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Tuesday, January 14, 2014

MENTORS NEEDED FOR I'M READY COURT PROGRAM


At great risk of ruining our reputation (by helping out a robed reader) but in the spirit of the holidays and such, and because we can put aside our petty differences and recognize that the "I'm Ready" program is a very worthwhile program, we re-print this request for help which arrived in our email in-box: 

Basically you need to be in court  AT THE STOCKADE at 1pm tomorrow and become a mentor to a teen who needs help and agree to put in about 7 hours over the next six months. Contact Judge Glick for details. 

Rumpole,
I need your help......If you could post this on your Blog, I hope I can fill 12 open mentor spots with some of your loyal readers.....Thanks
As many of you know, the 'I'm Ready' program was started by Judge Bloom to accommodate youthful offenders who were interested in accepting Boot Camp as a way towards a second chance, but who because of a physical ailment were not permitted to participate in the physically demanding program.  I'm ready employs the same military/discipline approach to reforming youthful offenders, but replaces the most physically demanding aspects with a more mentally challenging approach. 
I have worked hard to integrate the "Im Ready" program into the current Boot Camp program whereby they will be enrolled in the Boot Camp as a cadet (with lower impact) due to any physical obstacles or mental challenges they face. But I believe it creates tolerance and acceptance by all who participate. No bullying will be tolerated, no isolating those that are in the low impact component.  They enter as a enter as defendants, they leave as cadets/students. 
 As the Co-Chair to Beth Bloom, I am asking you to please send this message out to your readers to help get  23 mentors for the 23 students that are graduating Wednesday. They do not need to be attorneys.  If you can't make Wednesday, I understand. But if you are interested in this wonderful project, please feel free to contact me via email at  Sglick (@) jud11.flcourts.org  ASAP.
This Wednesday, January 15th the next class of 23 students (this is a large class, which is great news) willdisplay some of their new skills at the "I'm Ready' Graduation Ceremony.  These graduates who will be 'stepped down' from the on-campus (Stockade) phase of the program are in serious need of mentors.  There are only two commitments asked of mentors: 1) attend the graduation on Wednesday, January 15 at 1:00pm and 2) agree to attend a complimentary dinner with the other graduates and mentors once a month for the next six months; a total of approximately 7 hours over 6 months (and free dinner).  
Thank you in advance,
Stacy D. Glick

OK readers. We did our part. Now who will step up and be counted? (The free dinner should get some judges to volunteer. Ok cheap shot. But we're in a grouchy mood.) 

10 comments:

Jen Ator said...

Only criminal lawyers??

Rumpole said...

Im pretty sure the answer is no. But email Judge Glick. Im sure she will respond.

Anonymous said...

Jen Ator reads this blog? I thought she only reads the Springs blog

Anonymous said...

Another boring yet, important subject.....

Anonymous said...


Rumpole. Give us the relevance in jurisprudence to this 1774 Oliver Goldsmith poem "Retaliation".

Here, waiter, more wine, let me sit while I'm able,
'Till all my companions sink under the table;
Then, with chaos and blunders encircling my head,
Let me ponder, and tell what I think of the dead.
...
Here lies honest William, whose heart was a mint,
While the owner ne'er knew half the good that was in't;
The pupil of impulse, it forced him along,
His conduct still right, with his argument wrong;
Still aiming at honour, yet fearing to roam,
The coachman was tipsy, the chariot drove home;
Would you ask for his merits, alas! he had none,
What was good was spontaneous, his faults were his own.

Anonymous said...

On a more exciting note:

Did you guys know that Jerri Beth Cohen (drug ct) is ordering a nonparty (girlfriend/wife) to submit to a drug test.

Maybe she should read this:

58 So.2d 534


Supreme Court of Florida, en Banc.



FARISH

v.

SMOOT.

March 28, 1952.Rehearing Denied May 23, 1952.



Action of false imprisonment against municipal court judge who had ordered the rearrest of plaintiff while he was lawfully free on writ of habeas corpus. The Circuit Court, Palm Beach County, C. E. Chillingworth, J., entered judgment for plaintiff, and defendant appealed. The Supreme Court, Sebring, C. J., held, inter alia, that under the evidence the jury was fully warranted in finding that defendant, with full knowledge of the facts, had wilfully ordered the re-arrest of plaintiff.

Immunity does not apply to protect a judicial officer in cases where such officer causes arrest and detention of person in a proceeding in which such officer is acting without jurisdiction.


Affirmed.

CAPTAIN JUSTICE said...


The Captain Reports:

Has the Broward BLOG reached a new low?

Today they "expose" the length of the penis of the Chief Judge of the 16th JC; (that's Key West for those not in the know).

Yes, it appears that the CJ has posted his pick and the size of his penis on a web site called MANHUNT.

So, you decide, newsworthy or more trash from JAABLOG:

http://jaablog.jaablaw.com/

Cap Out .....
captain4justice@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

To Anonymous @ 1:38:

Goldsmith and a group of his friends got together and, over drinks and friendly banter, decided that each would be tasked with coming up with an epitaph for one another. Goldsmith's friend Garrick came up with an epitaph for Goldsmith (and it was apparently an unpleasant one) leaving Goldsmith speechless. He left the get together, unable to respond in kind. Later, however, he wrote this poem which contained an epitaph for Garrick and for each of the other friends, and the excerpted portion is about his carousing friend William who was known on occasion to drink too much.

The epitaph describes him as "the tipsy coachman" who, inebriated and unable to find his way home, nonetheless reached his destination thanks to his reliable steed. This poem was first cited in Lee v. Porter, 63 Ga. 345 (Ga. 1979) in affirming a judge's decision on the basis that it was "right for the wrong reason." The tipsy coachman doctrine has often been relied upon by Florida courts, first noted in Carraway v. Armour & Co., 156 So. 2d 494 (Fla. 1963)

Anonymous said...

That is newsworthy - that a judge's son was arrested (supposedly), not so much.

Anonymous said...

I bet Joel brown looked hot shirtless.