Last night, Terrapin Crossroads, the now-legendary venue in San Rafael, California owned by Grateful Dead bassist Phil Lesh, hosted a special benefit concert to support those affected by hurricanes Harvey and Irma. All proceeds from the concert dubbed Shelter From The Storm—a nod to the 1975 Bob Dylan tune—went to Humanity Hammers Back, Habitat for Humanity’s long-term hurricane recovery program. The special evening ended up being an all-star affair, with Lesh being joined by his Grateful Dead bandmate Bob Weir, Peter Rowan, Mihali Savoulidis of Twiddle, and host band Midnight North.You can check out a full video of Midnight North’s performance with special guests Phil Lesh, Bob Weir, Peter Rowan, and Mihali Savoulidis below, courtesy of skiebus.
March 15, 2003 Notices Lawyer applicants are being sought to fill two vacancies on the Florida Board of Bar Examiners. The Board of Governors will be selecting six nominees for two lawyer vacancies at its May 30 meeting. The nominations will then be forwarded to the Supreme Court to fill the five-year terms commencing November 1 and expiring on October 31, 2008.Attorney members must have been a member of The Florida Bar for at least five years. They must be practicing lawyers with scholarly attainments and have an affirmative interest in legal education and requirements for admission to the Bar. Appointment or election to the bench at any level of the court system will disqualify any applicant. Law professors or trustees are ineligible.Board members of the Bar Examiners must be able to attend approximately 10 meetings a year in various Florida locations. Members work 300 or more hours per year on board business depending on committee assignments. Actual travel expenses connected with the meetings and examinations are reimbursed.Completed applications must be received no later than the close of business Friday, April 11, 2003. Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of the required application. The Board of Governors will review all applications and may request telephone or personal interviews.Compensation Claims JNC needs members The Statewide Nominating Commission for Judges of Compensation Claims is now accepting applications for a judge of compensation claims in District C (Jacksonville), created by the resignation of Judge Wilbur W. Anderson.Qualified applicants must submit the original completed application, one copy to the chair, and one additional copy to each commission member by 5 p.m., April 15.Applications and the list of commission members may be obtained from G. Bart Billbrough, commission chair, 2600 Douglas Road, Suite 902, Coral Gables 33134, telephone (305) 442-2701, fax (305) 442-2801.Bar seeks JNC commissioners T he Board of Governors is seeking applicants for the following vacancies for nominations to be submitted to Gov. Bush on or before June 3: Judicial Nominating Commissions: One lawyer vacancy for each of the 26 JNCs. The Florida Bar must nominate three lawyers for each vacancy to the governor for his appointment. Each appointee will serve a four-year term, commencing July 1. Applicants must be engaged in the practice of law and a resident of the territorial jurisdiction served by the commission to which the member is applying. Applicants must comply with state financial disclosure laws. Commissioners are not eligible for state judicial office for vacancies filled by the JNC on which they sit for two years following completion of their four-year term.Applications must be completed for each vacancy applied for and must be received by mail or fax, (850) 561-5826, no later than 5:30 p.m., Friday, March 21, to the executive director’s office of The Florida Bar. Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of an application. Screening committees of the Board of Governors will review all JNC applications. The committee will then make recommendations to the Board of Governors.Persons interested in applying for any of these vacancies may download the proper application form (there is a specific JNC application) from the Bar’s Web site, www.FLABAR.org, or should call Bar headquarters at (850) 561-5600, ext. 6627, to obtain the application. Completed applications must be received by John F. Harkness, Jr., Executive Director, The Florida Bar, 651 E. Jefferson Street, Tallahassee 32399-2300, by the March 21 deadline.Ninth JNC to fill circuit vacancy Raquel A. Rodriguez The Govenor’s General CounselGov. Jeb Bush is seeking a few good men and women to help him select judges for our state’s courts.There are a total