Friday, April 29, 2011


Third District Court of Appeal
Historical Society, Inc.

cordially invites you to attend its
Biennial Luncheon With The Judges
A “Members Only” Event with the Judges of
The Third District Court of Appeal
Featuring “Reflections on Serving as Chief Judge”
by The Honorable Juan Ramirez

May 13, 2011 at 12:00 noon

Hyatt Regency Coral Gables at The Alhambra,
50 Alhambra Plaza

There will be no on-site registration. Registration Closes May 4. (Rumpole notes: If you are late you may be asked to explain yourself in lieu of sanctions!)
Please access the Historical Society’s Membership Enrollment Form here

Please access the Historical Society’s Luncheon Registration Form here.

Rumpole notes: Always happy to help our friends at the 3rd DCA.


Anonymous said...

I am sure some right wing cuban must have voted for this hunk of shit in the governors office.

Remember When? said...

Remember When.....

There were about 8 circuit judges in Miami Criminal Court?

You would take a depo on wednesday, head back to the office, pick up the 20K in cash the drug case dropped off, take your court reporter out that night to the Forge and drop a few hundred on wine and then spend Thursday and Friday recovering from the romp with her in your Grove Isle Condo?

Thursday Nights were such a target rich environment
at the Mutiny or Biscayne Baby's that Howie The Mouse and Teddy M didn't even bother to hold court on Fridays because no one would show up?

Ron Guralnick and Steve Glass were just the Better (not best) dressed attys at the courthouse and even male court reporters were wearing $1000 Brioni Suits?

When even the Bailiffs were wearing 5K Rolexes as "thank yous" from attys to whom they referred that trafficking case?

When Morphonious or Snyder didn't give you a hard time letting your bondsman off a case where you trafficking client fled to Colombia? That always meant an extra 50K to you and a nice campaign contribution to them. And the world was just fine in spite of it.

I do...and I miss those days..

i don't like said...

(More from your favorite list gurl)

Guys who do the comb over. Just shave it and move on.

Female lawyers who wear really high heels in court. "Click clack" just doesn't sound professional.

Au Bon Pain. Give me the Pickle Barrel.

A guy who takes me out for pizza on the first two dates.

Those super sugary yogurts with a ton of super sweet fruit syrup on the bottom of the cup. Nothing healthy about that.

Judges who think they can build their reputation by trying cases to midnight. Yeah- that gives you a reputation- as a moron.

That idiot flying first class from Miami to Cleveland. Yeah you asshole. Keep looking smug as I push past you. I'm saving my miles for first class to Hawaii or Australia. But you keep pretending you do this all the time. Jerk.

The efficiency of Federal Court clerks. You're still a clerk. Act like it and slow down and screw up a bit. You're never going to make it to the Supreme Court so stop trying.

Retired Judges who return and try jury trials. When was the last time you read an FLW? !989? PUhleese.

The Miami Zoo. Give it up already.

Ditto Parrot Jungle.

Clothes at Target. Cheap is as cheap does.

Breakfast buffets. You really don't need to eat that much in the morning. A piece of fruit or two eggs for protein if you're trying to lose weight and that's it. Move on fatso.

Speaking of fat people- I don't like you at all. I will end up paying for your unhealthy life style when you use medicare to pay for that triple by-pass. I see you in the Movie Theatre with the jumbo popcorn and extra butter with the MM box stuffed in your pants and the extra large coke with about 3000 calories in the drink alone while I munch on a few carrots. You think popcorn is healthy idiot? I can hear the trans fat in the butter slop clogging your arteries over the explosions on screen. You're fooling no one. Kill yourself but don't me pay for it when you're in the ER scared to death in ten years at age 55 because your chest feels like a piano fell on it. Meanwhile during those ten years I was at the gym 6 nights a week. Whose laughing now fatty?

That's it for now.

Anonymous said...

Wow- an angry yoga girl!!!

How big are your breasts?


A pic perhaps?

I love angry women especially when we're going at it and she's screaming....and I don't know if she's angry or in ecstasy or both. And I don't care!

well built woman said...

Typical male atty. Trying looking up here where my eyes are. Those are not meant for you.

917 am said...

show me your stuff baby. are you angry too? I love it!

Anonymous said...

If you don't want me looking at your boobs, don't get a boob job. If you don't want me looking at your butt, don't go to the gym 6 nights a week. Otherwise, shut the fuck up.

