A Bit Of Comic Relief

We wanted to share a bit of comic relief this week.  As you can see from the imbedded YouTube video, 80-year old Dolores Sheinis was before the court on a bond hearing for resisting arrest and violating a protective order to stay away from her ex-husband.  The exchange between Ms. Sheinis and Boward County, Florida Judge John Hurley is entertaining, and his response is an excellent example of good judicial temperament.

Screen shot 2015-02-21 at 3.33.07 PMMs. Sheinis got quite familiar with the judge, who rather than admonish her, chose to see the humor in her comments.  In fact, toward the end of their banter, the judge asked how he had done as a judge.  Ms. Sheinis response: “Not bad, but you could do better.”

LPR applauds Judge Hurley for having the kindness and humility to treat Ms. Sheinis with respect.  We hope judges everywhere are watching.

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