of 26 state judicial nominating commissions: a statewide Supreme Court JNC, five district court of appeal JNCs, and 20 circuit court JNCs. There also is a statewide nominating committee for judges of compensation claims.Judicial nominating commissions play a vital role in our state judicial system. In recommending judicial nominees, the men and women who comprise these JNCs help the governor discharge his constitutional obligation to fill vacancies arising in the trial courts and to appoint judges of the Supreme Court, the district courts of appeal, and the court of compensation claims.On June 30, the terms of three of the members of each of the 26 JNCs will expire. The Florida Bar will have the opportunity to recommend nominees to Gov. Bush to fill one of the rotating vacancies on each JNC. In addition, the governor will appoint two other persons for the remaining vacancies. Each nominee will serve a four-year term, commencing July 1. There also will be vacancies on the statewide nominating commission for judges of compensation claims.Since taking office in 1999, Gov. Bush has appointed 210 judges. Of these judges, 61 are women; 24 are African-American; and 24 are Hispanic. The governor also has sought geographic diversity in his appointments. It is fitting that Florida has a diverse judiciary, given the diversity of our state’s population.Crucial to a diverse judiciary is having diverse nominating commissions throughout every circuit and district of our state. Bringing a variety of perspectives from the legal profession and the public helps our JNCs appreciate the many different qualities that go into being a good judge.Gov. Bush looks for judicial nominees who not only have excellent credentials and integrity but who also understand the role of the judge and bring the panoply of life’s experiences to the bench. His task is not an easy one. It is difficult to make such decisions based only on a written application and a brief interview. While calls and letters from community leaders, peers, and others provide valuable insight, reliance on them is not the same as having first-hand knowledge of the nominee and the local bench and bar. This is where the importance of the JNCs comes in.Members of the JNCs often will know the judicial applicants personally. If they don’t, they probably know someone who does. They also are in the best position to evaluate which are the most important of the many characteristics of a good judge needed in their communities. This intimate familiarity with both the applicant pool and the local community is indispensable. However, unless the JNC represents a cross-section of the entire community, the JNC cannot hope to bring the full breadth of such knowledge into its deliberations.In order to ensure that the JNCs are bringing him the benefit of this knowledge, Gov. Bush has sought to appoint a diverse group of people to the JNCs. This has been easier in some circuits and districts than in others. Consequently, the governor is increasing his outreach efforts to urge members of the Bar who represent the rich diversity of Florida to apply for the upcoming vacancies. As part of this outreach effort, the governor has contacted the local bars and the specialty bars throughout the state to seek their help in expanding the pool of applicants for the JNCs.Preserving a strong, committed, and independent judiciary is our mutual responsibility. reaching out to Florida’s entire legal community, Gov. Bush seeks to share this responsibility more broadly. How to apply for a JNC vacancyAll appointees must reside in the territorial jurisdiction served by the JNC on which the appointee will serve and comply with state financial disclosure laws.During their term in office and for two years thereafter, appointees are not eligible for appointment to any state judicial office for which the JNC has authority to make nominations.The Florida Bar’s application deadline is 5:30 p.m., Friday, March 21. Completed applications must be received by John F. Harkness, Jr., Executive Director, The Florida Bar, 650 Apalachee Parkway, Tallahassee 32399-2300 or by fax at (850) 561-5600. The application can be downloaded from www.flabar.org.Applications for direct appointment by the governor should be faxed or mailed to: Jason Rodriguez, The Governor’s Appointments Office, The Capitol, Tallahassee 32399-0001; fax (850) 488-2183. Instructions and application forms can be obtained from www.oneflorida.org/myflorida/government/governorinitiatives/one_florida/appointments.html or by writing or calling Jason