Broward County is going back to in person only court hearings. Of course they are. Zoom makes life too easy for lawyers and clients and Broward Judges CANNOT HAVE THAT. Rule Number 1 of Fight Club is that you don't mention Fight Club. Rule Number 1 in Broward is "No lawyer or litigant shall have an enjoyable experience in Broward Court." The corollary being "We will make you miserable." The second corollary of Broward being "If it makes your life easier, we will put a stop to that."
There is an admirative order floating around, but it is NOT on the Broward 17th Judicial Circuit Website (found at 666.com). And since we are in Miami, we can safely have a little fun with the "No Fun Allowed" county of Florida.
Of course Broward is about do to this when the Miami Herald is reporting a new, more severe, and more contagious form of the Virus that Must Not Be Named in Broward (VTMNBNIB).
True or False- The Administrative order says masks are voluntary? *
T/F The Administrative order prohibits any and all litigants from mentioning the supposed efficacy of a vaccine?
T/F The Administrative order has a fine schedule for lawyers who try to appear by Zoom after it goes into effect?
T/F The Administrative order obliquely references that the last presidential election was stolen?
T/F The Administrative order calls the pandemic "The China Flu"?
Zoom has made the practice of law so much easier. A lawyer in West Palm can appear in Broward or Dade or Port St Lucie on a motion to compel discovery, or a report re plea, at 9 am, and be on their Peloton by 10 am.
The Broward Judiciary knows this, and it has driven them crazy for more than two years.
Broward County- the no fun, make life harder, don't wear a mask and don't mention vaccines - County.
If the Judges North of the Border have their way, this is what the line to get into their courthouse will be on a daily basis. Nothing will make them happier than seeing this from their chambers in their new swanky courthouse.
* As if you need the answers, the first one is true. The rest are false as near as we can determine.