Bill Gelin here, with an update on my run for President of the Florida Bar.
It’s off, because there’s too much I need to learn to be able to effect meaningful change before I run for the top spot.
Accordingly, I am seeking your support for the Board of Governors, specifically Circuit 17, Seat 1. I will be running against Jay Kim, if he seeks reelection.
The Board of Governors (BOG) pretty much runs everything, and if I’m to achieve any of the stated goals from my prior post regarding the presidency titled An Introduction, I will need the inside experience, procedural and political, that only a term on the BOG can afford.
A major thank you for the moving show of support everyone has shown me since I announced plans to seek Bar office. My belief is stronger now than ever before that the honorable calling of law and advocacy is overwhelmingly populated by good-hearted and industrious souls. While the general public will continue to enjoy a joke or two at our expense, as they have since at least Shakespeare’s time, I believe our reputation has needlessly suffered because of gross mismanagement and egregious miscalculations by the Bar. A new direction is needed, and with your help, I will do everything in my power to help chart the course.
To Jay Kim and anyone else considering a run for 17/1, equal time is absolutely promised on JAABLOG, if so desired.
Lastly, also to anyone interested, and for the sake of transparency, a centerpiece of my campaign, the email pictured below was received today from the Bar’s Rosalyn Scott. She’s the Assistant to the President, very nice, and in charge of all electioneering questions. Her email is email@example.com if anyone has questions of their own.
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64 thoughts on “BILL GELIN FOR BOG!”
We actually think that is great news.
We wondered what you were doing because we figured if you were elected, this blog would be gone, or at the least you would not be moderating it.
Now you can concentrate on that Psycho Clerk.
You should bring a civil action against her when it’s all over.
Having to lose the money she worked so hard to weasel, would really bother her.
Count me in. I will spread the word.
I’m for Bill 100 percent
Bill is the best thing that ever happened to this court house. We need someone like him at the BAR
He has my vote if I only knew how to vote in this.
Ask Jay Kim why his firm hosted a 10 year anniversary party with the judges despite the fact that the firm had it been together a few years.
Party with the judges?
I DON’T WANT HIM ANYWHERE NEAR ME
Party tonight I’ll bring the alibi
ILL BRING MY OWN DATE
Bad Girls Of The Benches Make the Best Wenches
Ana la Cubana, one hot tamale. I loved doing her over and over and over, she’s insatiable.
I’ll drink to that.
MAJOR BIMBO ALERT
RATES 10 ON THE MING SCALE WITH A VODKA CHASER
Don’t Mess With Lawyer’s , “We” Don’t Play.
Party with a bunch of lightweights, half a xanny and a Zima and they’re in the bag (and behind the wheel) Lightweights ruin it for normal people.
I’ve known Jay Kim for more than 20 years. He has integrity, is hardworking, is very smart, and is an all-around great guy. I’m all for elections and having choices, but from what I’ve seen Kim is a good example of what is right with Broward’s Bar.
How many people beside the 50 that voted for him had heard of Kim before this blogging?
Jay Kim must be proud to have a close friend of 20 yrs who won’t sign his name.
We all know Broward judges will attend anything thats for free and has food regardless of party affiliation.
Make sure to ban alcoholic beverages and hide the alcohol based mouthwash.
Jaab has been hosting an entirely different type of party for Judges for the last 10 years.
Gelin has earned this.
Go for it!
Excellent idea. Wrap it up. Bring your pillow with you.
Jay Kim, you have my whole-hearted support. We don’t need an arrogant, self-centered, entitled asshole on the BOG.
Oh come on, there’s room for one more.
Sun Sentinel Editor
My apologies to Broward Judge Ernest Kollra, slapped for answering my question | Rosemary O’Hara
It’s reporters like this that help perpetuate the problem with these judges.
The JQC made the decision,
UNBELIEVABLE. WHAT A RAG PAPER!
DOLPHIN DEMOCRATIC CLUB RAINBOW ROOM SERVING HOT BUTTERED BUNS IN HONOR OF ERNEST
Not a chance. Bobby.
Rosemary: You should have done your research on his party affiliation prior to questioning him. Shame on you. And, you assert you have no hidden agenda. What a joke. I have never read an editorial page more liberal and Democratic leaning (and Republican bashing) than yours. Bobby.
The Jqc is as messed up as the crooked Jnc.
What makes you say that?
No One Escapes….
Kirk’s Law Corner’s – 12.980 -Form
Fraud Upon/on The Courts, by The Courts Judicial Abuses.
Cue To 109:00
What is Mr. Kim’s part affilitiaon?
You mean, except when that liberal/democratic leaning editorial page endorsed Mitt Romney for President in 2012? Huh, what? Do your research – Try Again.
GOOD ONE LOL
Bill: Your initial decision to run for President of The Florida Bar was obviously made without any real thought on your part. You have now realized that your decision was a mistake. Are you making another mistake in deciding to run for the BOD and have you really thought that decision through? Bobby.
That’s a sure sign they’re nervous about something when the reverse psychology gets trotted out.
If it was a challenge to a sitting Judge they’d be setting up meetings already to cut the deal.
What are the candidates for BOG’s positions in regards:
1. Reproductive rights.
3. Gun control.
I vote for the one that will help me hang my shutters.
Excellent idea, Bill. You would bring a great degree of respectability to an otherwise hopelessly grimed-up politically pernicious BAR and do an expose’ on every meeting and post it on the blog for public consumption. I’ll be your first signature. Count on it. These punks are so busy greasing each other they won’t know what to do when you bring your brand of honest integrity into the mixture of backslapping puff balls.
Sheila Alu for Broward State Attorney. And when she gets elected she needs into send Saranell Murphy packing, fired, canned, adios Satz puppet.
HOW MANY MURDERERS AND RAPISTS ARE WALKING FEE BECAUSE ALL THE MONEY IS SPENT ON CRUZ
PUT BROWARD FIRST
You got my vote. Though I got no idea where ya vote or when. How many people vote in these elections?
Would you guys mind if we asked Judge Fry to join us tomorrow?
ILL BE IN A WHEELCHAIR BEFORE THIS HAPPENS
Having this storm named after me is a bigger thrill than having my law school buddy turn out to be Governor, Vic
THAT PIECE OF CRAP TURNED ME INTO A DUMPSTER DIVER
Judge Casey endorsed by both police unions pays em back…you think a person of color would have been given a gift like this…
Any idea when the looting is scheduled to start?
HOW MANY DAYS OFF DO WE GET ?
Maybe McCarthy couldn’t be beat but Kim can.
Vote for Bill.