first_img January 15, 2017 Gary Blankenship Senior Editor Regular News Bar board puts a wrap on Vision 2016 Senior Editor The Bar Board of Governors has acted on the last recommendations from the Vision 2016 commission, including reaffirming that nonlawyers should not own law firms in Florida and considering a liaison representing law schools on the board. The board voted on the final 11 proposals — most of which were to accept commission recommendations not to act on various issues — at its December meeting in Clearwater. Over the past year or so, the board has considered several recommendations from Vision 2016 and its four subgroups. Most notably it approved a suggestion, since adopted by the Supreme Court, to raise the Bar’s CLE requirement from 30 to 33 hours each three years with the extra three credits devoted to technology issues. Related to that issue, the board created a board-level Technology Committee and also a Standing Committee on Technology. The board unanimously rejected a suggestion by the Vision 2016 subgroup on Bar Admissions to establish reciprocity with other states after Bar members expressed overwhelming opposition to that idea. Vision 2016 was “a concept to study the future of the practice of law in Florida and was transformed into action,” said board member Jay Cohen, who served as administrator of the commission. He noted the commission had four subgroups: legal education, bar admissions, technology, and access to legal services. “The study and recommendations were met with appreciation in some ways and in other ways were absolutely disdained,” he added. “It engaged our Bar in consideration of the practice of law today and in the future.” The remaining items acted on by the board in December were lower profile, and the board’s action was necessary to wind up the commission’s work. Two were referred to the board’s Program Evaluation Committee for further study. One item is having a permanent body, perhaps through revamping the Student Education and Admissions to the Bar Committee, to work with the board on legal education matters. The second is to have a law school position on the board. The board already has nonvoting ex-officio members representing government lawyers, the Cuban American Bar Association, the Florida Association for Women Lawyers, the Tampa Hispanic Bar Association, and the Virgil Hawkins Florida Chapter of the National Bar Association. On all remaining matters, the board endorsed Vision 2016’s recommendation not to take any action. Those matters included the so-called “Katrina rule,” which would allow out-of-state lawyers to temporarily open offices in Florida to serve their home-state clients following a natural disaster, allowing lawyers licensed in other countries to practice pro hac vice in Florida, and adopting additional rules relating to conflicts, fees, and training for lawyers who have limited-scope representation contracts with clients. On the latter issue, the commission concluded existing Bar rules are sufficient. Aside from those issues, the board, at a different part of the meeting, acted on two other recommendations that stemmed from Vision 2016: approving a rule to allow lawyer spouses of military personnel stationed in Florida to practice in the state under certain conditions and asking the Professional Ethics Committee to prepare an ethics opinion on Bar members splitting fees with out-of-state lawyers who may work for law firms with nonlawyer owners. Earlier recommendations from Vision 2016 include: • Limiting the number of subjects covered on the bar exam to allow law students to focus more on practical experiences, such as working in legal clinics. The Florida Board of Bar Examiners has formed a committee to conduct a review of subjects tested on the bar exam. • Approving a rule amendment allowing foreign lawyers to be certified as Authorized House Counsel. • Preparing and completing an e-etiquette handbook now on the Bar’s website. • Having a Florida Bar Journal issue devoted to technology, which was done in January 2016. Additionally, Vision 2016 stimulated a larger discussion on how the legal profession would deal with a changing legal marketplace, being transformed by technology and companies that seek to sell legal forms to consumers and also link consumers with lawyers for certain legal problems. Bar board puts a wrap on Vision 2016last_img read more

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first_imgAlltech Automotive has announced the hiring of Alan Brandt for the position of national sales manager – retail markets. In this new position, Brandt will be responsible for Alltech Automotive’s retail aftermarket sales channel, and will provide secondary support to Alltech’s other sales channels as needed. Brandt will report directly to Nancy Xie, Alltech’s CEO. AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement“Alan brings a wealth of retail sales experience to Alltech Automotive’s fastest-growing market. We are confident he will accelerate this growth and open many new opportunities. Alan will be a great addition to the ever-growing Alltech team,” said Xie.Brandt brings more than 17 years of automotive aftermarket retail sales experience, including positions at Philips Automotive Lighting and Winner International, where he managed every major national account. Brandt is a graduate of The Ohio State University, and will work out of his home in Farmington Hills, Michigan.last_img read more

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first_imgFacebookTwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享The Senate Labor & Commerce Committee took more than four and a half hours of public testimony on the House’s proposed income tax bill last night (Tuesday), hearing comments like… “I’m urging you not to compromise with the spend-crazy House that refuses to make one single cut. Do not succumb to the tantrums of our Governor that has opened offices in Houston on Tokyo for his ‘pipe’ dream of session.I know several people here that own small businesses. I see their struggles every day.For the past three years, students have been watching as their class sizes get bigger and services have been reduced. That’s why I’m asking you to pass a comprehensive fiscal plan that includes a broad-based revenue measure like HB 115.Science says any increase in taxes reduces growth. We’re in a recession. That is going to affect the Anchorage economy immediately.” Debate continues as the Democrat-led House and Republican-led Senate are yet to compromise on budget cuts or the proposed tax. Both bodies agree there must be some use of the Permanent Fund’s earnings.center_img The Senate Majority has vowed it will not pass an income tax bill this year. They claim that the 110-person Tax Division needed to administer the new tax would add at least 60 new positions, with immediate start-up costs estimated at $14 million.last_img read more

