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Thursday, September 29, 2011

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H. Rumpole, Esq. Proprietor.

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DRESS CODE AT THE JAIL?

There was an "incident" last week at the stockade where an over zealous gaoler refused to let an assistant public defender see her client because she was wearing jeans which was not "court appropriate attire." The FACDL swung into action, headed by Rick Freedman who pulled out his rolodex and dialed appropriate jail authorities who responded that the employee in question had not properly applied the rules. Apologies were issued. Rest assured that in the future you may continue to see your clients in your best pair of Levis.
Good work Mr. Freedman.


* There are many variants of Churchill's famous rant against the rule against ending a sentence with a preposition. This is the one we choose.

36 comments:

Anonymous said...

I've been to the jails in jeans numerous times. Never been stopped.

But then again, the PD in question looks considerably better in jeans than I do, and more likely to cause a riot in the jail.

Anonymous said...

Rumpole-- no blogger can replace you.

Anonymous said...

I don't care if it's Churchill whom that rule allefedly comes from. And I don't care either what grammatical concepts it is made of nor the purpose it was made for.

older rich atty said...

She's a hottie??? I think an introduction is in order.

Anonymous said...

This reminds me of the story I was told about the late, lamented Alvin Goodman. Goodman was making a weekend visit to Metro West wearing something along the lines of a wifebeater shirt and shorts. The Gaolers refused him admittance, pointing to the sign which delineated the dress code: long pants, skirts and dresses, no revealing etc. etc. So, the enterprising Goodman, or so the legend goes, went to a thrift store, bought a dress, put it on, presented himself to Metro West, and pointed to the sign which showed that he was dressed appropriately; he was admitted.

Anonymous said...

I am going to wear my jeans today when I visit the jail. But a jail uniform might be best . I suggest a Kilt w a PD blue n yellow tartan
DS

Rumpole said...

Please tell me that is true 7:23- I really hope it is.

word of the day guys said...

Nice pull with Gaoler Rump.

Anonymous said...

Would it be so bad to wear a suit? Show respect for your client and profession.

hawttoie said...

what if your lawyer showed up at the jail looking like this?

Anonymous said...

@8:22- I agree.

Quit bitching about having to wear a suit and tie.

Anonymous said...

I wear low-slung baggy pants so my polka dot boxer shorts are seen-- I do it for the jail guards so if they are looking at my underwear, at least it will be something colorful.

Anonymous said...

I nominate Phil Reizenstein...oh yeah, you're the one seeking the replacement.

the triallmaster said...

I agree.An attorney should not dress like a hobo when visiting the jail. On the few occasions where a client of the trialmaster is not bondable, the trailmaster will wear a suit, sans tie to show respect to the client and the professionals who are guarding him.

Anonymous said...

Why would anyone want your job unless they were being paid?

Anonymous said...

it's a jail!!! with prisoners in them!!! don't need a suit; you need a bath afterward. Jeans should be fine under the circumstances, sheesh

Anonymous said...

I nominate Obi Wan Zenobi for Regional Counsel and new blogger.

Anonymous said...

I think Alvin wore the dress in the South Dade Federal Jail.

It was funny. He was a nice guy. He used to do coin tricks for new prosecutors and PDs in court.

Anonymous said...

if your client respects you you can dress anyway you like, if it is first meeting or second and you haven't done anything to gain their respect then you should dress professionally.

Anonymous said...

BREAKING NEWS; GOVERNOR SCOTT IS UNSATIFIED WITH NOMINEES BY JQC FOR REGIONAL COUNSEL DISTRICTS 2-5 AND WILL REOPEN THE INTERVIEWS. SORRY OBI WAN ZENOBI.

Secret Judge said...

Not a good day for Univ. of Miami School of Law. Longtime UM Prof. Donald Jones was arrested for soliciting a hooker. According to police sources, Prof. Jones offered an undercover cop 20 bucks for a blow job. Big spender that he is.

Anonymous said...

Trialmaster,

You are such a douche.

Anonymous said...

Why did Rick Scott rush everyone to Tallahassee and now no decision?

WTF?

Anonymous said...

so Gary, you tired of blogging?

Anonymous said...

@10:22-- Rumpole, quit posting comments to yourself

@5:33-- Does this mean I can show up wearing jeans and my college sweatshirt-- and if that fails to get my clients' respect I should put on a suit and tie?

Anonymous said...

to 915 please learn how to read. first impressions matter. If your first visit to a client is in jeans etc. and since your bar card and driver's license are taken at the entrance, he may doubt you are even a lawyer and not a bondsman or someone else. If you have represented your client for 6 months on a life felony and have taken 4 depos and filed a motion to suppress and he has seen you in court dressed up and he respects you clothes don't mean shit. need I go through 100 other premutations. dress like a clown, have them think you are a public pretender, and get bar complaints and rule 3's. now go back to your 3 rd degree felony and mm practice sweety pie and I would love to see that college sweatsuit that has pink on your ass.

Anonymous said...

