Friday, April 29, 2005

Judge v. Attorney Equals Mediation.

According to this article in the Orlando Sentinel the judge sentenced the attorney to 10 days in jail for repeated disrespect and unprofessional behavior. After spending 2 days in jail, the attorney was released pending the appeal in Mote v. State, Case No. 5D04-3801 [Fla. 5th DCA 2005]. In an unusual sua sponte appellate court order [you’ll have to enter the case number and hit the “submit” button; it’s docketed on 4/21/05], the Fifth District Court of Appeal directed the judge and the lawyer to mediate their differences. This is a very interesting application of mediation!

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