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Monday, May 15, 2017

FACDL SOIREE RECAP

The Miami chapter of the FACDL met on Saturday night for their annual soiree.*  The Hialeah chapter of the FACDL will be meeting at Pollo Tropical next Saturday for their annual soiree, while the Coral Gables FACDL and Pinecrest FACDL will be meeting at the Four Seasons for their annual soiree in two weeks. 

The Miami FACDL soiree was a great success! Everyone congratulated everyone else on doing a great job. The event was hosted by a retired judge who noted most of the people in the room weren't alive when he joined the FACDL in 1982. He then performed some of his beloved imitations- like George Jessel picking a jury before Judge Ellen Morphonious while Gen X assistant PDS whispered "Who are George Jessel and Judge Morphonious?"

"Jessel worked for Phil Hubbart and Morphonious was the judge who sentenced Mercury Morris" whispered an older PD. 

"But who are Phil Hubbart and Mercury Morris?"

"Bondsmen from the 1970s"

Then the awards were handed out:

The Sy Gaer "I've Tried A Lot Of Cases" award went to the Professor Roy Black who recounted tales of drinking with Ted Kennedy while his clients Magulta and Falcon fixed the jury in federal court. 

The Alex Micalescu Professionalism Award went to that lawyer on Miami Beach who was arrested for stalking his girlfriend by bugging her car and office.

The State PD Pat On The Back award went to a State PD who for a salary of $41.99/week tried a hundred cases to verdict and invented a partial cure for feline leukemia on the weekends. 

The Federal PD Pat On The Back award went to a Federal PD who got Judge Moore to sentence a client to the lower end of the guidelines ....twice! 

And on a serious note, the Justice Kogan award went to REGJB fixture Judge Dennis Murphy who has spent the last 15 years enforcing the 4th, 5th, and 6th amendments (as he so eloquently put it) "one motion to suppress at time.

Unfortunately for Judge Murphy, by the time he left the event and got his car, he was informed by text message from President Trump that he was fired. Governor Scott then announced he was committed to appointing judges who respect the constitution, "but not at the cost of having a criminal case dismissed."

And so it goes. 

From Occupied America, where as you read this, next year's State PD Pat On The Back award recipient is finishing raising money for every child in Florida to have a laptop in school while also constructing a hundred "no kill animal shelters" all before heading to court to try another case, Fight The Power!


*Some big-wig from the FACDL didn't  like us calling their event a "soiree"

6 comments:

37 years ago said...

REGB during the McDuffie riots.

http://www.miamiherald.com/news/local/community/miami-dade/lrzziq/picture77769507/alternates/FREE_1140/mcduffie%20riot%201980%20-%20067

Anonymous said...

Big fan of Marcos - Great event. Good luck buddy!

Fight the power.

Anonymous said...

Replace the garbage can with a hot dog cart, and three of the police men with dudes (1) selling you roses made of palm fronds, (2) trying to get you to sign a petition to legalize marijuana, and, (3) asking for money to take the bus home, and that picture could have been taken yesterday.

Anonymous said...

Rumpole everyone knows that you're anonymous because you're a hack. Leave Kirlew alone.

Anonymous said...

lol Kirlew used his speech to pontificate about Trump?

The president really has managed to creep entirely into your heads. He dominates this blog. He apparently dominates a cocktail party for Miami criminal lawyers.

Anonymous said...

People are not concerned with Trump so much as they are concerned with the lunacy being displayed by the current President of the United States. It is the important issue of our day. I know that some of you would prefer that nobody pay attention to the activities of the champion of the Republican party but unfortunately treason and dangerous incompetence is proper discussion for lawyers charged with defending the constitution.