3rd DCA OFFICE OF REGIONAL CONFLICT COUNSEL: The statutory authority in chapter 27 Florida Statutes for the office ran from Oct.1 2007 until Sept. 30, 2011. Unless Governor Scott has extended the terms of the incumbents or appointed other attorneys as temporary counsel it would seem to me that no one is officially the regional counsel for the 3rd dca as of today. The 4 year term of George expired YESTERDAY. It is right in the statute. Please tell me that some lawyer in the governor's office is aware of this. There is no announcement of the counsel appointments in the florida bar or governor's webcites and only the 1st dca position has been announced, a 4 year reappointment of the incumbent in Tallahassee. Does this mean that Scott is running the office?

Anonymous said...

Rump
I practice in what I think is a proper way. Since I dont have to worry about MR. Green coming from the clients or their families, I dont care if they respect me or not.
The r opinion of me or my work is not the scale I measure myself on. Thats not to say if Mr $ mattered I would sell myself in a nice suit.
I have self respect concerning my work and if my collogues think I am doing a knock-up job ,I can live w/ their opinion. Clients opinion is always a tuned to if they are winning. They lov ya till the Rule 3.
For years the best Atys in So FLA (including most PDs) wore jeans to jail and even the office. Its what you DO in Court, and out of court to prepare, that matters.
Scott Rothstein dressed for success. If Dress matters than what about smarts, and incite and experience? Seen lots of fancy dressers w/out an oz. of common sense nor legal abilities.
Thats not to say for trial I dont put on my Wardrobe [ ritual Robes of War ] and I Do tune my dress to the audience that matters ( the Jury). I want them to look at me and think thats a lawyer I can believe in... Thats when dressing for respect matters.

I Respect my Self!

DS

Anonymous said...

Jeans (sans rips, bedazzles, etc.) and a blazer the uniform of choice for jail interviews.

I'm not wearing a skirt and 3 inch pumps to the jail (mens or womens). Duh.

Anonymous said...

ds sounds like one of those overpaid death penalty lawyers who ruined it for all of us.

Anonymous said...

I have no respect for the majority of my clients, so I could care less about their thoughts about me or my wardrobe.

Most are criminals, people I would never allow in my home. I don't hold myself to their standard, or even to some Judge's standard. I do what I do for myself, and no one else. If they don't like my jeans or my hair or my cologne, they can go screw themselves.

I have taken clients from some of the best attorneys in Miami, because the client says "he wasn't doing anything." When I say I know the attorney, and I doubt he did nothing, I am inevitably correct. Client just does not want to hear the hard truth. They have no respect for anything, much less an lawyers attire. If you think you are gaining these cretins respect, you are deluding yourself.

These people we defend are self centered sociopaths. The only thing they care about is getting back out on the street to continue to do what they do. I can't imagine spending a moment trying to obtain their respect.

Btw- Trialmaster-

You sound like a king sized prick. But I figured it out. No one with a non-bondable offense would trust a schmuck like you with their life. Even in an Armani suit you are a poser. Everyone knows it, from the security guard to the clerks, to the judges, and especially the jury in that misdemeanor petty theft you tanked.

Shut up and get a job at 7-11. They have nice respectable uniforms for you to wear.

angry gurl said...

Clients who are in jail can call me or see my associate. I do not go to jails. Ever.

Anonymous said...

10:52
6 months on a case and only 4 depos? Sounds like you aint doing much. Every month and a half U take One depo on a case?
4:20
I dont get your comment. But as Beeves said hahaha 420 Butthead

DS

Anonymous said...

HOT TEASE AND EXHIBITIONIST FORMER STRIPPER (LAW SCHOOL IS SOOOOOOOO EXPENSIVE) SAYS; I LOVE TO VISIT THE JAIL ON SATURDAY. SINCE I AM SO HOT I CAN GET A MAN ANYTIME SO I DO NOT HAVE TO WORRY ABOUT GOING OUT FRIDAY AND SATURDAY NIGHT. I LOVE TO WEAR SHORTS, PERFUME, AND A TIGHT FITTING SEE THROUGH BLOUSE OR MAYBE A BASEBALL CAP AND SWEATSHIRT. I LOVE TO SEE THE INMATES STARE AT MY BODY AND FANTASIZE ABOUT ME. I ESPECIALLY LOVE THE ROOMS AT METRO WEST WHERE I CAN HAVE MY FOOT TOUCH HIS UNDER THE TABLE BY ACCIDENT OR HAND HIM A PEN AND TOUCH HIS HAND. OH I AM SUCH A BAD GIRL, PLEASE SPANK ME RUMPY!

Anonymous said...

DS, who are you, have you actually done anything as a lawyer because if you had you wouldn't argue with people about such nonsense. People who play in the nfl don't criticize girls who play flag football. Now go back to being a cheerleader for girl's flag football games you wimp.

Anonymous said...

No Name 1:02 pm
25 Years in the Pits.
Tried Murders, Sex Bats and Arm Robs. 155 Sworn Felony Juries. Only 44 Guilty as Charged.
Thats Batting over 700
DS