1.) & 2.) Co-workers will never mistakenly grab your brown bag lunch out of the break room fridge again, with impressive name tags like these attached; 3.) Former ASA Scott Janowitz in the house; 4.) Attorneys Terrence Moons, Kevin Kulik, and Eddie Kay (Terry is guilty by association); 5.) The old & the new - Judge Fred Berman enjoying his last term, with judicial candidate Steve Schaet hoping to start his first soon; 6.) Judge Ana Gardiner's office door last week.
County Commission settles on a
classic design for new Broward courthouse
Who dropped the dime on Ana?
"I felt like I was talking to a brick wall. Or a master obfuscator ...
In the last few days, I've spoken to two sitting judges who say Gardiner has missed many work days in the last year, and that Tobin and other judges would repeatedly cover for her chronic absences. The judges didn't want to be identified because their comments could violate the Code of Judicial Conduct.
As constitutional officers, state judges voluntarily adhere to vacation and sick leave guidelines set in each judicial circuit. Broward's policy gives judges 30 vacation days and unlimited sick days, and the chief judge is allowed to grant additional leave "upon the showing of good cause."
TIME FOR A YOUNG CHIEF JUDGE DEVOID OF TIES TO BROWARD'S DYSFUNCTIONAL PAST