Monday, April 25, 2011
A VERY WORTHY CAUSE
With the news that Boot Camp has closed for lack of funding, and with the Governor actively trying to shut down the State (Governor Scott's Motto: "Florida: We're closed. Please check back shortly." *) comes this email from Judge Deborah White-Labora:
A few months ago I was siting in on a Friends of Drug Court board meeting. We were discussing whether we would be able to continue our long tradition of serving lunch at graduations given the budget situation.
Phill Reizenstein suggested that members of the defense bar might be interested in sponsoring the luncheon. Well a message went out over the list serve and our colleagues immediately stepped in to help. This month our graduation luncheon is being sponsored by Maria and Ed Shohat and we are booked with sponsorships through the summer! (If I may I will keep you up to date on the sponsors each month.)
We have an amazing group of talented, caring lawyers at the REGJB!
Rumpole says: Kudos to Judge White, Phil Reizenstein, Maria and Ed Shohat and the board of Friends of Drug Court. This program along with Court Care are the two programs at the REGJB that we care about the most.
If you missed it, over the weekend Dolphin's wide receiver Brandon Marshall was shut down again- this time by his wife. Marshall couldn't shake the coverage and she stabbed him, but thankfully he is ok.
Another Monday. Another parking nightmare? Let us know.
Violence begets violence, and stupidity begets....well, you fill in the rest after reading that the Florida Legislature is rolling back Florida's Bright Futures scholarship program. The Herald article is here.
Fire Station dedicated to Hero Firefighter: Robert "Casey" Lamme is being honored for his heroism when thirty years ago he was killed when he stopped, while off duty, to rescue a woman in a burning car on the Palmetto.