We’d like to thank everyone for the unprecedented amount of support thrown our way since Brenda v. Blog broke.  The friendship has always been there, even without a stunningly unpopular Petitioner, but the amount of free legal advice and strategy being offered is also deeply touching.  If you can, please keep the tips coming, whether in person or anonymously, until flaming hot justice is served.  In the meantime, we’ll keep you posted with any developments, so it will be easy to follow along at home …

The following email was sent to Brenda Forman and Jackie Powell at 8:04 P.M. this evening:


Good evening.

Pursuant to your filings in the above-styled cause, and the Florida Family Law Rules of Procedure, I will be conducting depositions of the individuals named below, all of whom, with the exception of Jackie Powell, are in your employ.

Please kindly inform me tomorrow, Monday, December 16, 2018, of their availability, and I will coordinate with my co-counsel, Ed Hoeg.

I would prefer to conduct these depositions quickly and efficiently, with the least amount of impact possible on the Clerk’s Office operations, given it is a taxpayer-funded organization.  I also would prefer to have this matter handled by the courts as soon as possible. If you could help me coordinate these quickly, it would therefore be

As for Jackie, when are you available?  I am sure this would be best handled before you take the bench, so please advise.

And here are the Clerk’s people to be deposed:

Brenda Forman, Dian Diaz, Shirley Grissett, Nakia Smith, Alethea Petty, Melissa Proulx, Derek McCree, Renee Petty, and Lyubov Beausejour.



COMING SOONLopez v. Hall, Florida Supreme Court (2018): “For these reasons, we approve the First District’s decision in Hall and hold that section 57.105 may be applied to repeat, dating, and sexual violence injunction proceedings under section 784.046.”; Good Timing: The National Judicial Conference’s Contemporary Threats to Judicial Independence and Freedom of the Pressheld just this weekend …