June 15, 2005 News and Notes

first_imgJune 15, 2005 News and Notes June 15, 2005 News & Notes News and Notes Russell E. Carlisle of Ft. Lauderdale served as the grand marshal of the “Old Guard” (50-year anniversary graduates) of The George Washington University Law School at the Diploma Ceremony May 22 in Washington, D.C. Carlisle received his J.D. from GW in 1955. U.S. District Judge William H. Stafford, Jr., of Tallahassee has been honored with Temple Law Alumni Association’s Len Barrack ’68 Alumni Achievement Award, given for his accomplishments in the legal community. Stafford has served on the federal bench for three decades. Michael S. Orfinger of Upchurch Watson White & Max gave a presentation at the Casualty Injury Claim & Lawsuit Workshop, sponsored by Dynamic Claims Solutions in Altamonte Springs. W. Gary Yeldell collaborated with M. Lee Smith Publishing in producing its recent publication titled “50 Laws in 50 States: An Employer’s Guide” Dr. Oscar J. Franco of Upchurch Watson White & Max Mediation Group in Miami addressed members and guests of the Venezuelan-American Chamber of Commerce of the United States in Miami. His topic was “Corporate Conflict Resolutions – Mediation and Arbitration as an Alternative to Litigation.” Adam S. Tanenbaum of Carlton Fields in Tampa was appointed to the Georgetown National Law Alumni Board as a member from the Southeast. Eric A. Gordon of Arnstein & Lehr’s Boca Raton office presented an employment law and human resources seminar titled, “Recent Changes in Discrimination Law – How Every Florida Employer is Affected.” Neil St. John Rambana of Rambana & Ricci in Tallahassee was given a pro bono award for his contribution of pro bono services to the Legal Aid Foundation of the Tallahassee Bar Association by Florida Supreme Court Justice Barbara Pariente. Nick Jovanovich of Berger Singerman spoke at a National Business Institute seminar on asset protection techniques in Florida. Thomas A. Sadaka of Berger Singerman spoke at the Florida Prosecuting Attorneys Association’s “Internet Predators” seminar. Heather O’Brien of the Orange/Osceola Public Defender’s Office was inducted into the Colorado College’s Athletic Hall of Fame. Rose La Femina of Buchanan Ingersoll in Aventura was a speaker on the topic of estate planning for the nontraditional family during the American Bar Association’s 16th Annual Real Property and Estate Planning Symposia in Washington, D.C. Thomas P. Wert of Carlton Fields in Orlando was re-elected to the board of directors of the Florida Citrus Sports Association. Additionally, Wert was elected vice president/president-elect of the Orange County Bar Association. Jay Carmichael of Gunster, Yoakley & Stewart in Miami was appointed by Gov. Jeb Bush to the Governor’s Advisory Council on Base Realignment and Closure. Joel Hirschhorn of Hirschhorn & Bieber in Coral Gables was elected president of the State Bar of Wisconsin’s Nonresident Lawyers Division. Barry A. Cohen of Cohen, Jayson & Foster in Tampa was honored with a 2005 National Conference for Community and Justice Silver Medallion Humanitarian Award. Lawrence M. Watson, Jr., of Upchurch Watson White & Max Mediation Group addressed members of the Georgia State Bar Association at a seminar titled “Winning at Mediation.” Eric Buermann of Steel Hector & Davis in Miami was appointed by Gov. Jeb Bush as his representative to the Miami River Commission. Harold E. Patricoff, Jr., of Shutts & Bowen in Miami was reappointed to the board of directors of The Jay Malina International Trade Consortium. John Quick of Weiss Serota Helfman Pastoriza Cole & Boniske in Miami published an article titled, “Genetic Discrimination and the Need for Federal Legislation” in the Journal of BioLaw & Business. H. Steven Vogel of Gilbride, Heller & Brown presented a lecture to a group of certified fraud exam candidates at Florida International University. The lecture was titled “Selection and Use of the Expert Witness.” R. Andrew Rock of Buchanan Ingersoll was selected as a recipient of the 2005 Pro Bono Service Award presented by the Hillsborough County Bar Association. Philip DeBerard presented a check for $5,000 to MADD Martin and St. Lucie Counties for educational programs and efforts in conjunction with youth, parents, retailers, and law enforcement to prevent underage drinking. Linda Conahan of Gunster Yoakley in Ft. Lauderdale was been named a trustee member of the 11th Circuit Historical Society. Joseph G. Jarret, county attorney for Polk County, was named “Author of the Year” by the Public Risk Management Association, and has lectured on behalf of the Governor’s Hurricane Conference. Steven Eisenberg of Feldman Gale in Miami was recently honored for his pro bono work by the Dade County Bar Association and the Put Something Back program. J.A. Ziskind of Ziskind & Arvin in Miami was appointed to the Mercy Hospital Foundation Board of Directors and Pan American Hospital’s Board of Directors. Beatrice “Betty” Butchko of Kirkpatrick & Lockhart Nicholson Graham in Miami was elected to the board of directors for the American Red Cross of Greater Miami and the Keys for a three-year term. Abigail Watts-Fitzgerald of Hunton & Williams in Miami was honored with the 2005 Put Something Back Pro Bono Volunteer for the Arts Award for her “outstanding leadership, participation, and commitment to the arts.” Hardy L. Roberts III and Matthew R. Cogburn of Carlton Fields in Tampa spoke at the 2005 Construction Payment Remedies in Florida Seminar in Tampa. Jack Lord of Foley & Lardner was elected to the Orange County Bar Association Legal Aid Society Board of Trustees. Reginald Mombrun, assistant professor of law at Florida A&M University, recently published a lesson plan with the Center for Computer-Assisted Legal Instruction.last_img read more

