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Tuesday, November 14, 2017

A NEW ADMINISTRATIVE JUDGE FOR CRIMINAL

Update. Tomorrow: Miranda and money and the 2nd DCA. A surprising result. 

With the departure of Judge De La O, the hot topic over coffee and pastelitos at the El-Chapo Cafe  was who would be the new administrative judge? 

Now we can answer the question. But first, an update on new judge assignments:

Judge John Schlesinger will be taking over for Judge Hanzman- division 19.  Chambers will be room 415, Courtroom will be 4-5.
(Fun fact: You can rearrange the letters in both judges names to create the word "henchmen" or "chasms" to name a few words). 


Judge Eric Hendon will be taking over for Judge  Richard Hersch-division 4.  Chambers will be room 413,  Courtroom will be 4-7.
("drench cord")

Judge Lisa Walsh will be taking over for administrative Judge De la O- division 15.  Chambers will be in room 228, Courtroom will be 2-10. (whales, hallowed and hashed). 

Judge Jorge Cueto will be taking over for Judge Pooler- division 13.  Chambers will be in cuarto  212, Courtroom will be 2-4.
(Ocelot, coupled, and recoup). 

 Changing chambers.... because every judge wants a better chambers. 

Judge Del Pino  Division 16 will be moving to  the seventh floor. Chambers will be in room 712, courtroom 7-3.

Judge Charlie Johnson  Division 9 will be moving to the fourth floor. Chambers will be in room  424, courtroom  4-3.

AND NOW, YOUR NEW CRIMINAL COURTS DIVISION ADMINISTRATIVE JUDGE....

No, Judge David Young is not making an "Ali like" return to the ring or the REGJB. And no, neither Judge Blake nor Firtel are being lured out of retirement for one more REJGB go-around. 

Your new Administrative judge, a former ASA, an all around good guy and a very good judge, is none other than Judge Charlie Johnson!

So here are a few changes that could be made to make everyone's life at the REGJB easier:

1. A Starbucks on the first floor. 
2. A Prime 112 replacing Au Bon Pain. Call it "Prime 1350". Has a nice ring to it. 
3. Replace the dial up modem powering the Wifi with something more modern like from the late 1990s. 
4. A-forms...dare we say it... almost too much to dream for...but A forms scanned and on line. 
5. Valet parking.
6. A Fed-Ex Kinkos replacing the clerk's office on the second floor.
7. Not punishing defendants who go to trial and lose....okay okay, maybe be are asking too much. But the Prime 1350 and the Starbucks will be nice. 

From Occupied America, fight the power. 




17 comments:

Anonymous said...

David Young...now there's a wonderful candidate for CJ. Why not? Should campaign under the slogan :young ideas". Just a thought

Real Fake Former Judge said...

I heard former judge once ran for chief judge and got three votes- Calvin Mapp, Mary Ann McKenzie, and the best county court judge ever- Arthur Winton!

Anonymous said...

Is Judge Al Milian leaving? if so when

CAPTAIN JUSTICE said...

1350?

Anonymous said...

Milian won't leave until 2019. You stuck with the blowhard until then.

Anonymous said...

Milian and Millan leave in one year. They cut deals to stay one year more. Hersch and Pooler, no such luck.

I love dealing with Charles Johnson. What a wonderful guy.
I love being in a room with Johnson, Ortiz, Wolfson, etc.

Richard Hersch, stop yelling at people.

Anonymous said...

Dear 2:42pm Fake Real Former Judge ....

He also got Judge Jack Martin Coe and Mel B. and the entire wait staff at BENU in San Francisco.

Anonymous said...

Judge Mansfield made a triumphant return to REGJB this week after having made it out of North Dade in less than two 2 months

Anonymous said...

Where is the best judge in building going, Judge Hanzman? Hopefully back to civil.

Anonymous said...

I love the anagrams of the judges names. Please keep it up. We all slave here in the PDs office and you are the small bright light in our dreary day.

Anonymous said...

Judge Hanzman is going back to civil. Huge loss for REG but I hear civil lawyers are very happy. Hopefully he will come back for another stint. Guy is an amazing Judge. The complete package.

Judge Miranda Fan Club said...

This is a Cease and Desist Order signed by Judge Cristina Miranda this 15th Day of November, 2017. Under no circumstances are you permitted to write a blog post and me (Judge Miranda) and money.

Anonymous said...

Dear 10:41am: the best judge in the building, De la O, is going to civil.

Anonymous said...

Judge Hanzman is the BEST judge this Criminal justice building has ever seen. No one comes close. Absolutely brilliant. Respectful. Merciful. Treats lawyers so well. He has done so much for the system. He should be very proud of what he has accomplished. Other judges could take lessons from him.

Anonymous said...

Wendell Graham is taking over for Maria Ortiz. Both wonderful people!

the trialmaster said...

Great that Judge Hanzman is being returned to civil now that he has served his sentence in criminal. Next stop for him is the federal bench, but for selfish reasons I hope he stays in civil a very long time. Next to Ed Cowart, no one in Florida comes close. Maybe former judge in the EDNY John Gleeson is in the same cloth. Does anyone know what division he is taking?

Anonymous said...

I share trialmaster's high opinion of Ed Cowart. I was in front of Judge Cowart quite often and he was the very best ... not many like him then or now ...