Anonymous said...

I preferred Honey for the Bears". and I loved banging the greek twins who were court reporters.

Anonymous said...

The Mutiny was great.
What about mettle breif cases stuffed w/ $$$. Or Girlfriends at bondsman's office givibg 'favors' to Judges for bond reductions?

Anonymous said...

The day women stop wearing high heels is the day I retire as a lawyer and start doing something useful. I spend half my time in court staring at women with high heels (lawyers, court reporters, and especially defendants' girlfriends). Makes studying for the bar exam well worth the effort

Anonymous said...

Why was everything better in the just recent past?

We are constantly making strides forward in every endeavor. Progress is said to stop for no man.

So how come everthing just gets shittier, despite all our efforts?

I'll tell you why. It's because there is no god, life is absurd and pointless.

And the one good thing about getting old that we can cling to while we get fat, wrinkly, deaf, blind and dried up is the occasional opportunity to gloat to some younger person about how they "missed it" when it used to be good.

Anonymous said...

yeah really what is the point of girls in miami getting boob jobs, showing alot of clevage and actually thinking that men wont look at them.

being serious here. Are the woman who do that for real when they act all outraged?

if you dont want someone to look why sport all the cleavage?

Anonymous said...

Its good hat we State Employees can balence a full One-Third ( 1/3) of the State Budget deficit. We will donate 1.18 Billion dollars to State coffers so that the Gov. can try to get ride of Statewide Corporate taxes.Our 'pleasure' ( NOT)

Fake Leo McKern, Esq. said...


Why have perspective candidates for 2012 President of F.A.W.L. not demanded Rumpole's birth certificate. I know for a fact that he was not born in the United States and has no constitutional right to be an "administrator" of this blog. Moreover, I personally knew Rumpole in the early 1980's when he attended Liverpool Community College and his grades were at best fair. There is no rational basis for him to have been admitted to Oxford and then to Cambridge Law School - his grades just weren't good enough. This could be the greatest fraud of the century ...

I AM INCENSED - and so should YOU.

Leo McKern
Former Judge
Leo McKern & Associates, LLC
20190 Biscayne Blvd.
Aventura, Florida 33180

fake Donald Trump said...

MOVEON.org and MSNBC have just now demanded "full transparency and public disclosure" of Horace Rumpole and the so called Justice Building Blog, Inc., a Florida corporation to turn over his United States long form birth certificate AND his college transcript. They are also asking for financial records, tax returns and documents reflecting all income related to advertising revenues generated from "The Blog". Stay tuned, Congressional oversight hearings may be next - or maybe Mr. Rumpole will be a guest on the next season of Celebrity Apprentice - or Dancing with the Bloggers?

Anonymous said...

The Mutiny was fucking great. Every defense lawyer [myself incl] in town I knew had a Colombian for a best friend and client- their Colombian women- fucking insanely gorgeous.
We all dialed into the whole Mutiny/Faces/Forge partying scene. They doled out hundred-dollar tips to the valets, waitresses, and housekeeping staff, they would buy bottles of liquor to put on their tables and pay a ransom for it vs just a drink - $100 tips for just pouring champagne - it was WILD.

The Deejay at the Mutiny he'd partied along with us. Some nights it could be a great night of music and mixes, or a really bad one depending on how much cocaine he snorted. Great guy- he started at Widow McCoys and then left for Super Q fm 108. We had a GREAT wild time - used to call in late flying home on private jets to and from the Bahamas and SA - or "offshore fishing." Who remembers the topless dancers that would show up around midnight? Anyone? Beautiful times we thought would last forever until Max Mermelstein fucked everything up.

Sincerely The Family Of Fabio Ochoa Vásquez Wrongly Imprisoned Since 2003

blonde bombshell atty said...

All of the sudden this blog is so f'ing sexy.

Rumpole, please, I have all the cleavage you could ever want in a lifetime. Please respond to my email.

Anonymous said...

On the weekend Mutiny had a reputation for drugs, etc., and then there were its infamous sex parties. The games at the backgammon table got into the thousands (actually tens of thousands at times) and the woman who all partied were drop dead gorgeous. The penthouse suite cost about a thousand a night back then-- worth every dollar. A school superintendent used to have wild weekend cocaine parties for years, until he got busted.

