The FACDL is very worried about your ability to get into the courthouse.
As the Vice President is wont to say, "this is a big F'ing deal".
Good morning membership,
PLEASE NOTE: THE FOLLOWING IS FOR RENEWAL OF COURT ID - IF YOU ARE A FIRST TIME APPLICANT THIS DOES NOT APPLY.
Beginning December 2015, the Administrative Office of the Courts (AOC) will be renewing Security By-pass Identification (ID) cards to those Criminal Defense Attorneys who currently possess a security By-pass ID for the Richard E. Gerstein Justice Building (REG) expiring December 31, 2015. (Umm... REGJB if you please.)
This year, in order to receive the 2016 ID, attorneys will need to prepay the $10 renewal fee by check of money order payable to MIAMI-DADE COUNTY (or "Louie's garage of Hialeah and Bethesda"). The check or money order MUST be accompanied by the attached PAYMENT REMITTANCE FORM and mailed to the AOC Human Resources Division by close of business December 1, 2015, to ensure the ID is ready for pick up at the locations outlined in the attached document. (Rumpole wonders. Back in the old days, we used to race to the one post office in Miami open to midnight to post our briefs on time. What exactly does "close of business" mean? 2pm for circuit court judges? Or if it's postmarked by 12/1 is that OK? And how about if you fedex it on 12/2 and it arrives before those letters mailed on 12/1?)
AOC Human Resources Division
L.E.T. Courthouse Center
175 NW 1st Ave. Suite 2702
Miami, Fl 33128
Attention: Yolan Dauphin
Please note cash will not be accepted without exception. (What, you think this is Joes?)
(You may not pass GO. You May not collect $200.00. You might not even be allowed to buy a cup of coffee in the non-existent cafe, which, unless someone is playing a great joke on us, will be known as "Gordo's". We can't make this stuff up. )
Attorneys who fail to meet the deadline will need to make an appointment with the AOC Human Resources Division to collect the renewal ID. (Motto: "try getting us on the phone. Ha ha ha.) " At this time the renewal fee will be $15.00 and appointments will not be available until after .
Attached are further instructions and Important information regarding distribution schedules and locations. (see pick up schedule and Acknowledgement form attached) (To summarize, unless you do exactly as you are told, do it when you are told, and fill out all forms in triplicate, it will be demonstrably easier to win a criminal appeal in the 11th circuit and get an apology from the government, then getting your ID pass.
Also attached is the FACDL-Miami 2016 Membership/Renewal Form. Annual membership runs from in 2016. In order to maintain uninterrupted access to our listserv, please pay your membership fees on or before . (Dues, dues dues.)