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Monday, February 13, 2012

THE HONORABLE JUDGE RICHARD HERSCH

As most of you now know by now,  Richard Hersch was appointed to the circuit court by Governor Scott today. The Governor continues to exceed expectations on judicial appointments and this is another home run. 


Just like in years gone by when we had a gaggle of Judge Klein's (Gerry, Murray, and Herbert) we now have a duo of Judge Hirsch/Hersch's.  And as Judge Hersch would be quick to quip, "What is in a name? That which we call a  rose by any other name would smell as sweet."  And that which we call a Hirsch/Hersch by any other name would judge as well. 

Not to be petty, but now that he is appointed, when will we be getting our $500.00 bucks back that we donated to his campaign? Or did we not send a donation, secure in the belief he would be appointed? We'll have to check the books and get back to you on that.  



Oh...and of course Richard Dreyfus plays Judge Hersch in the movie. 














(not Judge Hersch) 


OK. A little blog experiment. 
Close your eyes. Inhale slowly...1..2...3...4..5..6..7..8..9..10 (you too, President Clinton)
Now hold hold it.....
And exhale slowly.....P...A....N...D...O..
...and let it go.....P...A...N...D...O....
Let it go and move on dot org. 
Lots of responses and comments over the weekend to Judge Pando's peculiar letting writing habits. Now it's time to move on. 
See You In Court. 

16 comments:

mikal said...

A fine addition to the bench. Can't wait until you are in family court, where the real attorneys practice!!!!

Anonymous said...

A robed Rumpole. I thought the day would never arrive ....

Anonymous said...

What about de la O???

Anonymous said...

Now, who will challenge hearing officer De Yurre? Or will he drop out of the race?

Rumpole said...

Longtime and careful readers of the blog know that we have a longstanding policy 1) never to apply for any job, much less a judicial one; 2) to never reveal our identity unless appointed to a bench at the level of the Third District or above.

A robed Rumpole? As they say where we come from, not bloody likely.

Anonymous said...

You have to feel bad for de la O. Maybe someone has the goods on him, or he pissed someone off.

Anonymous said...

Word on the judicial street is that it came down to De la O vs Hersch. Not a bad choice for the governor to have to make. Both were running, now only one is running. Who jumps into the slot Hersch vacates?

Anonymous said...

the continued diminishment of the bench as lawyers who cant make a living seek a pay raise by doning a robe and we lose competent judges to private practice

Anonymous said...

Who was the last person appointed to the bench who was so well respected, and so well liked? In all honesty, I can't remember anyone so universally, positively received.

Going to have a tough road keeping so many people happy.

REAL FORMER JUDGE said...

Great news about Richard Hersch. He will be a great Judge. When I became a Judge, he tried my first jury trial in which I presided and he was incredibly talented, highly ethical and had a temperament which made everyone respect and like him. I am very proud of him both professionally and personally. He will be one of our best Judges and we all expect great things from him.

As for poor Kenny Weisman, terrible news with only one Spanish Mackerel caught today. Fry it up Kenny and eat at home tonight my friend ... PS: when are you submitting your application to the JNC Kenny? Just let Hector, Manny and I know and we will make it happen.

Anonymous said...

Dear Mikal,

Thank you for the entertainment!! I woke up this morning and had a great laugh at your post stating that the "real lawyers" practice in family court. I practice in both. Family courts attorneys do not know the rules of evidence, the rules of procedure, and are generally a hot mess. However, the free-for-all that is family court makes life an adventure. Keep up the jokes though! I love a good chuckle every now and then.

I Hate Morons said...

"the continued diminishment of the bench as lawyers who cant make a living seek a pay raise by doning a robe..."

You can't be writing about Hersch.
And it's "donning", you moron. ESOL classes not working.

Anonymous said...

Maybe De la O pissed off more than just little old me...........

Anonymous said...

yawn...

Anonymous said...

Judge or be judged!!!

Randall said...

I recall Richard vividly from another lifetime when he was in our Scout Troop. He was even tempered and thoughtful then. Gov. Scott finally got something right.