Monday, September 19, 2011


Perhaps a word of clarification is in order regarding the future of this humble blog.

1) We are not quitting. The Blog will not shut down.

2) The Blog must grow. To grow the Blog needs new blood. Several people have offered their services as a guest blogger and that is a good start. But ideally there would be a face of the blog. A respected attorney who would ensure that the comments remain appropriate and the content fair in all regards. With privilege comes responsibility. This blog has been privileged to be accepted by the Miami legal community. The blog has been cited by federal judges and used as a forum by some of the best attorneys in the country. With this type of acceptance comes the responsibility to make sure the blog is not used to hurt anyone. The first time a comment appears accusing someone of having an affair or publicizing some private aspect of a person's life, the blog loses all credibility. It takes a lifetime to build a reputation and one minute to ruin it.
The right person is out there to help. They just need to step up. Until they do, things will remain as usual here: SNAFU.

3) Despite all the legal acumen a potential blogger may have, the ability to be an ace football prognosticator would also be nice. Yesterday we picked the Jets (win) Falcons (win) and the Cowboys (push). Plus our wide and varied expertise on matters as diverse as wine, food, literature (Rumpole is currently reading: "The Fall Of The House Of Zeus; The Rise and Ruin of America's Most Powerful Trial Lawyer" -not us, thankfully) , art, sports, exercise, nutrition and law undoubtedly make us a hard act to follow. That being said, when one door closes, another opens.

See You In Court.


Anonymous said...

Rumpole - I thought you were looking for a mere BLOGGER, not someone to cure cancer. Whoever is responsible for this blog needs to get over himself/herself/themselves because it ain't that big of a deal. Nice to read when bored, but hardly worth the hand-wringing that Rumpole (whoever he/she/it/them is/are) seems to give it.

Secret Judge said...

Well at least we are fortunate to learn that modesty is not a requirement in order to replace you.

Anonymous said...

@9:22- Blogging isn't as easy as it looks. And yea-- it is a BIG DEAL!

Rumpole said...

My dear sirs/madams:

I am at this moment, reminded of two quotes by a man I modestly admit to being (a bit) greater than I: sir WInston Churchill, who had occasion to say these two gems:

First: "To improve is to change; to be perfect is to change often." and
Second: "History will be kind to me for I intend to write it."

Anonymous said...

Anyone have any idea what the story is about Hanfield?

Some previous post makes some allegations. I don't know Mr. Hanfield very well, but he always seemed a decent guy.


If drafted I will not serve.

Anonymous said...


Have no fear. We have read your inane comments posted here, and no one is considering you for anything.



The Jimmy said...

Why does trialmaster speak in third person? Reminds of an episode of Seinfeld-- The Jimmy.

Anonymous said...

I am not happy with Hanfield right now. How dare he tell a client what a judge will do in a straight up plea and how dare he not convey a great offer.

This is why all offers should be on the record.

old guy said...

First of all, there is no statutory law preventing drinking alcohol in a government building. There is a county ordinance which prohibits it in the Courthouses.

So this was a false claim to justify firing good lawyers. Probably because they did not do a good job of kissing up.

Anonymous said...

What happened with the week 2 suicide poolers.