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May 15, 2004 Notices

first_imgMay 15, 2004 Notices May 15, 2004 Regular News Pursuant to Rule 2.01(d) of the Local Rules of the United States for the Middle District of Florida, effective May 15 notice is hereby given of an annual renewal fee and an increase in attorney fee for admission and membership in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida. All attorneys admitted to practice in the Middle District of Florida pursuant to the conditions prescribed in Rule 2.01, Local Rules of the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida, are required to pay to the clerk an admission fee of $65, and an annual renewal fee of $10 for each year after admission. All existing members of the Middle District Bar, as of May 15, do not have to pay the increased admission fee, but shall be required to pay annual renewals. All attorneys admitted to specially appear in a case pursuant to Rule 2.02, Local Rules of the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida, are required to pay a special admission fee of $10 per case.15th JNC seeks judicial applicants A number of times and locations for judicial campaign conduct forums scheduled May 24-28 have been changed. The forums, sponsored by the Florida Supreme Court and The Florida Bar Board of Governors, in conjunction with the Judicial Ethics Advisory Committee and the state’s trial court chief judges, cover requirements imposed upon candidates for judicial office by Canon 7 of Florida’s Code of Judicial Conduct and the Rules Regulating The Florida Bar. The forums will be conducted in all judicial circuits in which there will be contested judicial elections. The following judicial campaign conduct forums, previously listed in the April 30 News, have had some changes in time and/or location. • Sixth Circuit, Friday, May 28, 1 p.m., Pinellas County Criminal Justice Center, Courtroom #1 – Fourth Floor, 14250 49th Street N., Clearwater 33762. • Eighth and Third circuits, Tuesday, May 25, 1 p.m., Alachua County Courthouse, Criminal Justice Center, Jury Assembly Area, 220 S. Main Street, Gainesville, 32601. • 11th and 16th circuits, Monday, May 24, 1 p.m., Dade County Courthouse, Courtroom 4-2, 73 West Flagler St., Miami 33130. • 13th Circuit, Tuesday, May 25, 1 p.m., 800 East Twiggs St., Judicial Conference Room, 6th Floor, Tampa 33602. The forums will emphasize the importance of integrity and professionalism among candidates for judicial office and the consequent impact of campaign conduct on public trust and confidence in the judicial system. The presentations will further impress upon candidates and others in the community the seriousness with which the Supreme Court and the Bar view any abuse of the election process, according to a press release from the court. Questions regarding the forums may be directed to Susan Leseman or Cathy Brockmeier, Office of the State Courts Administrator, (850) 922-5079. names its board Pursuant to Rule 3-7.10, Richard Earl Trapp has petitioned the Florida Supreme Court for Bar reinstatement. Pursuant to an order of the Supreme Court, Trapp was suspended from the practice of law for three years, effective May 22, 2001, for intentionally converting clients funds for his own benefit; commingling attorney and client funds; engaging in a conflict of interest by advancing financial assistance to clients; failing to comply with the Rules Regulating Trust Accounts; and for engaging in conduct involving dishonesty, fraud, deceit, or misrepresentation. Anyone having knowledge bearing upon Trapp’s fitness or qualifications to resume the practice of law should contact Kenneth H.P. Bryk, Bar Counsel, The Florida Bar, 1200 Edgewood Dr., Orlando 32804-6314, telephone (407) 425-5424.Some judicial candidate forums dates amended Bar reinstatement Five attorneys, a metropolitan city mayor, and two business executives have been named to the board of trustees of the University of Florida Levin College of Law Center Association. Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer, business executives W. Michael Heekin of Atlanta and Lawton “Bud” Chiles III of Orlando, and attorneys Ladd H. Fassett and J. Thomas Cardwell, Orlando; Gene K. Glasser, Hollywood; Michael D. Min Ft. Pierce; and F. Wallace Pope Jr., Clearwater, each will serve a five-year term on the board of the law school’s major private financial and administrative services organization. They join with approximately 50 other executives throughout the state and Southeast in overseeing the 95-year-old law school’s facilities and programs needs. The association helped raise more than $20 million toward the school’s library expansion and new classroom facilities construction now underway, and is instrumental in helping the college fulfill its teaching, research, and service mission. • J. Thomas Cardwell is chair and CEO of Akerman Senterfitt, a Florida-based firm with more than 400 attorneys in eight Florida cities and Washington, D.C. He is a past chairman of the Orange County Housing Finance Authority • Lawton “Bud” Chiles III is chair of Florida Capital, a coastal property company. • Buddy Dyer, a three-term member of the Florida Senate starting in 1992 and Senate Democratic Leader for three years, was elected mayor of Orlando in February, 2003. • Ladd H. Fassett helped found the Orlando firm of Fasset Anthony & Taylor, P.A., and is a former president of The Florida Bar’s Young Lawyers Division. • Gene K. Glasser of Abrams Anton, P.A., Hollywood, specializes in estate planning and administration, and tax law. • Atlanta businessman W. Michael Heekin was founding chief operating officer of WebMD, a company that delivers Internet-based medical information and services to healthcare providers and consumers. • Michael D. Minton of the Treasure Coast office of the Dean Mead Minton & Zwemer business law firm, is