Lots of intrigue in the hallways of the stately REGJB. It might look like business as usual from the outside, but we can assure you from the inside there is lots going on.
First order of business is THE END OF THE ATTORNEY LINE.
Starting Friday June 1, 2012, after 8:30 am any attorney seeking to enter the REGJB who does not have a special ID card will have to wait in the general public line. Can you just see Albert Krieger, Roy Black and Mr. Markus at the end of a line stretching around the block as they arrive at 9:15 for a 9:30 sounding?
What is more likely to occur is that an attorney arriving with a staff member- investigator, assistant, secretary, intern, etc., at 9:15 will be faced with asking their assistant to wait in a hot, hour long line, if they want to enter the building and assist them. Seems to us that there needs to be a solution to this problem. The State Attorneys Office support staff/ employees seem to be able to skip the line. Defense attorneys need help too (sometimes, and never for us.)
COFFEE IS FOR CLOSERS
If you're under forty, if you've been practicing law for less than seven years, and if you think you're a good closer, then the UM Law School is hosting a "Legal Eagle Closing Competition." Click here for the details and if you enter and win and are a loyal blog reader, we promise you fame if not fortune.
THE EDWARDS JURY
Wednesday was day 8 of the deliberations in the trial of USA v. John Edwards. Amidst reports of strange behavior of some jurors, the judge met with attorneys in a closed door (no media) session on Wednesday.
Your home town favourite Miami Dolphins have been selected to appear on HBO's Hard Knocks series, which follows a team through training camp.
Judges suing candidates; flesh eating zombies loose on the streets of Miami; attorneys waiting in stifling heat in lines that take hours to clear; no money for court appointments; just another summer in paradise.
See You In Court.
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