THERE WAS ANOTHER SIDE TO THE MUTINY. Power Lunch clientele during the week. Cocktail hour was very busy, (live music every day) the only other competition at the time was Cy's Rivergate. Saturday lunch was layed back and a great time to hang out and listen to the live piano/singer and have a great lunch. The food was always good because Burton Goldberg -- the owener would not tolerate mediocrity. The entertainment was exceptional for it's time and Goldberg was a visionary in many ways.

Anonymous said...

Geez. reading all these throwback stories sounds like the opening scene of Goodfellas: "Yeah, Jimmy would even give the bartenders $20 apiece just for keeping the ice cubes cold."

Anonymous said...

Mutiny was always packed but the ratio of women to men was much better than other places, compare to Faces in the Grove.

Btw- list gurl-- Take a xanax and watch what you say about Parrot Jungle.

Anonymous said...

I'm so glad to see that some of you are not stuck in a time warp from your early twenties. Everyone has been to college. Get over it and help us fix this criminal justice system before it's too late.

And some of you have terrible spelling and homophone problems. (Prospective and perspective are different).

Carlos Martinez has just reduced the court reporter appeals to half the price. It's not like I pay my FP&L bills with the money I make. But I'm sure that all of you are making a third less money for twice as much work, right?

Anonymous said...


Here's the email my sister forwarded me from CCRA.

-----Original Message-----
From: Bonnie
To: Debbie Skipper ; Barbara Kinney
Sent: Tue, Apr 26, 2011 5:20 pm
Subject: Fw: ER Bill Assembly Committee Hearing Today!

From: California Court Reporters Association
Sent: Tuesday, April 26, 2011 5:05 PM
To: renbon@hotmail.com
Subject: ER Bill Assembly Committee Hearing Today!


ER Bill Assembly Committee Hearing Today!

The Assembly Judiciary Committee met today to consider AB 803, the electronic recording bill. Its author, Assembly Member Donald Wagner from Orange County, had only one speaker at the hearing: a salesman from CourtSmart, a company that sells digital ER equipment, who spoke in support of the bill.

CCRA was there and immediate past president Carolyn Dasher was the first to speak in opposition to the bill which would have required the trial courts to implement ER in 20% or more of courtrooms per year, excluding felony courts, until the replacement of court reporters is complete.

In a resounding show of support to the state's court reporters, organizations from all facets of the judiciary spoke in opposition to the bill, including the Los Angeles County Court Reporters Association (LACCRA), California District Attorneys Association, California Public Defenders Association, California Attorneys For Criminal Justice, Statewide Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys, California Federation of Court Interpreters, Service Employees International Union (SEIU), FPT Local 21, California Official Court Reporters Association, Laborers Local 777, 792, San Diego County Court Employees Association, California Labor Federation, American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME), the California Judges Association, and California Defense Counsel.

Assemblyman Dickenson made the following observation regarding the array of opposition organizations present to speak against the bill: "Mr. Wagner, I have to give you credit. You brought together the public defenders, the judges, and the DA. That's not accomplished very often."

When the vote was taken, there were six "no" votes and two "aye" votes. The vote was left open for the end of the day for one absent legislator to cast his vote. What that means is the bill is essentially D-E-A-D! We say "essentially dead," because nothing is dead until it's actually DEAD. When we get the official word that we are out of the woods, we will declare the victory.

More details will be available soon on CCRA's website - www.cal-ccra.org, including a transcript of the proceedings.

In the past couple of months, CCRA members and directors met with the Assembly Judiciary Committee members and/or their staff, painstakingly educating them about our profession and the pitfalls of ER, giving realtime demonstrations, and distributing information regarding the cutting-edge technology that live court reporters provide.

CCRA continues to be the voice for your profession and your advocate in Sacramento.

CCRA - Advancing our profession for over 100 years!




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Anonymous said...

Click clack sound is music to my ears. High heels on a gal are hawt. They accentuate the ass, legs, calves, and make girls do that sexy walk.

Anonymous said...

list gurl sounds like a moron.

Anonymous said...

New NY schools chief pulled over by NYPD

NEW YORK – Two New York City police officers ran into some unexpected trouble when they pulled over a vehicle carrying one of the city's more powerful officials, schools Chancellor Dennis Walcott.

Walcott was a few blocks from his Queens home just before midnight Thursday when his city-owned vehicle was pulled over by plain-clothed officers in an anti-crime unit. Walcott was a passenger.

