Monday, April 09, 2012

Back at it -- Monday news and notes

So, I left the Barbara Medina post up for a few days because I thought it was important to let people know what happened and to put their comments about Barbara.  Really sad....  She was a really nice person.

-- The NY Times had an interesting article this weekend about the growing prison consulting industry.  I've never recommended that a client use a prison consultant.  Instead, I have the client and his family talk to someone who recently did time at the designated prison.  Each place is different and the rules change all the time, so it doesn't make sense to me to talk to someone who did time 8 years ago at a place on the other side of the country.

-- Should be an interesting talk about Rock and Roll by Judge Goodman:


Guest Speaker:

The Honorable Jonathan Goodman, United States Magistrate Judge,
will address the must-hear-this topic:
"Rock & Roll Music in Judicial Opinions"

When:           Wednesday, April 11, 2012
                       11:45 a.m. - 1:15 p.m.

Where:          The Bankers Club
                                   One Biscayne Tower
                                   2 South Biscayne Blvd., 14th Floor
                                   Miami, FL 33131

-- Speaking of events, Roy Black and Matt Menchel will be speaking on closing arguments.  Seems like a cool event:

Upcoming Event - April 19, 2012

Persuasive Closing Arguments - A Demonstration and Discussion of a Closing Argument in the Helio Castroneves Case

Please join us for this complimentary seminar/webinar presented by one of the nation's premier criminal and civil trial lawyers Roy Black of Black, Srebnick, Kornspan & Stumpf, P.A.  Mr. Black will present a demonstration on how to prepare and deliver powerful closing arguments referencing his recent closing argument in the Helio Castroneves case. The demonstration will be followed by a dynamic Q&A session with Mr. Black as well as Kobre & Kim Center for Trial Advocacy founder, Matthew Menchel.

Live complimentary webinar and seminar:
Thursday April 19, 2012
6:30pm – 7:30pm EDT – Live Seminar and Webinar
7:30pm – 8:30pm EDT – Live Seminar Cocktail Reception
Live seminar will be held at:

The EPIC Hotel
270 Biscayne Boulevard Way, Miami, Florida
-- Paul Clement reads How Appealing and SCOTUSBlog.  What about SDFLA?!


Rumpole said...

Clement is on my blog every day as "Fake SG" . He's annoying.

Calli said...

It was before your time (Stu would remember this), but a tribute to Mike Wallace is in order, as he was a master cross examiner and a master showman, and fearless.

This, from his televised interview of John D. Ehrlichman, Nixon's right hand man and criminal co-conspirator:

"Perjury. Plans to audit tax returns for political retaliation. Theft of psychiatric records. Spying by undercover agents. Conspiracy to obstruct justice. All of this by the law-and-order administration of Richard Nixon."

Ehrlichman: "Is there a question in there?"

Wallace: "No."

Rumpole said...

Famous exchange.

Anonymous said...

Can someone explain to me what the hail is the Kobre & Kim Center for Trial Advocacy

Anonymous said...

bad timing, what with roy losing another one and all


Anonymous said...

We have several prison consultants here in SD/Fl. Recently one requested permission while on supervised release to be allowed to waive his self employment restriction and his criminal association condition. Both were denied, but the guy will be open for business the day he gets off paper.