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Tuesday, January 13, 2015

BANNED

Welcome to the REGJB Justice Building Blog- Banned in both North Korea and The Dade County State Attorneys Office. Quite a perfecta. 

Jus Sui Charlie.

The following email has been edited for blog space requirements:

Dear Colleague:
A number of us have been sharing recollections of our appearances before Judge Hoeveler and our encounters with him over the years. It became clear to us that such stories from the members of our legal community "could fill a book," and so, with the cooperation of Judge Hoeveler's staff, that is precisely what we would like to do...
... St. Thomas University School of Law will be hosting an event to honor Judge Hoeveler and to announce that its Law Library has been selected as the repository for his trial notebooks, correspondence, and other judicial memorabilia. We are pleased to announce that St. Thomas has agreed to publish this book and to present it to Judge Hoeveler at that ceremony.  (It is intended to be a surprise to the Judge.)...
We hope to include in this book stories about Judge Hoeveler, both from the time when he was practicing as a lawyer and during his 37 years of service on the bench. We are not looking for tributes or general praise, but rather anecdotes and "war stories" which by their narratives, and not by their adjectives, will say something about the kind of lawyer, jurist and person he is. These stories may be serious or funny, they may relate to personal encounters or things which took place in the courtroom during routine or more significant matters. Whether submissions emphasize his grace, patience, diligence, kindness or sense of humor, we believe that the collection as a whole will say something important about him and we hope that it will be a fitting tribute to his legendary career as a lawyer and trial judge.
Your submission should be double-spaced in Word, in Courier New, 12 point, and preferably no longer than a single page. Please identify yourself by name and affiliation, and give context for your submission. Please send it to: HOEVELERSTORIES AT GMAIL. COM 

Please send your submission no later than January 202015. Unlike Judge Hoeveler, we will not be liberal in granting extensions, although for a good excuse and a good submission exceptions will be made... 

William C. Turnoff
United States Magistrate Judge

15 comments:

Anonymous said...

Banned? Details please my good man.

Anonymous said...

The blog isn't banned at the SAO. We read it all the time!

Anonymous said...

We read you all day long at the SAO! What makes you think you're banned here?

Anonymous said...

Willie the Hoov. Legendary. The war stories of him and JB Spence battling it out (as reflected in at least one appellate opinion) are great learning for any civil lawyer.

Anonymous said...

Rumpole
What would you do with two million in savings in this market

Anonymous said...


We get it Rumpole, I mean Phil. Your blog is the most important thing we should be reading every day. We can't give live without it.

Feel better now.

Anonymous said...

Since when does the Miami-Dade SAO even have internet access? All internet sites used to be banned back in my day. I mean, why on Earth would a Prosecutor need the internet to help research a defendant/victim/case?

the trialmaster said...

The case is Dillion v. Dade County a classic battle of titans. JB for the Plaintiff and the Hoov for the insurance co. JB obtained a big verdict(at the time) and it was affirmed on appeal when JB accused the Hoov of arguing to the jury to throw a few shenkels on the floor ........

Rumpole said...

Dear 8:03 anonymous , I mean Kathy Rundle. I get it. The blog gets under your skin. Jealous? Plus I'm a pain in the ass , fly in ointment (Hans ) etc. But why the hate on poor Phil?

Anonymous said...

Sir KENNY WEISMAN is the Bill Hoeveler of today!!!!

CAPTAIN JUSTICE said...


THE CAPTAIN REPORTS:

BREAKING NEWS .....

Judge David Young is running again. Judge Young has decided to throw his hat back into the ring and he will seek a new term on the Circuit Court bench.

More information to follow in my Blog Post that will appear later tonight.

Cap Out .....

Anonymous said...

Next County Judge should be Alschuler........a judge that wears boots!! Yes !!!!!

Anonymous said...

I found Young to be unqualfied to sit on the bench. He is extremely rude to counsel and the parties. He has no judicial temperment. He could never succeed in private practice. His TV show was a flop. If he is back on the bench he will treat it like a TV show and grandstand like he did before. I will do everything in my power to defeat him. I will convince some well connected well qualified Hispanic attorneys to defeat him and they will be well financed.

Anonymous said...

I understand that he is applying to be a senior judge. I encourage all who believe, like I do that he is condensing, lacks the judicial temperment for a judge, likes to grandstand and mistreats counsel for his own gratification to write to the clerk of the fl supreme court John Tomasino 500 S. Duval street tallahassee,32399 or email to seniorjudge@flcourts.org or telephone Judge Frank Sheppard,chair of review, board 3 at 305-229-3200. Lets keep this loser off the bench he once forsaken.

Anonymous said...

Rump, its at the PDs you can get in trouble for reading , or worse , posting on your blog