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first_img March 1, 2004 Regular News DPC continues work on firm breakup rule DPC continues work on firm breakup rule A proposed rule seeking to set guidelines for contacting clients when a lawyer leaves a law firm or a law firm breaks up will receive further study from the Disciplinary Procedure Committee.The Board of Governors did not vote on the measure at its January 30 meeting after the Young Lawyer Division raised objections. Bar President Miles McGrane asked DPC Chair Don Horn to consider the YLD concerns rather than have the entire board get involved in amendments.Horn said the proposal arose from a grievance case that resulted from a lawyer taking some client files when he left the firm. The Bar realized it didn’t have any rules that regulated the breakup of firms or the departure of firm members.So the DPC took up the matter and drafted a proposed Rule 4-5.8, Procedures for Lawyers Leaving Law Firms and Dissolution of Law Firms. (See official notice in the January 1 Bar News. )“We generally describe what the Bar would expect from lawyers who decide to leave a law firm or when the law firm is dissolving, in part to make sure the clients are not harmed and to provide the lawyers with some guidance on what they ought to do,” Horn said. “It pretty much requires lawyers to try to reach some agreement on how things are going to be done. . . and requires them to inform the clients of their options and inform them of any financial consequences of any of the options.”YLD President Mark Romance said the division generally supports the concept of the rule, but has some problems with the way it was drafted.“It prohibits a lawyer who is leaving a law firm from unilaterally contacting a client without trying to negotiate a common communication with the law firm,” he said. “The rule does not prohibit the law firm from contacting the client.”That, he added, could favor the firm.Other problems, he said, are that a discussion on who owns the client file is in a commentary but not in a rule and the rule does not discuss what happens when a lawyer leaves and neither the firm nor the lawyer wants to take a client.On Romance’s first point, Horn said the committee considered that issue, but recognized the client to be a client of the firm, not the lawyer, and so didn’t prohibit contact by the firm. “The rule was to deal with the departing lawyer’s conduct,” he said.On other criticisms, he said the rule was not intended to say who owns a client file because there are contractual relationships and case law that determine ownership. He said what to do if neither the departing lawyer nor the law firm want a client is governed by Rule 4-1.6.Board member Jay White called the rule a good start, but said he agreed with the YLD reservations. McGrane then asked Horn to take the issue back to the DPC.On other matters, the board rejected a DPC recommendation to change Bar policies that would allow a partner or associate of a board member to represent respondents in limited types of Bar grievances. Current rules prevent any member of a governor’s firm from representing anyone in a grievance and prohibits their firm members from the same representations without a board waiver.Horn said the representation could occur only if the board gave a waiver, but other board members said it would create a bad impression.The board voted to reject that recommendation 14-11.The board did approve the DPC recommendation to rewrite several rules to replace the term “disciplinary resignation” with “disbarment by consent.” Horn said the committee was concerned the public would not appreciate that a disciplinary resignation was as serious as a disbarment.The board also approved the DPC recommendation to create a standing board policy that a grievance investigation may be deferred if there was a pending criminal or civil case on the same matter. “The purpose of the rule is to try to keep folks from using the disciplinary process as a substitute for civil proceedings or other remedies,” Horn said.Bar Counsel Tony Boggs said the change should not affect the statute of limitations on handling a grievance because the deadline would be tolled during the court proceedings as the complaint would be filed with the Bar but action on the complaint would be deferred.last_img read more


first_img Share Key PointsCountries advised to contain cases, not overreact and prepare health sectors to save livesGlobal alert raised to ‘very high’Three case scenarios predictedNot just spotlighting travellers as likely carriersHealth surveillance critical for managementAmericas has best surveillance system and highest vaccine coverage for influenzaWeaker health systems carry higher risk of cases32 regional countries able to testPAHO verification teams dispatched to countries with weaker health systemsSpotlight on migrant and internally displaced populations in regionWatch the conference here: https://vimeo.com/pahotv Sharing is caring! 94 Views   no discussions InternationalLifestyleLocalNewsRegional PAHO Director Leads Media Briefing on Covid-19 in Region by: – March 9, 2020 Dr. Carissa F. Etienne, Director of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) and WHO Regional Director for the Americas, and the technical team held an information session on the rapidly evolving situation of COVID-19 in the Region of the Americas and PAHO’s response to this public health emergency of international concern on Friday 6 March.As of 4 March, a total of 119 cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed in eight countries and two French overseas territories: Argentina (1), Brazil (2), Canada (33), Chile (1), Ecuador (7), Mexico (5), Dominican Republic (1), United States (66), Saint Barthelemy (1) and Saint Martin (2). The United States has also reported that 48 tested positive for COVID-19 among those repatriated from Wuhan, China (3) and the Diamond Princess cruise ship (45). A total of nine (9) deaths from COVID-19 have been reported from the Region of the Americas, all of them from Washington State, United State. Dr. Carissa F. Etienne, PAHO Director, was accompanied by Dr. Jarbas Barbosa, Assistant Director, and Dr. Ciro Ugarte, Director of Health Emergencies. Share Tweet Sharelast_img read more


