Bar to review ABA’s model MJP guidelines

first_imgThe Board of Governors has created a committee to review the ABA’s new model rules that will allow lawyers licensed in one state to practice temporarily in another.Each state will review the proposals, but they are not required to make any changes.President Tod Aronovitz appointed board member John Yanchunis of Tampa to chair the panel after the ABA House of Delegates in August approved a number of multijurisdictional proposals that ease the restrictions on the practice of law across state lines. The nine changes to the ABA Model Rules of Professional Conduct were proposed by the ABA’s Commission on Multijurisdictional Practice.According to the ABA Journal, the new model rules allow a lawyer licensed and in good standing in one state to practice temporarily in another state if he or she: • Performs nonlitigation work that arises out of, or is reasonably related to, the lawyer’s home-state practice. • Represents clients in, or is participating in, an arbitration or mediation proceeding. • Provides litigation-related services in a state where he or she is or expects to be admitted. • Works in association with a lawyer licensed in the host state.Only one of the commission’s recommendations — a proposed rule that would make it easier to gain admission by motion — drew any opposition from the floor of the House of Delegates. That rule allows licensed lawyers who meet certain conditions to gain admission in a new state without taking its bar exam, according to the ABA Journal.Saul A. Wolfe of Livingston, NJ, a member of the ABA Board of Governors, said the proposed rule was contrary to the principle of state judicial regulation of the practice of law. “It would become a national admission-on-motion ticket,” he said of the proposal. “And that’s just wrong.”Despite the objections, the House approved the rule. It says lawyers applying for admission by motion should be licensed in good standing in another state and should have engaged in law practice for at least five of the last seven years. The rule also requires applicants to have a degree from an ABA-accredited law school and to meet certain ethical requirements.None of the changes will be binding on lawyers unless they are approved by the states. But most states pattern their own ethics codes on the ABA’s Model Rules. The Bar’s MJP 2002 Commission will submit a report to the Board of Governors and then to the Supreme Court either during the current Bar year or next year.The Bar’s original Special Commission on Multijurisdictional Practice studied the ABA MJP panel’s recommendations before they were sent to the House of Delegates and agreed with the bulk of the recommendations, but advocated in support of specific safe harbors that are clearly identified and set out, rather than a general category of safe harbors with illustrations.Other members of the Bar’s MJP 2002 Commission include: former President Ed Blumberg of Miami; Alan C. Brandt, Jr., of Ft. Lauderdale; Michele Kane Cummings of Ft. Lauderdale; Thomas M. Ervin, Jr., of Tallahassee; David Samuel Felman of Tampa; Linnes Finney, Jr., of Ft. Pierce; Marvin C. Gutter of Ft. Lauderdale; William Kalish of Tampa; Ruth Barnes Kinsolving of Tampa; Albert J. Krieger of Miami; Bruce Douglas Lamb of Tampa; Tom Pobjecky of Tallahassee; Arthur Halsey Rice of Miami; Tony Abate of Sarasota; former President Herman Russomanno of Miami; Victoria Wu of Silver Spring, MD; and David Milian of Miami. Others are expected to be appointed to the commission. Bar to review ABA’s model MJP guidelines Bar to review ABA’s model MJP guidelinescenter_img September 15, 2002 Regular Newslast_img read more

Parents favour their youngest child

first_imgTelegraph 14 Nov 2011A study of 1,803 mums and dads showed on average the younger child receives a more favourable response than their elder sibling on 59 per cent of occasions. Parents are more likely to side with a younger child in an argument, lavish them with more attention, let them have their own way and spend longer reading with them, it emerged. The study also found the younger one also benefits from more treats and cuddles, because their parents find it harder to say no. And more than half of those polled admitted feeling closer to their youngest child.…The study also found although elder children are often side-lined in preference to their younger sibling, more than half of parents polled claimed to have bonded more quickly with their first child. And 64 per cent of parents felt they have more in common with their eldest child, sharing interests and finding it easier to have a conversation. Three out of five parents said their elder child was more likely to confide in them, and have done since an early age. Older children are also more transparent, with 63 per cent of parents feeling confident they know ‘them inside out’. Being the eldest also tends to mean these children are better behaved – with 53 per cent of parents finding them easier to discipline. read more

