Very very sad -- Barbara Medina (Judge Altonaga's court reporter) passed away today after being diagnosed with cancer two weeks ago. Services are tomorrow at Riverside Gordon Memorial Chapels, 20955 Biscayne Blvd, Aventura, FL 33180
I am going to miss her. She was always very understanding and listened to the lawyers before and after court. She also told it like it was and didn't hold back how she felt about a particular case, witness or argument. There was no better jury consultant during trial... She was the court reporter in my very first trial, back when she was with Judge Graham. She knew a hell of a lot more about trying cases than I did.
Damn, very sad.