Dramatic rescue for St Enda’s SC

first_imgNewsLocal NewsDramatic rescue for St Enda’s SCBy admin – January 13, 2011 593 At a meeting of Limerick City Council on Monday, it was revealed the facility had failed to meet the requirements of a Health and Safety Report.Tony O’Gorman, chairman of St Enda’s Sports Complex and St Enda’s School, reported that under legislation, they had no option but to close as they were unable to obtain funding for its refurbishment and therefore, could not insure the building.In a  dramatic twist, Mr O’Gorman has now confirmed to this newspaper that behind-the-scenes talks resulted in a change of fortune that will save the complex for the immediate future, at least.“There was a lot of upset among staff and our membership after our problem surfaced.  St Enda’s provides an excellent service to the people, both locally and from outside.“We have agreed a survival plan with the Department of Education to keep the complex open and as chair of the board, I am very confident for the future. Details of the plan will be revealed on Monday”.Councillors had already been alerted to what was described as an almost certain closure of the complex, by Cllr Ger Fahy.He revealed at a council meeting that the centre had been struggling to stay afloat.He had also expressed concerns about St Enda’s School, as with a vacant adjoining sports complex, there would be fears regarding anti-social behaviour arising in the area.City Council provides €65,000 annually towards St Enda’s Sports Complex. Cllr Joe Leddin told Monday’s meeting that without this financial support, St Enda’s would not be able to continue, and if closure was the only answer, it would have been a major loss to Limerick. Twitter Linkedin WhatsApp Facebook Threat of closure abatesIN a dramatic development this Wednesday, the Limerick Post was informed that St Enda’s Sports Complex, faced with the axe, is about to be saved.The strong and active membership from both city and county had voiced their shock that the future of the facility was under serious threat.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Advertisement Email Print Previous articleNew car sales motoring wellNext articleBroken Record? adminlast_img read more

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