Rodriguez, Governor’s Appointments Office, The Capitol, Tallahassee 32399-0001; (850) 488-2182.For further information, e-mail [email protected] examiners openings available Three attorneys are being sought from the territorial jurisdiction of the First, Third, and Fifth state appellate districts to serve four-year terms on the Statewide Nominating Commission for Compensation Claims Judges, commencing July 1.All applicants must be members of the Bar who are engaged in the practice of law. No attorney who appears before any judge of compensation claims more than four times a year is eligible to serve on the commission, pursuant to Section 440.45(2)(b), F.S. Commissioners are also not eligible for state judicial vacancies filled by the JNC on which they sit for two years following the expiration of their term. Commissioners are subject to Florida financial disclosure laws. Meetings and deliberations are open to the public.Persons interested in applying for these vacancies may download the application from the Bar’s Web site, www.flabar.org, or should contact The Florida Bar at (850) 561-5600, ext. 6802, to obtain the proper application form. Applications may also be obtained by writing Executive Director John F. Harkness, Jr., The Florida Bar, 651 E. Jefferson Street, Tallahassee, 32399-2300.Completed applications must be received no later than the close of business Friday, April 11, 2003. Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of the required application. The Board of Governors will review all applications and may request telephone or personal interviews.Kirkpatrick seeks Bar reinstatement The Board of Governors of The Florida Bar hereby publishes this corrected notice of selected items to be included in its filing of various changes to the Rules Regulating The Florida Bar, favorably recommended by the Board since May 2001 but held for consolidated submission to the Supreme Court on or about April 1.The corrected proposals are extracted and printed below, with further explanation for this additional publication which addresses errors in the original notice appearing in the March 1 News issue. Where necessary, this corrective action was formally ratified by the Bar’s executive committee on March 3, and will still be subject to final court acceptance.A copy of the Bar’s final petition may be requested by contacting the Office of the General Counsel, The Florida Bar, 651 E. Jefferson Street, Tallahassee 32399-2300 or calling (850) 561-5600, ext. 5751.Members who desire to comment on any of the proposed amendments may do so within 30 days of the filing of the Bar’s petition. Comments should be filed directly with the clerk of the Supreme Court of Florida, and a copy must be served on the executive director of The Florida Bar.Rule 1-21.1, Rules Regulating The Florida Bar, governs these proceedings. CHAPTER 4 RULES OF PROFESSIONAL CONDUCT4-1 CLIENT LAWYER RELATIONSHIP*** RULE 4-1.5 FEES AND COSTS FOR LEGAL SERVICES*** (b) Factors to Be Considered in Determining Reasonable Fee and Costs .*** All costs are subject to the test of reasonableness set forth in subdivision (a) above.*** The previously published notice omitted the proposed amendment to 4-1.5(b), as approved by the Board. CHAPTER 10 STANDING COMMITTEE10-4 CIRCUIT COMMITTEES RULE 10-4.1 GENERALLY (a) Appointment and Terms.***Continuous service of a member shall not exceed 3 years 2 consecutive 3-year terms. A member shall not be reappointed for a period of 3 1 year s after the end of the member’s third second term provided, however, the expiration of the term of any member shall not disqualify that member from concluding any investigations pending before that member.*** In rule 10-4.1(a), the previously published notice did not reflect the strikethrough of “third” or the insertion of “second,” as approved by the Board.10-5 COMPLAINT PROCESSING AND INITIAL INVESTIGATORY PROCEDURES*** RULE 10-5.2 DISQUALIFICATION AS ATTORNEY FOR RESPONDENT DUE TO CONFLICT*** (c) Partners, Associates, Employers, or Employees of the Firms of Standing Committee Members, Circuit Committee Members, or Board of Governors Members Precluded From Representing Parties Other Than The Florida Bar. Members of the firms of a board of governors member, standing committee member, or circuit committee member shall not represent any party other than The Florida Bar in UPL proceedings authorized under these rules without the express consent of the board.