past vice chair of the governing board of the South Florida Water Management District. • F. Wallace Pope Jr., is a senior member of the Tampa Bay firm of Johnson Pope Bokor Ruppel & Burns, LLP and a former member of The Florida Bar Board of Governors. advanced directive meetings U.S. Middle District ups its fees puts on Goodwill Gathering The Florida Bar’s Committee on Relations with CPAs has organized its first Miami-Dade County Goodwill Gathering to be held at the Miami City Club June 3. The Florida Bar Committee on Relations with Certified Public Accountants strives to create a forum to develop and exchange ideas concerning issues affecting both professions. The committee also functions as a source of information to members of The Florida Bar in matters related to certified public accountants. The Goodwill Gathering wine and cheese reception will be hosted by Merrill Lynch and is being co-sponsored by the Dade County Bar Association, the Florida Institute of CPAs Miami-Dade County and Miami-Downtown Chapters, and the Florida Association of Attorney-CPAs. The event will take place from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. Parking is complimentary for the first 100 individuals to RSVP. “Our Goodwill Gatherings present a unique opportunity for attorneys and CPAs interested in working with each other to meet and exchange referrals on an informal basis,” said Eduardo “Ed” Arista, an attorney and CPA in Coral Gables who is chairing the event. For more information or to RSVP, visit www.AristaLaw.com.Florida law center The Florida Bar Elder Law Section is joining with the Department of Elder Affairs Statewide Public Guardianship to conduct free advance directives workshops at various locations throughout the state. The workshops will take place during the month of May, traditionally known as Elder Law Month, and are designed to educate groups of 50-100 people on advance directives. These presentations will run approximately one hour long with a brief question and answer period to follow. Topics of discussion will include: • What is an advance directive? • How advance directives assure that your preferences for medical treatment will be honored. • How to designate someone to make your medical decisions in the event you become incapacitated and are unable to do so. • Resources for creating advance directives. Presenters for these workshops will be elder law attorneys from Elder Law Section. In addition to the general public, social workers, geriatric care mangers, hospital case managers, support coordinators, and other health care professionals who deal with the elder and handicapped populations are encourage to attend. “With increased public awareness of the need for advance directives, due to the high profile Schiavo case last year, the Elder Law Section of The Florida Bar believes that these educational workshops will deliver an important and timely message,” said section Chair Stephanie L. Schneider. Relations with CPAs panel Miami attorney Benedict P. Kuehne has won a runoff race for an 11th Circuit seat on The Florida Bar Board of Governors. Kuehne defeated William Aaron 1,307 to 844 in results that were certified on April 23 in the contest for Seat 7 in the 11th Circuit. The two led a field of 10 in the March balloting, and runoff ballots were mailed around April. Kuehne will be sworn in, along with other new and returning board members, at next month’s Annual Meeting in Boca Raton.Trapp petitions for The 15th Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission is now accepting applications to fill a circuit bench opening created by the retirement of Judge Mary E. Lupo. Applicants must be a member of the Bar in good standing for the preceeding five years, registered voters, and reside in Palm Beach County. Application packages are available at the law libraries of the main West Palm Beach and the South County courthouses, at the information desks of the North County and Belle Glade (West County) courthouses, and at the Palm Beach and the South Palm Beach bar associations. An application (without the letter of instruction) is available on the Bar’s Web site at www.flabar.org. Applicants are encouraged to read the letter of instruction that accompanies the application. Applications must be received at the Palm Beach County Bar Association, 1601 Belvedere Road, Suite 302E, West Palm Beach 33406 by 5 p.m., May 19. Interviews will be held during the week of June 7.Kuehne wins Miami runoff Elder Law Section conductslast_img read more

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Florent Malouda joins Egyptians Wadi Degla

first_imgEgyptian side Wadi Degla have signed former France international and ex-Chelsea midfielder Florent Malouda.The 35-year-old joins from Indian Super League side Delhi Dynamos, where he had been since August 2015.He has signed a contract until the end of the season and teams up with fellow Frenchman Patrice Carteron, who became the club’s manager earlier in January.Malouda spent most of his career at French giants Lyon and Chelsea, winning four consecutive Ligue 1 titles with the former.The 35-year-old had his fair share of success at Stamford Bridge as well after winning the UEFA Champions League in 2012, among other honours such as one Premier League title and three FA Cups.The midfielder, who racked up 228 appearances and scored 45 goals for Chelsea, spent a hefty six seasons in West London.Malouda left Chelsea in 2013 for Turkish outfit Trabzonspor, but his spell there only lasted a season and so he returned to France with Metz. He then surprised many in July 2015 when he linked up with Indian outfit Delhi Dynamos and the midfielder has now added another team to his CV, by moving out to Egypt.–Follow Joy Sports on Twitter: @JoyFMSports. Our hashtag is #JoySportslast_img read more

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