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Monday, September 30, 2013

E IS FOR EASY

To start off your Monday with a smile, we present our second installment of "Texts From a Lawyer" (changed from Sunday's title "Texts from a solo-practitioner".  Our enterprising reader explains that "Lenny" is a solo-practitioner and Zoe is his sarcastic secretary. 


E IS FOR EASY AND E-FILING
For those of us who venture into Fed land and/or handle appeals, E-Filing is now old hat and we wonder how did we ever get along without it? 

And last week Broward went "ALL-E"- and word is that if you dare walk up to the clerk's office with a piece of paper the deputies will draw down on you, take you to the ground, confiscate your paper and jail you like a dirty dog. 

And in Miami-Dade? All is as it ever was. Our E-Motto is "last in the state and damn proud of it."  The Supreme Court granted the Dade clerk's motion for a continuance and we won't have E-filing until February, 2014, or until the Federal Government re-opens after the shut down, whichever comes last. 

The scene: A law office in Two Egg Florida (Which is a real town in our state btw). 

Jake (putting some straw between his teeth while removing his straw hat and straightening his seersucker suit) :"Hey Billy-Bob, you hear dem boys down Miami way still don't have E-filing?"

Billy-Bob: (sitting at a computer in his overalls) "Why in dagnation can't them yankees in Miami get their E-filing set? Must be some commie agents from Castro done infiltrated their clerk's office." 

Jake: "You file that writ of coram nobis with the supreme court?"
Bill-Bob: (typing on a computer screen) "Doing it as we speak big hoss."

In Miami, we're still licking stamps. 

See You In Court. 




11 comments:

Anonymous said...

Read the actual supreme court order. It is so fucking confusing.

Is e-file optional in Broward or Dade?

We have not heard one word from Harvey Ruvin.

I have an account and wonder what will happen on October 1 if I e-file.

BTW: Guess what is correct:

E-File
Efile
E File
E/File
(Is it case sensitive???)

The supreme court picked the wrong one too.

Anonymous said...

Licking stamps? C'mon, Rump. Even you must know that stamps have been self adhesive, peel and stick, for many years now.

Anonymous said...

Classic.

Rumpole said...

"Licking stamps
= literary license. While no philatelist I, the phrase works better than "we're still peeling those self adhesive stamps from their backing."

Walter White said...

Rump de la Rump- a warning mi amigo: There are old pilots and there are bold pilots, but there are no old, bold, pilots.
Capiche?

Anonymous said...

A-one top notch. Once again you show why you're the best and the rest are just the rest.

Rumpole said...

A "PERP WALK" implies someone has committed a crime and has been or is about to be arrested. I can't put that up on my blog, It's just an unsupported allegation at this point and these are people's reputations- like them or not- I have my rules.

Anonymous said...

Dude, just post it on sfl...he don't censor!

Rumpole said...

Censor? That sort of implies that I make decisions based on who I like and dislike, as opposed to enforcing a limited set of guidelines on what can be posted.

At perhaps the top of the list is that I won't post untrue things about people. "Perp Walk" implies an arrest an the individuals mentioned have not been arrested. When they are, you can post a perp walk comment all you want.

Anonymous said...

Guy, didn't mean it that way, but censor is the right word. Anyhow, you do a great job with this thing and we thank you.

Anonymous said...

Read the AO. eFiling in Miami-Dade is OPTIONAL. It is perfectly OK to eFile criminal cases with the Miami-Dade Clerk.