*** In proposed rule 10-5.2(c), this revised version now includes the addition of the word “committee” between “standing” and “member” that did not appear in the first notice, although it is reflected in all other suggested edits throughout. CHAPTER 14. GRIEVANCE MEDIATION AND FEE ARBITRATION RULE*** RULE 14-1.2 JURISDICTION*** (b) Pending Civil Action. Circuit arbitration committees The program shall not have jurisdiction to resolve disputes involving matters in which a court has taken jurisdiction to determine and award a reasonable fee to a party or that involve fees charged that constitute a violation of the Rules Regulating The Florida Bar, unless specifically referred to the circuit arbitration committee program by the court or by bar counsel , respectively. ***14-2. STANDING COMMITTEE RULE 14-2.1 GENERALLY*** (b) Terms. All members shall be appointed for 3-year terms, each term commencing on July 1 of the year of appointment and ending on June 30 of the third year thereafter. Terms shall be staggered so that one-third of the members of the committee shall be appointed each year. No committee member may serve for more than 2 consecutive full terms.*** With regard to rules 14-1.1 & 14-1.2, the revised legislative formatting of the title entries more accurately reflects that proposed rule 14-1.1 is new matter, and that proposed rule 14-1.2 is derived from current rule 14-1.1. As to proposed rule 14-1.2 (b), this revised version now includes the strikethrough of the words “circuit arbitration committee” that did not appear in the first notice, although it is reflected in all other suggested edits throughout. In rule 14-2.1(b), the original proposal and notice did not correctly reflect amendments intended to effect the appointment of one-third of the committee membership each year, as now shown. CHAPTER 17 AUTHORIZED HOUSE COUNSELSUBCHAPTER 17-1 GENERALLY*** RULE 17-1.4 REGISTRATION a) Filing with The Florida Bar. The following shall be filed with The Florida Bar by an individual seeking to be certified as authorized house counsel:(1) A certificate from an entity governing the practice of law of a each state, territory, or the District of Columbia in which the registrant is licensed to practice law certifying that the registrant:(A) [no change](B) [no change](2) a sworn statement by the registrant that the registrant:(A) [no change](B) submits to the jurisdiction of the Supreme Court of Florida for disciplinary purposes, as defined in chapter 3 of the Rules Regulating The Florida Bar and rule 17-1. 7 6 herein,*** The previously published notice omitted these proposed amendments to rule 17-1.4(a), as approved by the Board. Applications are being sought to fill a Ninth Judicial Circuit vacancy, created by the retirement of Judge Dorothy J. Russell effective May 31.Applicants must have been a member of The Florida Bar for the preceding five years, must be a registered voter, and reside in Orange or Osceola counties.Applications may be obtained from Donald R. Henderson, JNC Chair, Mateer & Harbert, P.A., 225 East Robinson Street, Suite 600, Orlando 32802, phone (407) 425-9044. Applications may also be obtained from The Florida Bar Web site at www.FLABAR.org.An original and nine copies of the completed application, with attached photograph for each copy, must be received by Henderson no later than 5 p.m., March 28.Board to make May appointments The Board of Governors is seeking applicants for the following vacancies to be filled during its May 30 meeting in Key West: ABA House of Delegates: Three lawyers to serve two-year terms commencing August 12, at the conclusion of the ABA Annual Meeting in San Francisco. Applicants must be ABA members. Florida Legal Services, Inc. Board of Directors: Six lawyers to serve two-year terms commencing July 1. This is a 21-member board composed of seven members from client groups and 14 lawyers, 11 of which are appointed by The Florida Bar Board of Governors. Florida Lawyers Assistance, Inc. Board of Directors: Five lawyers to serve three-year terms commencing July 1. The purpose of this 15-member Board of Directors is to assist the legal community in securing counseling and treatment for emotional and chemical dependency problems for lawyers. Florida Patients Compensation Fund: One attorney to serve a four-year term commencing July 1 and expiring on June 30. The purpose of the board is to supervise the operations of the FPCF which provides excess medical malpractice coverage for health care providers.Persons interested in applying for any of these vacancies may download the Application for Special Appointment from the Bar’s Web site, www.flabar.org, or should call Bar headquarters at (850) 561-5600, ext. 6802, to obtain the application form.Completed applications must be received by John F. Harkness, Jr., Executive Director, The Florida Bar, 651 E. Jefferson Street, Tallahassee 32399-2300 no later than 5:30 p.m., Friday, April 25.Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of the required applicati on.Corrected notice: Annual Bar rules proposals Pursuant to Bar Rule 3-7.10, John Evron Kirkpatrick has petitioned the Florida Supreme Court for Bar reinstatement.Kirkpatrick was the subject of two disciplinary suspensions. The first suspension was a 91-day suspension for violation of trust account regulations. The suspension was effective on April 25, 1999. The second suspension was a 180-day suspension for violation of Rules 4-8(c)(d), 4-4.1 and 4-3.3, arising out of Kirkpatrick’s conduct in the resolution of a civil lawsuit in Tampa. The suspension was effective on August 30, 2001.Any persons having knowledge bearing upon Kirkpatrick’s fitness or qualifications to resume the practice of law should contact Randi Klayman Lazarus, Bar Counsel, Suite M-100, 444 Brickell Avenue, Miami 33131, telephone (305) 377-4445.Vazquez seeks Bar reinstatement March 15, 2003 Regular News Pursuant to Rule 3-7.10, Alejandro Jose Vazquez III has petitioned the Florida Supreme Court for Bar reinstatement. Vazquez was the subject of two disciplinary suspensions. The first suspension was a felony suspension for his conviction for bribery. The suspension was effective on May 14, 2000. The second suspension was a three-year suspension for violation of Rules 3-4.3, 3-4.4, 4-8.4(b), 4-8.4(c), 4-8.4 (d) and 4-8.4(e), concerning Vazquez’ failure to promptly provide an adequate and accurate explanation of the circumstances surrounding an overdraft in his trust account, as well as the felony conduct which was the subject of the felony suspension. The suspension was effective on March 31, 2000. Any persons having knowledge bearing upon Vazquez’ fitness or qualifications to resume the practice of law should contact Randi Klayman Lazarus, Bar Counsel, The Florida Bar, Suite M-100, 444 Brickell Avenue, Miami 33131, telephone (305) 377-4445.Jacksonville workers’ comp judge needed Governor seeks JNC applicants
StumbleUpon Submit Racing DiRSG launches LGBT+ awareness module for PRIDE June 25, 2020 Unibet backs #GoRacingGreen as lead racing charity July 28, 2020 UK Racing pushes for drastic levy reforms as deep recession looms August 25, 2020 Share Share Related Articles The British Horseracing Authority (BHA) has confirmed that Atholl Duncan, the current Senior Independent Director of the Board, will take over as Interim BHA Chairman after Steve Harman steps down from the role on 12 November.Atholl’s appointment comes after the recommendation of the BHA’s Nominations Committee, which reports to the BHA Board and contains representatives of the BHA’s members – the Racecourse Association (RCA), and the Racehorse Owners Association, Licensed Personnel and the Thoroughbred Breeders’ Association.Duncan commented on his new role: “It is a great honour for me to be appointed as Chair of the BHA. My immediate focus will be to continue to work closely with everyone across horseracing to shape the right improvements we need to meet the many challenges facing our sport.“I also look forward to supporting and constructively challenging the BHA Executive and the highly dedicated teams across the country who we rely on every day to ensure the smooth running, integrity and welfare of Racing.”An experienced non-executive director in sports organisations, Atholl was a senior executive at the BBC for many years. He spent four years as Director of Corporate Affairs with Scottish Water and since 2011 was Executive Director of ICAS, the professional body of Chartered Accountants. Atholl joined the BHA Board in December 2014.Atholl was also a non-executive director of Sportscotland for nine years, sat on the Scottish Sports Council Trust and the Hibernian Football Club Community Foundation. He has been a regular racegoer for nearly 40 years; is a Trustee of the Caledonian Racing Society; has been an owner in several syndicates; and has horses in training with Lucinda Russell.The appointment is on an ongoing basis with no fixed term while the BHA and its members continue constructive discussion regarding the makeup of the BHA Board and the remit of the Chairman.The BHA Board is meeting for the final time with Steve Harman as chairman in late September, before he formally leaves the post on 12 November.