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Tuesday, July 18, 2017

JUDGE MURPHY LEAVES FOR CIVIL

UPDATE#2 GOOD BYE COFFEE AND PASTERIES for Judge Murphy and his wonderful staff Ralph (bailiff) and Joette.  The reason why Judge Murphy is considered one of the best in the building is in no small part because his staff is hands down the best as well. The soiree is being thrown by Judge Sayfie (well done) and will be Friday July 21, @ 2pm. 

UPDATE: Lourdes Simon was appointed to the circuit court Tuesday by Governor Scott. 
Congrats to Judge Simon. See you in court. 

There's a really worthy charity - School Uniform Drive, that we highly recommend. The FACDL is running a fundraiser at Fado's Irish Pub at Mary Brickell Village on August 3, 2017. See the flyer below.

JUDGE MURPHY TO CIVIL
It's not the end of the world. 
It's not like withdrawing from the Paris climate accord. 
It's not like a giant iceberg has broken off of the shelf of Antarctica. 
It's not like Trump has been elected president. 
It's not like repealing Obama-care without a replacement.

It's just a great judge going to civil for a while. 
He'll get bored and hate it and come back. Until then, Keep Calm and Carry On.

From Occupied America, where we have withdrawn from the Paris climate accord and all the other bad stuff has happened, Fight the Power. 

SCHOOL UNIFORM DRIVE 

17 comments:

CAPTAIN JUSTICE said...

THE CAPTAIN REPORTS:

And your newest Circuit Court Judge is:

Governor Rick Scott today announced the appointment of Judge Lourdes Simon to the Eleventh Judicial Circuit Court.

Simon, 49, of Miami, is currently a county judge for Dade County. She previously served as an Assistant Public Defender for the Miami-Dade Public Defender’s Office. She received her bachelor’s degree from Florida International University, and law degree from Nova Southeastern University School of Law. Simon fills the vacancy created by the elevation of Judge Robert Luck to the Third District Court of Appeal.

Cap Out .....

Anonymous said...

Poor Multack...

Anonymous said...

Judge Murphy is a great guy. Let's hope we see him back soon.

Theodore Mastos said...

Although not a big fan of Governor Scott, he has made some excellent appointments to the bench. Lourdes continues in that tradition.

The moving of Dennis Murphy should result in the flag being flown at half mast. As an old timer and former judge, Dennis combined knowledge, common sense, courage, integrity and a great sense of humor into a package probably not ever to be seen again in the hallowed halls of the Gerstein Building. As I suggested, I have seen a lot of people come and go over the years and Judge Murphy will always be one of the truly great judges to have served in that building. I wish him the best in his new endeavor.

the trialmaster said...

Is Murphy taking Lindsey's division? I hope so.

Anonymous said...

Rumpole, it is the end of the world for all of the Defendant's in Murphy's division. You could always count in Judge Murphy to be fair, even handed and when the State would a ridiculous offer on a case, to find a way to make it right (ala Judge Pinero). One time I had a client who had completely turned his life around after committing a violent crime as a teenager. He came back on probation violation (DWLS) and the State wanted to give him 16 years FSP and would not budge. Murphy found a way to give 9 months and back on probation. And that is only one of 2O stories I have where Murphy did the right thing. He will be greatly missed.

Anonymous said...

I couldn't care less about the ineffective and toothless Paris Climate Change deal, but Murphy going to civil is a major loss for the REGB.

Anonymous said...

He is not only an excellent judge, but he's also as personable and affable as can be. That is an excellent combination that should be the model for any aspiring judge. He's a "hall of famer"

Anonymous said...

Well said Ted. Judge Murphy is an excellent judge and will be missed by all that enter courtroom 2-2.

Anonymous said...

Say it ain't so. Another sad day in the REG. Judge Murphy, you will be missed, sir.

Anonymous said...

cmon this is state court right? What's the big deal.

Anonymous said...

Ted
Im a younger lad but I have heard that you were a judge a long time ago. Why did you stop being a judge?

Anonymous said...

Judges take note - Dennis Murphy is beloved by all, prosecutors and defense attorneys. This is for one simple fact: he treats everybody with dignity and respect. Even when he rules against you, you still feel like you had a fair shake. It is and always has been a pleasure to appear in front of him.

Anonymous said...

I hear a rumor that de la O is the next to jump to civil.... Anyone hear same?

Anonymous said...

Wasn't really his choice. Here's the Miami Herald link:

http://www.miamiherald.com/latest-news/article1929021.html

Anonymous said...

The number of lives that have been impacted by Judge Murphy is extraordinary. Families who now exist; families who have ben able to restructure; lives that have been given some hope to prosper. This guy cared about everyone who came into his courtroom. He worried about "his defendants" when he was on vacation. To piss him off took a lot. I can think of no judge in REGB who has a better rep than he does. We will miss him. Justice will miss him. His defendants will miss him, and all of that talent, compassion, and wisdom will be wasted on mortgage foreclosures, fender benders, and discovery motions. Such a shame! But, Godspeed to this great man and great judge. Hopefully he will be back.

Anonymous said...

Who would come over from civil if De La O leaves? Any other switches?