GULKIN TIME

From: John Hager 4/9/24

Subject: (BACDL) Gulkin/Reidy Award

Members,

At our meeting today, the following attorneys were nominated for Gulkin and Reidy:

Gulkin Reidy:

Daniel Aaronson

Eric Schwartzreich

Mike Dutko

John Cotrone

Gabe Ermine

Reidy:

Eric Schwartzreich

Stephen Melnick

Andy Coffey

BACDL HARRY GULKIN AWARD

The Brian Reidy “Give Back” Award:

Brian G. Reidy was born in Ireland and adopted at a year old by a NYPD officer and detective, and a pediatric nurse. When his father retired, he moved his family to South Florida and became a bailiff at the Broward County Courthouse. That was when Brian first started wandering the halls of the courthouse and watching lawyers in action. In 1976, while attending Cardinal Gibbons High School, Brian became a “Public Defender for a day.” His father strongest wish was for his son to become an attorney. After Brian graduated law school, his father passed away, right before Brian began his career at the Broward County Courthouse in 1985. Brian spent his entire 35-year career in public service at the Public Defender’s office. He tried over 200 jury trials and trained hundreds of new attorneys in the art and skill of trial advocacy. His Voir Dire examples are still used by Judges and defense attorneys in the tri county area. He was respected by his peers, the judges he appeared before, and his adversaries at the State Attorney’s Office. His presence lit up the room. He was an honest, zealous advocate who fought for every client he ever represented.

This award is given in recognition of a lawyer who represents Brian’s spirit of hard work in the courtroom and his lifetime of “giving back” in service of the community.

In order to be eligible for the award the recipient must have an active bar license in Florida. The recipient can be a public defender or a private attorney that devotes a majority of their practice of law to public interest law.

Brian Reidy

83 thoughts on “GULKIN TIME”

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      Is it for who can down the most green beer in one gulp or what ?
      Schwartzy gets it for the most creative bumper stickers ! Lol
      What a bunch of losers.

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      Reidy didn’t make it into the office half the time. Don’t know what kind of award it’s supposed to be for.

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    Gabe is the only one who fits this description:

    The recipient can be a public defender or a private attorney that devotes a majority of their practice of law to public interest law

    Eric for Gulkin.

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    But Schwartzreich doesn’t “devote a majority of their practice of law to public interest law.”

    All those BACDL types are so dense and uncreative – and they can’t even READ THE DESCRIPTION OF THEIR OWN EFFIN AWARD!

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      Everyone knows about the kizz ass award Galkin but it’d be a shame if they ruin Brian’s award .

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          The only thing Reidy ever “gave back” was an empty beer bottle after he stiffed you on the tip.
          Why anyone would want an award named after that blowhard is anyone’s guess. Saw him way too many times in court to know he was nothing but a second rate schmoozer who rarely pulled thru for his clients and thought more of his meager talents than anyone else did. He caved anytime he could. What a putz.

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    The only name on the list who devotes the majority of their practice to public interest law is Gabe.

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      The only thing I remember about Brian is the way he crawled on all fours crying to Howard to keep his job. You could hold his trial successes in a spoon.

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    I GAVE HIM A CHANCE – A REAL LIGHTWEIGHT
    GABE COULDN’T EVEN MAKE IT IN PRIVATE PRACTICE
    HAD TO GO CRAWLING BACK TO THE PD OFFICE TO MAKE ENDS MEAT

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    I was the defense’s ace in the hole and I don’t even get an honorable mention from BACDL.

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      Best. Comment. in a while!

      “Schwartzy sweating and smoking like a rehab patient”

      Always see his fat ass smoking cigs outside, and that sweat finna wash away his spray tan stuff.

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    Ol Shawzty sweating n smoking like a rehab patient. Just a matter of time before the meds wear off. Ol Howard help a fella out

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    I KEEP MY GLUMMY ON TOP OF A SAMSONITE BRIEFCASE STUFFED WITH UNDECLARED C-NOTES FROM THE 80’S IN BACK OF THE DOUBLEWIDE

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    BACDL is a running joke. Its only purpose is as a source of campaign contributions to sitting judges in the hopes that one day they can suck from the same trough.
    They can hand out these trivial awards all they want. It doesn’t obscure its deficiencies in every other respect.
    Just my opinion, but I don’t waste any time attending any of their meetings or offer it any support.

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      BACDL is a joke. But you don’t attend meeting or offer support. Maybe attend a meeting or two or a free CLE zoom prior to complaining how much of a joke the organization is next time.

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            Yep, and that is precisely why John Weaks’ recent $ financial campaign docs shows JOHN WEEKS HAS ONLY 148K NET WORTH!!

            (it also explains why he’s twice divorced)

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              There’s nothin wrong with Johnny’s MO
              He’s a man of rare talent and good taste
              He would be an excellent addition to the Broward Judge scene
              He has more experience than most

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                Which report you tombout?

                The report about that awful band, “The Stripclub Johnnies”?! It’s classified now

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              No different than half the judges in Broward. They’re all broke. Why do you think they’d want the job otherwise. For most of them it represents a pay raise.

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    Andy Coffey is the only one of those listed with any credibility. The rest are nothing but brown nosing schleps.

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      YOUVE GOT TO BE A BIMBO TO GRASP THE TOTALITY OF WHY BACDL HAS DEVOLVED INTO A USELESS ORGANIZATION OF LOSERS LOOKING FOR HANDOUTS

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        That’s not fair. They gave it to Howard early on before he allied with Jaab. It was probably in the hopes of controlling him. I doubt he would’ve gotten it after all the stuff happened.

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            Recall that Bacdl actually fought against a full time Magistrate Judge and ERU.
            Those bozos wanted everyone rotting in jail without a lawyer.
            The organization was rotten with former Satz prosecutors.
            I don’t know about now though.

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    I find it ironic that the Reidy award is being named a give back award when all the guy ever did was take. Very sad actually not to mention a very lame and failed attempt at revisionist history.

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      She got dumped from RC before she ended up there. Now she’s back at the PD rolling around. Same big mouth.

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    Real criminal defense lawyers would be embarrassed to be considered and wouldn’t stoop to belong to a play dough bunch of pretenders like the pussies in bacdl.

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    Broward Cowards let Satzy and the big bad Bench Bullies run them around like donkeys for a bunch of measly SPD cases.

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    Nobody really cares about BACDL at all. They’ve prostituted themselves to the point that it’s become laughable if it weren’t so pathetic. I stopped having anything to do with it years ago when I saw just how cheaply they were selling themselves out for. All it takes is to attend a few meetings to see what’s really going on.
    If it makes them feel relevant to hand out a couple of awards, let them do it. Everybody knows just how worthless its become.

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      Don’t blame Mr. Satz for it all. He couldn’t have done all the mass incarceration, the softness on corruption and certainly all the wrongful convictions without a timid and arguably complicit defense bar.

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    IM STILL LOOKIN FOR MY GLUPKIN
    I SOLD ALOT OF CLIENTS FOR NICKLES DOWN THE RIVER FOR THE PRIVILEGE

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