto, Judge Brown and I briefly discussed the gridlock issue around NW 12 Avenue.

We will keep you apprised of our discussions and will likely include you in our efforts when we determine which course of action should be pursued.

Thanks,

Sam Slom


Ditto. We will address the issue asap!! Thank you for your patience!


Judge Soto


THE UPS AND DOWNS OF SAM SLOM:


Dear Sabrina, David and Rick:

As you know, each year, the escalators at REG are taken out of service for a period of time (normally 90 days for the service to be completed) for their annual maintenance.

We have requested that the building manager schedule the service during the summer so that it coincides with three judicial educational conferences because the population entering REG is lower during that period. As a consequence, it is hoped that the inconvenience experienced by lawyers will be somewhat minimized because fewer lawyers are noticed to appear during this period.

We have asked that the annual service maintenance begin approximately May 20th and continue thereon for the necessary period. We have also asked that the heaviest used escalators (the lower floors) not have their maintenance performed on our busiest days (the beginning of the week). Contractually, maintenance must be performed annually and there are limitations on when it can be done and the time frame in which it must be completed. Please be assured that we have discussed this issue at length in an attempt to arrive at the best solution.

While we are attempting to minimize the inconvenience escalator servicing has on our REG population, please do keep in mind that the County is ultimately responsible for and in charge of building maintenance. Additionally, due to the age of the building and the machinery therein, occasionally an unanticipated maintenance obstacle rears its head and could affect the timetable we have requested.

Judge Soto and I are mindful of your concerns and we both endeavor to make life at REG as pleasant as possible.

Thank you.

Sam Slom


So there you have it dear readers. Parking problems; escalator issues.


All in the day of the life of the chief judge of county court.


And all in the day in the life of a humble REGJB lawyer, striving for justice, and a few extra bucks to buy that nice bottle of GSM wine to drink this weekend.


See you in court.

20 comments:

MR JUSTICE MILTON HIRSCH said...

FROM: THE DESK OF MR. JUSTICE MILTON HIRSCH

TO: THE MEDIA, ALL INTERESTED PARTIES.

RE: PARKING

It occurring to the court sua sponte while eating spumoni that the parking problems of the REGJB are NOT going to go away unless a man of action takes charge.

It further being known to this right and honorable court that herein resides the aforementioned MAN OF ACTION.

Be it ORDERED

That this court assumes jurisdiction pursuant to Marbury v. Madison and the Corfu Channel Case, over the parking problems at the REGJB in general and LOT 26 in particular.

That this court's JA: one Ms. Moneypenny shall coordinate the parking spaces at lot 26.

Lawyers are hereby advised and ordered to email Ms. Moneypenny at Moneypenny@Mrjusticehirsch.ego.net.as to what time they will be parking at lot 26. Ms. Moneypenny will then assign them a space. The lawyer must arrive and utilize said space within ten minutes of appointed time.

All police officers must follow the same rules.

First come. First served. Possession is 9 tenths of the law.

All previous orders and emails by any other judge, including Judges Soto and Slom are hereby irrevocably REVOKED.
DONE AND ORDERED IN CHAMBERS, EN BROCHETE, EN PASSANT, AND CHOW EN LAI, ON THIS THE 23RD DAY OF FEBRUARY, THE 53RD DAY OF THE REIGN OF MR. JUSTICE MILTON HIRSCH.

S/______
Mr. Justice Milton Erasmus Hirsch.

Anonymous said...

OMG!!! ROFL ROFL LMAO!!!!

the trialmaster said...

how hard is it to do the maintance on long weekends and have the workers work around the clock until they finish?duhhhh

Anonymous said...

Use the stairs, you fat lazy BA____DS!

Anonymous said...

Betcha' doughnuts to dollars that the 9:14 and 9:21 postings have the same author.

MR JUSTICE MILTON HIRSCH said...

ill take that bet milt. i wrote 914 and ill bet you a 100 dollars to donuts i didnt write 921. Have Ms. Moneypenny call me to arrange the details.

Anonymous said...

Did anyone see housewives Miami? Yikes mr. Black! That chick is wack

Anonymous said...

New Times editorial goes way too far to attack Judge Glazer cause she hates her condo association. It's reckless. She's one of the best judges we have. Crazy.

Anonymous said...

@9:14--if you're the same poster who wrote the ceremony schedule, you're in the wrong profession. Thank you for that! Funniest thing I've read in a long time.

The Name is Hirsch, Milt Hirsch said...

Ahhh, Moneypenny. I did have a roll in the stacks with her in '72.

Anonymous said...

Anyone have the list of applicants who put in for CCRC and OCCRC?

Anonymous said...

Rumpole, I thought that your favorite wine was Chateau Miami River, made with the juice of world-famous Wagner Creek grapes.

Anonymous said...

Some people respond to their own posts without realizing that they haven't appeared in the blog yet.

Anonymous said...

Dear Judge Slom et al. Why did I have a case infront of Judge Hague at 9:30 am but did not leave his court room until almost 11:30 am? Please tell me why he must go through the calendar in alphabetical order, refuse to take attorney's out of turn and then wait to be done with every other calendar before going back to a certain time! I lost valuable time, I wept on the inside as precious seconds, minutes, then hours passed away from my not so young life and then were gone forever! Which in turn made me late for every single Judge I had to see that morning. Really annoying. Give the bar some respect.

Anonymous said...

For what it's worth...been in front of Hirsch a bunch of times already...and he's been nothing but respectful and fair. He makes the attorneys on both sides look good unless they give him a reason not to.

Anonymous said...

AAronfeld is a total ass. when he was facing a contempt charge from Judge Gordon he brought mommy and daddy to the hearing. what a whiny little snot.

Homer Simpson said...

Mmm... Doughnuts !!

Anonymous said...

Trialmaster

Your answer is: NO MONEY FOR OVERTIME TO PAY THESE GUYS FOR WEEKEND WORK!

Don't you think we thought of this DUMB ASS?

Anonymous said...

and as long as we are on the subject of MJB inconveniences. why do they often close the bathrooms to clean them between 9:00 am and 10:00am when the building has the highest use?

Anonymous said...

1:29:00 PM Hirsch is on his best behavior now. It won't last long.