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Tuesday, July 06, 2021

WE HAVE KIOSKS!

 No Zoom? No worries. The REGJB courtesy of your Public Defenders (we think) now has  Zoom Kiosks on the second floor for attorneys to use if they are in court in person and need to zoom in elsewhere. 

When this courthouse was built in 1960, or maybe in 2000 when people were pondering the future what do you think they discussed? Maybe in 1960 the use of computers (which at the time took up a full room) or that some day women would be judges. In 2000 it was probably just building another courthouse and better parking. 

But a Zoom Kiosk? It's the old/ Donald Rumsfeld saying (which he did not invent): There are things you know; there are things you do not know; and there are things you do not know you do not know. Zoom Kiosks fall into that third category. 

Courtesy of Top PD Kevin Hellmann, whose email we reprint without any authorization, subjecting us to scorn and potential lawsuits, etc., etc. 

Zoom Kiosks

 

There are 2 kiosks on which you can sign onto Zoom links on the 2nd floor of REG.  They are located inside Room 231 which is in the hallway on the left just past courtroom 2-10.  It’s what used to be the Traffic Clerk’s Office. To enter the hallway near Courtroom 2-10, you need to get buzzed in from the intercom.  Another way to reach Room 231 is by walking across from the elevators (in the direction of Courtroom 2-11) and then turning right (instead of going left to court 2-11).  Then go through the door and walk all the way down the hallway to room 231. Use the door next to the hallway phone (not the one actually marked as Room 231).  To be clear: the door marked Room 231 is locked.  So, use the door immediately next to Judge Ruiz's chambers to enter Room 231.

I feel like I’m steering you to a speakeasy.

 

At the kiosks, DO NOT SIGN IN TO YOUR ZOOM ACCOUNT (like I did).  Just enter the Zoom Meeting ID Number and you will enter that courtroom.  I’ve posted the Zoom Directory for County Courtrooms, since I think that will be most helpful. 

 

WiFi Access

 

On your phone’s Settings, click to the network AOCGuestWifi. Then enter Password [email Rumpole or Hellmann for the password. Dumb, we are not].   That will give you access to wifi inside the REG Justice Building.  Only problem is that this network will not show up in your Settings unless you’re on the 6th floor or higher. 

 

Hope that helps. 

 

Kevin


6 comments:

Anonymous said...

Well now they did it. Blew the July 4 deadline on the State of The Shumie. First time ever. I can just see the billable hours on the shareholder and franchisee lawsuits on this one. Rens in Shanghai, Sydney, Tokyo, Kyoto, Ho Chi Minh City, Krakow, the East End of London, Belfast, Toronto, not to mention the enormous mess at the Wynn in Vegas, and the current lawsuit at the Santa Monica Pier Ren. Newark. Bushwick-Brooklyn; Minneapolis and Austin. All are franchises and now there will be lawsuits. The big firms are lining up.

Anonymous said...

I'm in Europe. Been there since Covid began last March. Yes I have an EU passport. I use kiosks at Internet Cafes all the time. .89E a minute, but I buy 360 min cards at .20E/min which you can get if you buy in bulk.

Anonymous said...

Rumpole spotted today in REG 5th floor today, declaiming loudly into his cell phone, mask nowhere in site.

Something about buying the BTC dip

Anonymous said...

So cutting edge in modern communications is a zoom kiosk? In 1960 (and I remember), the BIC pen was what separated the chic from the mundane. In 2000 (this being Miami), the hottest commodity out there were calling cards sold in every bodega in Overtown and Little Havana.

Anonymous said...

Good sir. Was it determined who the county court judge is that was requiring counsel’s presence at arraignments? I have a case with a certain judge where we found out that a bench warrant and bond estreature was issued after an arraignment even though our WPNG was filed months before the arraignment and we confirmed that it was properly e-filed and was in the court file. What I was hoping was just an error that would be quickly corrected after a call to the JA now requires a hearing on Friday. I want to be prepared for what this judge might state in opposition to written pleas in lieu of personal appearance of counsel notwithstanding 3.170 & 3.180.

Thank you.

CAPTAIN JUSTICE said...


THE CAPTAIN REPORTS:

COVID-19 Advisory #88: Self-Monitoring Notice


Two individuals who worked in the locations and dates listed below have tested positive for COVID-19.
Persons identified as having been in close proximity to the confirmed individuals are being notified and will be asked to take all necessary precautions.

Individual #1:
Richard E. Gerstein Justice Building, 1351 NW 12 St.:
Courtrooms 2-1, 2-2, 3-1, 4-5, 4-8, 6-1, 6-3, 6-4
Last date worked: 7/1/21

Individual #2:
Dade County Courthouse, 73 W. Flagler St.:
Courtroom 8-1, Jury Room area on 6/28/21
Room 800 on 7/2/2021
Room 817 on 6/22-25/2021, 6/28/2021 and 7/2/2021
Last date worked: 7/2/2021

Persons who were in these locations recently should follow the guidelines outlined in the Centers for Disease Control website at: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/if-you-are-sick/quarantine.html

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