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first_img 6. Nigel Quashie: Portsmouth to Southampton (January 2005) – Harry Redknapp had left Portsmouth for Southampton in December 2004 with the Saints battling relegation. He then paid his former employer £2.1m for Quashie, who upon signing said: “I am certain we will stay up – I would not have come here if I had any doubts about that, but we need to get a few results quickly.” Southampton finished bottom of the Premier League and Quashie was sold a year later. 8 8. Ricardo Rocha: Benfica to Tottenham (January 2007) Now click the arrow above to count down seven more shocking January transfer window signings! – Every club has signed a stinker or two but there are some terrible signings who make themselves truly stand out. Rocha was a truly terrible defender. In his second appearance, a north London derby League Cup semi-final, a calamitous slip gifted Arsenal a second goal in an eventual 3-1 loss and in total, the £3.3m signing played 14 times for Spurs and left in 2009. 2. Andy Carroll: Newcastle to Liverpool (January 2011) – How many goals does £35m buy you? It brought Liverpool a total of 11 in 58 games before he left for West Ham permanently in 2013 having been on loan at Upton Park for the 2012/13 campaign. Injury prevented him from making his first appearance in red until March and his first goals for the club came in a 3-0 win against Man City a month later. He did score a late winner against Everton in the FA Cup semi-final, though. 1. Fernando Torres: Liverpool to Chelsea (January 2011) – Torres says his time at Chelsea was a success having won the FA Cup, Champions League and Europa League, but with 20 Premier League goals in three years following a £50m transfer it really wasn’t. He was loaned to Milan in the summer, who made the move permanent and then immediately sent him to Atletico Madrid on loan. 8 5. Georgios Samaras: Heerenveen to Man City (January 2006) – City shelled out £6m for the Greece international, but he found first team spots hard to come by. His eight goals in two years, combined with accusations of lacking the required work-rate to be a hit, led to him joining Celtic in 2008. He became a fan favourite and, bizarrely, didn’t look out of place in the Champions League against the likes of Barcelona. January’s transfer window leaves football clubs with just a month to fix the problems within their teams. It leave open the possibility of mistakes being made and rubbish being bought. Chairmen will panic and deals will be rushed.Every supporter will be able to reel off a club flop and here, talkSPORT looks at eight of January’s worst signings. Click the arrow to see the players and let us know who your club’s biggest January flop is.For all the latest transfer news click here. 4. Afonso Alves: Heerenveen to Middlesbrough (January 2008) – Alves was hugely prolific in the Netherlands at Heerenveen, scoring 45 goals in 38 games, which contributed to Boro paying around £12.5m. However, in the Premier League he managed just four goals all season in the 2008/09 season, which saw the club relegated and he left for Qatar club Al-Sadd in 2009. 8 8 8 8 8 7. Kim Kallstrom: Spartak Moscow to Arsenal (January 2014) – There is a case to include Arsenal’s other January flops, Jose Reyes and Andrey Arshavin, both of whom arrived for big money but Kallstrom’s move was worse. At least the aforementioned duo can look back on a few personal highlights. Kallstrom signed on loan from Spartak Moscow hours before the close of the transfer window but was ruled out for six weeks with a back injury and started just once in his short stay. 3. Chris Samba: Anzhi to QPR (January 2013) – “Chris is just what we needed, he’s a monster,” manager Harry Redknapp claimed following the £12.5m transfer. QPR were eventually relegated and Samba was sold back to Anzhi six months later for the same price. “I wasn’t 100 per cent fit during my time at the club,” he said after leaving. “So I couldn’t give my best to the club and the fans who deserved better.” Money well spent then… 8last_img read more

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first_imgManchester United Pogba on crutches as Man Utd star faces up to six weeks out injured Last updated 2 years ago 15:26 14/9/2017 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(3) Paul Pogba Manchester United 2017 Getty Images Manchester United Paul Pogba Premier League The France international picked up a hamstring injury in Champions League action against Basel and could now be missing for up to six weeks Paul Pogba’s hamstring injury has left him on crutches, with the Manchester United midfielder expected to be sidelined for up to six weeks.The France international lasted less than 20 minutes of the Red Devils’ Champions League clash with Basel on Tuesday before being forced from the field.Man United 11/1 Champions League winner Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘I’m getting better’ – Can Man Utd flop Fred save his Old Trafford career? Why Barcelona god Messi will never be worshipped in the same way in Argentina Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Having hobbled out of European action, the 24-year-old has revealed on social media that he is currently unable to walk unaided.HOW LONG IS POGBA INJURED FOR?Jose Mourinho admitted after the Basel game, which United won 3-0, that he expected Pogba to be sidelined for “a few weeks”.The in-form midfielder underwent scans on Wednesday and it is suggested that he will be out of action for at least a month, but potentially up to six weeks.WHAT GAMES WILL POGBA MISS?He is almost definitely going to sit out Premier League meetings with Everton, Southampton and Crystal Palace.He will also be missing for a Carabao Cup tie with Burton Albion and a Champions League trip to CSKA Moscow.As well as missing important domestic and European fixtures, Pogba is also set to be absent from France’s crucial 2018 World Cup qualifiers against Bulgaria and Belarus in early October.If he is to sit out six weeks of competition, then his participation in a heavyweight meeting with Liverpool at Anfield on October 14 will also be in doubt.That news will come as a blow to United, who have seen Pogba open the 2017-18 campaign in some style.He already has two goals to his name and was selected as the Red Devils’ Player of the Month for August.last_img read more

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