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Tuesday, March 15, 2016

YOU WOULD THINK

You would think that the powers that be that run the REGJB might, just might, want to alert the Richard E Gerstein Justice Building Blog that they were having an unveiling of a bust of Richard E Gerstein in the courthouse on Monday. You know, to help publicize the event on a blog read in the halls of power and in the halls of the SAO and PDs office as well. 

But then, the powers that be, didn't get to be a power that be, without being....well, you get our point. 

So anyway, on Monday they unveiled a bust of Richard E Gerstein in the lobby of the courthouse. Considering this comes some twenty years or so after the courthouse was named the Richard E Gerstein Justice Building, our response is : WELL DONE- you're three years ahead of schedule.

Note: El Chapo cafe opening has been pushed back to February, 2022. Apparently there's an ice maker not working correctly and the tables and chairs came wrapped in plastic, causing workers and managers alike to wonder "what on earth do we do now?"

Anyway, back to the REG Bust. It naturally was unveiled by....Burt Young, legendary....divorce lawyer. Why Burt Young legendary Miami divorce lawyer you may ask? Because Melvin Belli, king of torts was unavailable. (Actually Belli passed away in 1996, but that didn't stop the powers that be from inquiring as to his availability. Remember- these are the powers that be.) 

Anyway, we now have a bust of Richard E Gerstein in the Richard E Gerstein courthouse. 


Bust of Legendary Prosecutor Richard E Gerstein with legendary divorce lawyer Burt Young 

We don't have a cafeteria. But we have a bust. 

See you in court. 

COMING TOMORROW: Two criminal defense attorneys battle it out in civil court; otherwise known as "strangers in a strange land", by the Captain. 

10 comments:

B ASA said...

You would think the powers that be which run this cite would be more worried about how lawyers are treated in judge milians courtroom than about a stupid bust in the lobby.Why don't you write about something important like that?????

Claude Erskine- Browne said...

Gerstein was known around Miami as One Eyed Dick.
Oh, and 40 yeas ago Young was President of the Florida Bar
Seriously

Anonymous said...

I knew REG. That bust is no REG. Kinda looks like Sam Slom if you ask me.

Anonymous said...

Saw the bust today; well worth the 30 odd year wait. Exquisite craftsmanship.

Trump looking good so far. Keep Making America Great

CAPTAIN JUSTICE said...


5:10 am

I have heard several horror stories about Judge Al Milian. Please email Rump or me with some facts and one of us can prepare a post.

Cap Out .....
Captain4Justice@gmail.com

CAPTAIN JUSTICE said...


The Florida Bar's BOG's met last Friday. One of the issues discussed was the issue of CLIs. Here is the latest:

An Report was issued by the Special Committee on Legal Education which was appointed to review proposed changes to the certified legal intern (CLI) rule. The committee is made up of law school deans, Florida Supreme Court justices, representatives of the Florida Board of Bar Examiners and other attorneys. The committee is reviewing the background clearance necessary to serve as a CLI. Under the current rule, the student must apply to the Board of Bar Examiners and receive a clearance letter before being certified as a CLI. There is some concern regarding how long this process takes with the result being fewer students becoming certified as CLIs.

Anonymous said...

Burt Young is also David Young's father. Anyone filed to run against David yet?

Anonymous said...

Another bailiff arrested in Broward. Real clown show up there. Drunken judges, perverted bailiffs. This one stabbed a prostitute who wanted money up front. What's going on up there.

Winter is Coming said...

Winter is Coming. We need a strong Lord Commander of the Night Watch on The Wall (Aventura) to keep the White Walkers from Broward out of Miami. Who shall rise to the fight?

Anonymous said...

The horror stories are real. I actually referred out a case in there bc it is just not worth the aggravation.