Infantino confident of taking more than half of Africa’s votes

first_imgFIFA presidential candidate Gianni Infantino is confident of taking more than half the votes from Africa in Friday’s election, despite the continent’s governing body endorsing his major rival Sheik Salman of Bahrain.Infantino made a fleeting visit to South Africa on Monday to visit Robben Island at the invitation of rival Tokyo Sexwale who spent 13 years incarcerated on the island as an anti-Apartheid prisoner, and told reporters afterwards he was confident of widespread support from the continent.”I think I’ll make an impact in Africa. I think I will get more half the African votes,” Infantino said.The Confederation of African Football earlier this month endorsed Salman after hearing presentations from four of the five candidates at a meeting in Rwanda.–Follow Joy Sports on Twitter: @JoySportsGH. Our hashtag is #JoySportslast_img read more

Stuttering Atletico seek old habits to upset Liverpool and the odds

first_imgAtletico MadridMadrid, Spain | AFP | Atletico Madrid might once have relished the challenge of resisting an opponent like Liverpool, but reaching the Champions League’s quarter-finals will require a performance not yet seen from them this season.Diego Simeone’s side are no longer the same Atletico famed for their inch-perfect defence, relentless work ethic and a knack for grinding down even the most assured, attacking teams.Instead, they are 12 points adrift of leaders Real Madrid in La Liga and last week sat sixth, a reflection of a deflating few months during which their old identity has blurred and their esteemed coach been questioned.When it was pointed out to Simeone on Friday that both of Valencia’s goals in their 2-2 draw at Mestalla had come from set-pieces, he said: “We don’t have the same characteristics now. Just like we attack differently, we also defend differently.”Out of the title race before March and knocked out of the Copa del Rey before the last 16, many in Spain believe Atletico’s season is in tatters, with the assumption they will soon depart the Champions League too.The debate has inevitably turned to Simeone and whether he remains the man to better those high standards he himself has set.“In the eight years I’ve been here, every year it’s been said the squad isn’t with me,” Simeone said in December.“There is always a rocky patch but I have always had patience, energy and confidence in what I believe. We can win or lose but I am convinced of what I want because I know my players.”To prove the doubters wrong against Liverpool, Simeone will have to extract a throwback display from a new group of players and against the finest team in Europe, both in terms of current form and the last name written on the cup.– Sense of inferiority –Atletico might take heart from their record at home, where they must surely avoid defeat on Tuesday to keep the tie alive ahead of a daunting second leg at Anfield. They have lost only once in 21 Champions League games in front of their own fans, even if Liverpool will hardly feel uncomfortable at the Wanda Metropolitano, where they were celebrating last June after lifting their sixth European Cup.And a sense of inferiority might also appeal to Simeone, whose Atletico have often appeared to excel when the chance of victory seemed lowest. In recent years, they have prevailed against Barcelona, Bayern Munich, Juventus and Real Madrid.Yet all logic points to a Liverpool victory, particularly given Atletico are likely to be without Diego Costa and Joao Felix, the 120 million Portugese forward who has so far struggled to live up to the hype.Alvaro Morata’s fitness is also in doubt after he played only 24 minutes off the bench against Valencia.When Atletico thrashed Real Madrid 7-3 in pre-season, many wondered if they could repeat their remarkable title-winning feat of 2014, reinvigorated by new signings and fresh belief.But a promising start quickly fizzled and Simeone raised eyebrows in December by insisting this was always a “transition season” for his team, despite close to 250 million euros spent last summer.Those arrivals had big shoes to fill, after Antoine Griezmann left for Barcelona and the drain of leadership continued with the departures of Diego Godin, Lucas Hernandez, Filipe Luis and Juanfran.Simeone said transition did not mean stagnation. “Anyone who believes the word transition means sunbathing and waiting for the flowers to come out doesn’t know me,” he said.Yet while he may never be under pressure at the club he has transformed since his appointment in 2011, Simeone is in need of a boost as he attempts to put Atletico back among the elite.Liverpool may remind them how far they have to go.Share on: WhatsApplast_img read more

Homestead facility for migrant children shutdown

first_imgMigrant children who were being housed at a detention facility in Homestead, Florida, are no longer there.The downsizing of the camp for unaccompanied children who crossed the border illegally has been underway for days, reports say.The Homestead camp run by a for-profit company even came up during the recent Democratic presidential debate.Now all the children have been moved out.According to reports, four-hundred workers were terminated on Friday, and thousands more will be fired on Monday.The children are now at camps spread across the country.This story is developing.last_img read more