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NO TICKET-NO LAUNDRY; NO BAR LICENSE -NO PROSECUTION:
Trivia question: Name the high profile murder case where an unlicensed lawyer gave the opening for the prosecution?
Answer: The current murder case involving the disappearance of Rilya Wilson. Josh Weintraub gave the opening for the prosecution. Uno problemo: the bar suspended Weintraub this summer for failing to complete CLE credits.
One would imagine the Florida Bar (Motto: "Welcome, now pay your dues") doesn't look kindly upon the practice of law of any sort while ones license is in a state of repose.
Interesting side note: apparently a Miami Herald reader posted a comment on line, in Ovalle's coverage of the trial, noting that Weintraub was suspended. Some people have way too much time on their hands.
After following us on twitter, you should follow Ace Herald Reporter @Davidovalle305 who is currently tweeting the minute by minute events in the trial over the (alleged) death of young Rilya Wilson as well as the stand your ground motion before Judge Bloom. The Rilya Wilson case, after lengthy voire dire (latin for "boy am I bored") is being tried before Judge Tinkler-Mendez. Michael Matters and Scott Sakin for the defense. Weintraub and
Query: Is this veteran prosecutor Sally Weintraub's last trial?
Query: When will Josh Weintraub be re-instated? Has there been a mad dash to secure several hours of CLE tapes? Instead of preparing for closing argument, Mr. Weintraub will apparently be listening to the scintillating "Advanced issues in property deed recording for the solo practitioner" or some such nonsense.
FYI: This isn't the first time this has happened to a Dade prosecutor in trial in a murder case.
Rumpole's 6th rule of trials: Assume nothing; challenge everything. The only thing you waive/wave in trial is the American Flag.
Our finger is on the pulse of our profession: and that's why we note that the number of LSAT registrants is at the lowest since 1999. (Hat tip ATL blog.)
AU BON PAIN: OPEN! and bug free?
See You In Court.