June 1, 2002 Regular News Notices: The Florida Bar; JNCs Applicants sought for Board of Bar Examiners Lawyer applicants are being sought to fill vacancies on the Florida Board of Bar Examiners.The Board of Governors will be selecting nine nominees for three lawyer vacancies and six nominees for two nonlawyer vacancies at its August 16 meeting. The nominations will then be forwarded to the Supreme Court to fill the five-year terms which are scheduled to commence November 1.Florida Supreme Court rules specify that attorney members of the board 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. Also, law professors or law school trustees are ineligible.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.Persons interested in applying for the vacancies may download the application from the Bar’s Web site at 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 the Executive Director, The Florida Bar, 651 E. Jefferson Street, Tallahassee 32399-2300.Completed applications must be received no later than the close of business Friday, July 12. Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of the required application. A screening committee of the Board of Governors will review all applications and may request telephone or personal interviews. Technology Task Force seeks comments The E-Commerce Subcommittee of the Florida Bar Technology Task Force is requesting comments from lawyers or law firms that have developed digital signatures and/or online transactions in their practice.The Task Force, chaired by Board of Governors member David Welch, is gathering information about e-commerce issues related to the legal profession for later dissemination to members of the Bar.Any comments should be faxed to David Welch at 954/943-2020, e-mailed to email@example.com, or mailed to him at Welch, Finkel & Schuyler, 2401 E. Atlantic Blvd., Ste. 400, Pompano Beach 33062. Applicants sought for workers comp JNC vacancy The Board of Governors is seeking applicants for the following vacancy to be filled during its August 16 meeting: Statewide Nominating Commission for Compensation Claims Judges: One attorney from the territorial jurisdiction of the Fifth DCA (which encompasses the Fifth, Seventh, Ninth, and 18th circuits) to serve an interim vacancy commencing immediately and expiring July 1, 2003. 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 F.S. §440.45(2)(b). 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 the JNC vacancy should contact The Florida Bar at (850) 561-5600, ext. 6802, to obtain the proper application form. Applications also may be obtained by writing the Executive Director, The Florida Bar, 651 E. Jefferson Street, Tallahassee 32399-2300.Completed applications must be received no later than the close of business Friday, July 12. Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of the required application. Applicants sought for jury instruction committee The Florida Supreme Court’s Committee on Standard Jury Instructions in Civil Cases will have two vacancies at the end of 2002.Any lawyer licensed to practice law in Florida and any member of the Florida judiciary may apply for appointment.An application form can be obtained from Gerry Rose, The Florida Bar, 651 E. Jefferson Street, Tallahassee 32399-2300; telephone: (850) 561-5706; fax: (850) 561-5817; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications are to be submitted by July 8 to Judge Chris Altenbernd, Second District Court of Appeal, 801 Twiggs St. #600, Tampa 33602-3554. YLD seeks to fill 11th Circuit seat The Young Lawyers Division is seeking applicants to fill a vacant seat on its Board of Governors representing the 11th Circuit, created by the election of Mark Romance to the office of president-elect designate.The term of office will run for one year beginning June 21. Anyone wishing to fill out the remaining year of this term should send a letter of intent, along with pertinent background information, to Austin Newberry, YLD administrator, The Florida Bar, 651 E. Jefferson Street, Tallahassee 32399-2300.To be considered, letters must be received no later than 5 p.m. June 12. Applicants sought for Brevard judgeship The 18th Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission is now seeking applicants to fill a seat on the Brevard County bench being vacated by Judge Peter Haddad.Applicants must have been a member of the Bar in good standing for the preceding five years, registered voters and reside in territorial jurisdiction of the court.Applications may be obtained from the JNC’s Web site at www.18jnc.com. An original and nine copies of the completed application and attachments must be delivered to: Andrew A. Graham, JNC chair, 10 Suntree Place Melbourne 32940, telephone (321) 253-3405 or Sidney L. Vihlen III, JNC vice chair, 1173 Spring Centre South Boulevard, Suite C, Altamonte Springs 32714, telephone (407) 786-2200, no later than 5 p.m. June 7. Lesperance petitions for Bar reinstatement Pursuant to Rule 3-7.10, Robert Alexander Lesperance has petitioned the Florida Supreme Court for Bar reinstatement.Lesperance was suspended for failing to adequately communicate with clients and for failing to provide diligent representation, for practicing law and representing himself to be in good standing when, in fact, he was dues and CLER delinquent, and for engaging in the practice of law while impaired due to substance abuse.Anyone having knowledge bearing upon Lesperance’s fitness or qualifications to resume the practice of law may contact William Mulligan, Bar Counsel, The Florida Bar, Suite M-100, 444 Brickell Avenue, Miami 33131, telephone (305) 377-4445. Cox petitions for Florida Bar reinstatement Pursuant to Rule 3-7.10, Karen Schmid Cox has petitioned the Florida Supreme Court for Bar reinstatement.Cox was suspended from the practice of law for one year by a Supreme Court order dated May 17, 2001. Subsequently, on January 31, she was suspended for 30 days to run concurrently with the one-year suspension. Cox was suspended for violating the Rules Regulating The Florida Bar relating to prosecutorial misconduct.Anyone wishing to comment on Cox’s petition is requested to contact Debra J. Davis, assistant staff counsel, The Florida Bar, Suite C-49, Tampa 33607.
The Uruguayan Football Association (AUF) announced that almost all of its staff, including coach Oscar Tabarez, have been laid off due to the coronavirus pandemic that has frozen sport worldwide “The executive committee informs that, due to the current health crisis which has brought to a halt all its activities, it is obliged to take a series of tough decisions in order to protect the future functioning of the institution,” the AUF said in a statement on Friday.The main measure was to “send all its staff to collect unemployment insurance” including Tabarez, 73, who has been the coach of the Uruguayan national team since 2006, leading them to a World Cup semi] final and a Copa America title.As well as fulltime staff, the AUF said it is also suspending “all outside contracts in all categories” and was maintaining only “essential” services for the “basic needs of the institution.” According to Uruguayan media, this decision affects nearly 400 people. “In a short time, the ball will start rolling again,” the communique concluded.Uruguayan football, like all public events, was suspended on March 13 “until further notice,” the day the first four cases of coronavirus were confirmed in the country. According to the latest figures announced on Friday, 274 people tested positive in Uruguay.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram
Tottenham defender Benoit Assou-Ekotto has been banned for three games and hit with a Football Association fine after sending Nicolas Anelka a message on Twitter following his controversial ‘quenelle’ gesture last season.Anelka, playing for West Brom at the time, made the gesture having scored against West Ham on December 28 – with the Baggies sacking the striker following their own internal investigation. The gesture was deemed by the FA to have an anti-Semitic element to it.Assou-Ekotto was charged after sending a tweet to Anelka congratulating him on the gesture and, despite the 30-year-old’s denial of wrongdoing, he will now serve a ban and pay a £50,000 fine. 1 Benoit Assou-Ekotto