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Thursday, March 12, 2015

GOV. SCOTT PICKS TWO NEW JUDGES .....


THE CAPTAIN REPORTS:

AND YOUR TWO NEW COUNTY COURT JUDGES ARE ......

Late this afternoon, Governor Scott chose two new Miami-Dade County Court Judges.

LAURA ANNE STUZIN, replaces Judge Rudy Ruiz.  She has been a member of The Florida Bar since 1994.  She joined the State Attorney's Office that year and spent four years as an ASA here in Miami.  She then spent two years working for Coffey, Diaz, & O'Naghten before joining heavyweight Rumberger, Kirk in 1999.  She has been with that firm for the past 15 years.  She currently practices in the areas of casualty defense, criminal defense, construction defect, professional liability and product liability. 

According to Rumberger Kirk's web site, it states: "With more than nineteen years of experience, Laura’s practice includes representing clients in premises liability matters involving claims of slip and fall, general negligence, inadequate security and malicious prosecution in cases seeking damages for personal injury, wrongful death and damage to personal and real property and criminal defense. Laura also practices in catastrophic casualty defense which involves handling claims related to the operation and safety of commercial trucking equipment. She has represented clients throughout Florida in general casualty defense including automobile accidents, trucking accidents and other casualty claims involving catastrophic loss and wrongful death."

DIANA VIZCAINO, replaces Judge Gladys Perez.  She has been a member of The Florida Bar since 2000.  Like Stuzin, she began her career as an ASA in Miami and she spent five years with that office.  She then joined Boyd, Mustelier, Smith and Parker for two years and then the U.S. EEOC for one year.  In 2008, she took a job as an Assistant City Attorney for the City of Miami where she has spent the past seven years.

According to the Miami City Attorney's web site, it states that Vizcaino : "is currently the Division Chief of the Labor & Employment Division. Ms. Vizcaino represents the City in employment litigation matters, arbitrations, collective bargaining and formerly the Civil Service Board. Ms. Vizcaino is also the Recruitment and Internship Coordinator responsible for all new hires, internships, and consultant engagements."     

TO DIRECT FILE OR NOT TO DIRECT FILE - THAT IS THE QUESTION .....

On March 3rd, we posted on the opening of the Spring Session of the Florida Legislature.  Two of the bills we focused our attention on included HB 195 and SB 444, both bills relating to the Prosecution of Juveniles.  Today, Miami-Dade Public Defender Carlos Martinez penned an excellent Op-Ed in the Miami Herald titled: Public Defender: Don’t put kids in adult prisons.  It is a must read and let's hope the legislators up in Tally read it too.

ANOTHER WEEKEND IN PARADISE .....

Another great weekend is in store for South Florida and on Saturday you can take in the first ever E-Grand Prix.  What is an "E" Grand Prix you ask?  That would be the world's first fully electric racing series; the Formula E Grand Prix is on its fifth round of competition and will make its Miami debut Saturday on Biscayne Blvd.

And on Sunday March 15th, it's the world famous, or infamous, 38th Annual Calle Ocho Festival.
   
CAPTAIN OUT .....
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21 comments:

Anonymous said...

VizcaĆ­no ugghuh serious mean girl. I hope she gets opposition as soon as she is up.

Anonymous said...

Gina Beovides would have been a great choice with proven experience and judicial temperament as a hearing officer.

Claude Erskine - Browne said...

Opposed Stuzin when she was an ASA. Knew Vizcaino when she was an ASA, know her husband better from the Justice Building..
Both ladies will be fine additions to the Bench .

Anonymous said...

Congrats Diana!!!

Anonymous said...

Stephen K. Talpins said....

I worked with Laura for years at the SAO and at Rumberger. She is a fine attorney, wonderful person, and will be a great judge. I'm sorry to see her leave Rumberger, but take comfort in knowing that our loss is the community's gain.

Why Dads Matter said...

WLYB......Over 20 hours of testimonies about our Corrupt Family Courts
I have tried to educate this board on the effects PAS. My video testimony February 23, 2015 in Miami in front of the Supreme Court Committee....let our voices be heard. Please Copy, Paste and Share. Sign up at whydadsmatter.com
http://youtu.be/dDE-0xheZ3c

Here is another testimony 3 weeks earlier at another task force hearing in Bartow Fl.
https://wethefamilies.wordpress.com/2015/01/30/florida-supreme-court-glen-gibellina-testimony/

Many personal heartbreak comments are the last half of the meetings I attended
https://vimeo.com/channels/878408



Standing Family Law Administrative Order 2013-16-12 Chief Judge Owens
http://www.jud12.flcourts.org/Portals/0/PDF/AdminOrders/Section02/13-16-12.pdf

Anonymous said...

I was involved in a case when Ms. Stuzin was a prosecutor many years ago and she was very fair. A straight shooter who handled herself well in Court. I am sure that all of her civil experience will make her a good addition to the bench.

Anonymous said...

Talpins! Good to see you here.

/s a former incorrigible assistant you tolerated quite well

Anonymous said...

Good to see these appointments have had some skin in the game, and will likely be solid. Compare these resumes to the newly-elected judges.

Anonymous said...

Ms. Stuzin seems like a fine choice. But it is still hard to see how both she and Ms. Vizcaino are more qualified than John Wylie. The guy clerked on the federal district court, worked at Hunton, and was an AFPD. What I have read about the two selected fails to stack up to his creds, especially Vizcaino. Those who know, know that the best two did not get the two open seats.

Anonymous said...

Two more Little girls who are unqualified to be judges. However they join their peers, the current judges who are for the most part a far cry from those of yesteryears, like Wetherington, Cowart, Kogan, Ed Klein, ect.

The Professor said...

I am sorry to say, I have not the foggiest idea who these appointees are, or what qualifications they possess. If it would not expose my identity, I would make a Chapter 119, Public Records request of the JNC for their applications. For those who do not know, JNC applications are a public record, which the JNC must maintain and are subject to a Chapter 119 request.

Anonymous said...

11-':32 is a sexist piece of shite.

CAPTAIN JUSTICE said...


The DBR has a nice profile on Judge Schlesinger today:

Judicial Profile: It's Judge Schlesinger's Turn to Determine Righteousness

Read more: http://www.dailybusinessreview.com/id=1202720522179/Judicial-Profile-Its-Judge-Schlesingers-Turn-to-Determine-Righteousness#ixzz3UIy1c6K9


Cap Out .....

Anonymous said...

Who out there has the guts to run against Dark Lord Milton Hirsch next year? Guy has got to go!

Anonymous said...

Professor, JNC Applications are usually searchable through Google. So don't fear, the uselessness of now reviewing applications of appointed judges can be done without anyone knowing that you have an interest in voicing your position after it's all over.

Anonymous said...

My biggest problem is with vizcaĆ­no she's a know it all catty person. She thinks she is perfect and she's just gross as a person her personality is gross. Her husband maybe nice but she has no humility. It's people's connections that get them appointed not their experience. Every now and then we get a good attorney appointed but overall it's their connection to the governor.

Anonymous said...

I guess that all female judges are "little girls" to 11:32. Feel sorry for him now that half the bench is female.

the trialmaster said...

Milt is the best. He will have my support. He is one of the most qualified we have to sit on the bench. Not like the asa who seek the black robes because they cannot make a living in private practice.

Anonymous said...

10:50----Thanks, lol

Talpins

Anonymous said...

11:07 am, are you in Jr. High? OMG, she's catty. OMG she's gross. Grow the fuck up, Catalano.