The chancellor's spokeswoman, Natalie Ravitz, said the driver hadn't done anything wrong, and Walcott spoke up.

"When Chancellor Walcott asked the officers to please tell him why they had been pulled over, the officer responded that they had failed to use a turn signal," she told the New York Post. "Chancellor Walcott told the officers that this was incorrect as he heard the turn signal."

Read more http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20110430/ap_on_re_us/us_schools_chief_traffic_stop

Anonymous said...

Judges who think they can build their reputation by trying cases to midnight. Yeah- that gives you a reputation- as a moron.

Take a good long look in the mirror and you will get a good look at who the moron is, list gurl.

Anonymous said...

I'm kinda new to the courthouse and the Blog. I am enjoying the sex talk and the reminiscing of the 1970's-1980's.

But I have one concern for the upcoming week: is the blog doing anything special for CINCO-DE-SHUMIE?

Is there a special place the courthouse lawyers go to party? Will you post the details?

List Gurl said...

Let me add one more pet-peeve-
unnamed idiots like 11:58 who don't know their ass from their elbows. I really don't like fools like him/her.

ps- I don think "list gurl" is a good name for me for the time being.

Anonymous said...

Does Nancy Wear EVER have anything positive to offer?

Anonymous said...

Ahhh...Cinco De Shumie- som of the most legendary justice building stories emerge out of past Cinco de Shumie blasts. Will be nice to see if this years crop of lawyers can keep up the tradition.

You'd better like Tequilla.

Anonymous said...

moron gurl, err--- I mean list gurl @9:01:00 AM

Judges who think they can build their reputation by trying cases to midnight.

-So ,what's it to you?

Anonymous said...

@9:27--Wrongly imprisoned???????? Get your head outta your ass! His guilty verdict was and is a validation of this country's efforts against organized trafficking of drugs.

Anonymous said...

who is going to the cinco de shumie party?

Anonymous said...

List gurl went to the law school for dummies or obtained her law degree from a school with a phone no. that begins with 1-800...

Your remark regarding efficiency of Federal Court clerks-- G-d bless those guys. Keep up the good work!

Anonymous said...

Shumie for old tymers--

Danke Schoen, darling Danke Schoen.
Thank you for walks down lovers lane.
I can see, hearts carved on a tree, letters inter-twined, for all time, yours and mine, that was fine.

Volare, oh oh
E contare, oh oh oh oh
No wonder my happy heart sings
Your love has given me wings
Penso che un sogno cosi non ritorni mai piu
Mi dipingevo le mani e la faccia di blu
Poi d'improvviso venivo dal vento rapito

Something in your eyes was so inviting
Something in you smile was so exciting
Something in my heart told me I must have you

-This is what shumie calls music

Anonymous said...

Rumpy got nothing to say about the Heat! 2011 NBA Champions!

Anonymous said...


I have seen her congratulate attorneys for big wins. But it ends there.

Her negativity would be one thing, but the complete lack of any sense of humor is really alarming. Maybe the meds are losing their punch.

Anonymous said...

Example of a class act-- Mermelstein did more than any other American citizen to help bring the Columbian cocaine trade into this country. Then he turned into a federal witness and did more than any other American to try to bring it down.

Anonymous said...

I'm not sexist, but there are maybe less than 40 worthwhile female attorneys that do criminal work. Maybe 5 are private.

This doesn't include those on the bench, which has many.

Anonymous said...

Sandra Jaggard is a hottie!

Anonymous said...

3:30, The case against Fabio was a mess. Long story short-- numerous errors in the govt transcripts of taped drug meetings involving F.Ochoa and the other conspirators. The govt case against him was built around lies.

Sincerely The Family Of Fabio Ochoa Vásquez Wrongly Imprisoned Since 2003

Anonymous said...

Reading these comments is equivalent to sitting in a steam room and listening to oldsters reminiscence about the good old days.

@9;27, 1:46-- Are you unable to remember the case or are you in denial? Here is a quick recap-- There was SIGNIFICANT evidence PROVING Ochoa was an adviser, investor, recruiter and supplier. Kudos to the prosecution.

BTW-- You ever see him on holidays? Empty chair around the Thanksgiving table?

El Jefe De Shumie said...

Cinco de shumie party @ Lime Fresh Mexican Grill