first_imgBOONE, Iowa – The three honorary starters for last-chance Modified features will also assist with the Saturday afternoon, Sept. 10 check presentation to Hope For the Warriors during the IMCA Speedway Motors Super Nationals fueled by Casey’s.Ankeny-based Casey’s General Store, the presentation sponsor for Super Nationals, donates $10 for each heat race won by a Modified, Late Model, Stock Car, Hobby Stock, Northern SportMod, Southern SportMod or Sport Compact driver displaying a Casey’s decal between Sept. 5 and Sept. 9.IMCA will match that amount.Depending on the number of heat races held, Casey’s and IMCA officials will present a check for approximately $5,000 to Hope For The Warri­ors President and CEO Robin Kelleher in front of the flagstand during a break in the Saturday race program.Current or former service members are eligible to be honorary starters. Emails of nomination should be 500 words or less and tell about the nominee and their service to our country, and should be directed to Marketing Director Kevin Yoder at the IMCA home office or [email protected] by noon CST Thursday, Sept. 1.Hope For The Warriors is a national nonprofit organization founded in 2006 that assists post-9/11 service members, their families, and families of the fallen who have sustained physical and psychologi­cal wounds in the line of duty.The official convenience store of IMCA, Casey’s has supported Hope For The Warriors with previ­ous fundraisers, including donations at the 2013, 2014 and 2015 Super Nationals.“The honorary starter program is a way to highlight the contributions and sacrifices some of our loyal race fans have provided our country and we couldn’t be prouder to partner with Casey’s General Store and Hope For The Warriors to recognize these individuals,” Yoder said. “We’ve already met some incredible people and hope to hear more remarkable stories in the coming weeks.”last_img read more


first_imgNotre Dame’s greatest weakness is Trevor Cooney’s strength. But right now, Cooney’s greatest weakness is the sprain that Syracuse team trainer Brad Pike said the guard has in his back.The No. 9 Fighting Irish (24-4, 12-3 Atlantic Coast), which hosts Syracuse (17-10, 8-6) at 8 p.m. on Tuesday in South Bend, Indiana, is the worst team in the ACC at defending 3-pointers. It makes completing the task of beating UND at the Purcell Pavilion — something only No. 2 Virginia has done this year — all the more dependent on Cooney’s health and shooting.“We’re definitely a better team when Trevor’s healthy and on the court with us,” junior forward Michael Gbinije said after SU’s 65-61 loss to Pittsburgh on Saturday. “We still had opportunities to win tonight and didn’t capitalize on them.”On Monday’s ACC coaches’ teleconference, Jim Boeheim said Cooney was likely to play against the Irish.Cooney subbed out on Saturday with 15:17 left in the game. And with about 13 minutes remaining he was behind the Orange bench with Pike, before jogging off to the locker room.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textThere, they tried to loosen up his back, Pike said after the game. Pike also called the injury an “insidious onset.” Boeheim said Cooney’s back had been stiff for a couple days but that the guard said it was all right.He re-entered the game for Kaleb Joseph with 9:19 left and was subbed out for Ron Patterson with 2:24 to play. Cooney didn’t shoot in that span and finished the game 0-for-5 from the field and 0-for-4 from 3. He is now 12-of-52 from the field in the Orange’s last five games and 8-of-38 from beyond the arc in that same span.Cooney said his back hurt and that it did affect his lateral movement, but it didn’t affect his shot in the first half.“It loosened up a little bit today,” Cooney said on Saturday, “just got to keep working on it and getting ready for Tuesday.”Cooney practiced on Sunday, Boeheim said, and the coach said he couldn’t see why the guard wouldn’t practice again later that day.And while Syracuse coped with a combined 20 points from B.J. Johnson and Ron Patterson on Saturday, Cooney will be especially needed against UND.The arc may provide SU’s best chance of victory. Notre Dame allows opponents to shoot an average of 34.8 percent from 3.Cooney has burnt Notre Dame before. He dropped 33 points with 9-of-12 3-point shooting against the Fighting Irish in a 61-55 SU Orange win on Feb. 3 of last year.He faded down the stretch of Syracuse’s late-season collapse last year and has been played even more in this campaign. He’s played 97.5 percent of Syracuse minutes in ACC play and 93 percent of the Orange’s minutes on the season, according to KenPom.com as of Monday afternoon. The latter figure ties him for 10th in the country in percentage of minutes played.He has played a higher percentage of his team’s minutes than any other player in the ACC. Boston College’s Olivier Hanlan is next with 92.6 percent of minutes played for the Eagles. Duke’s Quinn Cook has played in 88.8 percent of the Blue Devils’ minutes, according to KenPom.com.SU players said their roles don’t change with Cooney off the floor. But the game does get harder in that all the other players on a team with an already thin bench have to increase their production.Said senior forward Rakeem Christmas: “When Trev’s out of the game, we all got to step it up.” Comments Published on February 24, 2015 at 12:15 am Contact Jacob: [email protected] | @Jacob_Klinger_ Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more