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U.S. Department of Education to Eliminate ‘Mother,’ ‘Father’ from forms

first_imgChristian Post 11 May 2013The U.S. Department of Education recently announced that it will no longer use the terms “mother”  and “father” when collecting information about a student’s legal parents when  those parents apply for federal student aid. Instead of using the words “mother”  and “father,” the new Free Application for Federal Student Aid form (FAFSA) will  use “Parent 1” and “Parent 2.” The announcement states that the changes to the 2014-2015 federal student aid  form “more accurately and fairly assess students’ need for aid” and that  “Gender-specific terms fail to capture income and other information from one  parent when a student’s parents are in a same-sex marriage under state law but  not federally recognized under the Defense of Marriage Act.”http://www.christianpost.com/news/department-of-education-to-eliminate-mother-father-from-federal-student-aid-forms-95679/last_img read more

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Other Sports Abhinav Bindra releases video to inspire young athletes

first_imgNew Delhi: In a bid to inspire the youth to aim for gold in the upcoming Asian Games and 2020 Olympics, India’s only individual Olympic champion Abhinav Bindra has released a video to commemorate the 10th anniversary of his historic gold-winning performance.The video, produced by JetSynthesys, captures the highlights of the ace shooter’s successful journey, becoming an icon in the world of sports.“You made me who I am. Now you inspire a billion others. I am cheering for the sportsmen and women of India to get our next #GoldforIndia #Olympics #TheGoldTurns10 #HappyBirthdayGold #Tokyo2020 #2YearstoGo,” Bindra tweeted.The 35-year-old, who has been appointed to the International Olympic Committee’s prestigious Athletes’ Commission, said support needs to be given to athletes not only when they become stars but when they work towards their goals.“What makes winning truly worth it, is the journey, the hard work, determination, sacrifices and perseverance. We have so much of budding talent in our country, I hope this video inspires many to follow suit and aim for Gold in both the Asian Games as well as the Olympics,” he added.“10 years ago, Abhinav began a revolution for Indian sportspersons to become champions of their sport. This video is more than just a tribute to Abhinav’s efforts, it’s an inspiration to emerging young talent in India to focus on their goals and win #GoldForIndia in the years to come!” MD & CEO, JetSynthesys, said Rajan Navani. For all the Latest Sports News News, Other Sports News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.last_img read more

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