December 1, 2005 Regular News Lawmaker advocates mandatory membership Gary Blankenship Senior Editor and Mark D. Killian Managing Editor A special committee studying the possibility of regulating paralegals has voted to recommend that the Board of Governors of The Florida Bar create a new paralegal section, with voluntary membership. But a state representative who serves on the committee called that inadequate and has reintroduced a bill for mandatory regulation of paralegals.The panel also appointed a subcommittee to determine membership standards for the section and the composition of the initial governing body.The November 11 decision to seek a voluntary section came on an 8-6 vote after extensive discussion, and with six members of the panel absent.That recommendation “disappointed” Rep. Juan Zapata, R-Miami, who – along with another representative and two senators – had introduced legislation last year setting up a state paralegal regulatory board, but didn’t push the bills after the Bar agreed to create the Special Committee to Study Paralegal Regulation and report back before the 2006 legislative session.Zapata said making membership in a paralegal section voluntary “would defeat the whole purpose” and said the committee “missed a great opportunity” to bring about meaningful change.“I have decided that based on the outcome of that meeting — and in my view the lack of satisfactory progress on the issue — I’ve gone ahead and filed the bill,” said Zapata.Zapata, however, said he is still hopeful the Board of Governors will override the committee’s recommendation and make section membership mandatory for anyone who wants to call themselves a paralegal.“We just wanted clarification of who can call themselves paralegals,” Zapata said, noting that he still believes the best place for paralegal regulation is within the structure of the Bar because paralegal work was has become such an important component of the legal system.“I think that is where the paralegals want to be and the lawyers would be most comfortable it be,” Zapata said. “That is why I was so disappointed to see the committee’s direction was not positive.”Committee member John Hume, a former member of the Bar Board of Governors, made the motion to recommend to the board the creation of a voluntary paralegal section.Committee Chair Ross Goodman said the close vote is deceptive.“Some of the six were opposed to any regulation at all and some of the six were opposed because they wanted regulation to be mandatory,” he said.But he said the recommendation is not a middle road so much as a first step.“We were given a short time frame to work with,” Goodman said. “There are a lot of complex issues that need to be addressed. This committee, with the time frame we had and the resources we had, was not equipped to deal with them.. . . “Once that section is set up, then you’re going to have the mechanism to address each of those issues over a long period of time and collect the data that’s necessary.”Those issues include, he said, that if paralegals are required to be certified, what are the proper certification standards, and what kind of disciplinary system would be needed. Other issues include what to do if lawyers use employees as paralegals but give them other titles such as legal assistants or document preparers, could lawyers charge fees for paralegal work only if those paralegals were regulated or admitted to a mandatory section, and what to do if a lawyer charges for paralegal labor for work that is really part of the lawyer’s overhead. Goodman said the latter issue was raised by an administrative law judge who testified at the committee’s public hearing in October.“If we met for two months straight without a break, we might be able to get resolution on these issues,” Goodman said. “This way, we’ve got the organization in a section that can address the problems and take them on in an orderly, rational, and thoughtful approach.”Debate at the committee meeting included arguments that membership should be mandatory, that paralegals are different because their services are used by attorneys and not rendered directly to the public, that a section could lead to certification through the Bar’s Board of Legal Specialization and Education, and that creating a section would lend credibility to the paralegal profession.The committee also voted 9-1, with three abstentions, to set up a subcommittee of two lawyers and two paralegals to study who would qualify for section membership and the composition of the initial governing body. Hume was named to chair that panel, and other members are attorney Susan Demers who is a paralegal educator and paralegals Karen McLead and Tana Stringfellow.The subcommittee is set to circulate its recommendations to the full committee by December 7 and the committee will meet again on December 9. Goodman said if the committee doesn’t finish its work at that meeting, it will when it meets again at the Bar’s Midyear Meeting in Miami.The committee, before taking its vote, discussed a letter from Julius Zschau, chair of the Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section. Zschau said the section opposed mandatory regulation of paralegals, saying lawyers train their staff appropriately, and even those who have taken paralegal courses in college may need additional specialized instruction. He also said that Bar rules appropriately govern the use of paralegals.“We would oppose a mandatory system of regulation which would limit who we may employ and how we may bill the services of those employees within the restrictions of the Rules Regulating the Florida Bar,” Zschau wrote. “.. . Regulations, which establish a cumbersome and expensive bureaucracy, increase the cost of legal services, restrict the attorney’s ability to manage his or her own staff and are counterproductive and anticompetitive.”Zapata said he thinks the committee looked at the issue of paralegal regulation “through the lens of fear and maintaining the status quo.” He noted it was paralegal organizations themselves who initiated the study of regulation as way for paralegals who have obtained “through their work, experience, and training” a higher standard of professionalism to set themselves apart from others who would just call themselves paralegals.“I remain optimistic that the Board of Governors and the Bar will grab this bull by the horns and get something [done] that is right for everybody,” Rep. Zapata said.Zapata refiled the same bill that the senators and representatives drafted last year. (HB 395)The bill, called the Paralegal Profession Act, defines a paralegal as someone “who is employed or retained by a licensed attorney, law office, governmental agency, or other entity, and who performs substantive legal work for which a licensed attorney is responsible that, absent the paralegal, the licensed attorney would perform.”Alternatively, according to the bill, the paralegal is “[a] person who is. . . authorized by local, state, or federal statute, rules of court, or administrative rules to perform substantive legal work without the supervision of a licensed attorney.”The bill prohibits disbarred attorneys and felons from being paralegals, creates a 15-member paralegal board (with 10 paralegals, three educators, one lawyer, and one public member), sets training and education standards, and would make it a third degree felony to hold yourself out as a paralegal without meeting the requirements of the board or falling within one of the exemptions. The bill does not grant a paralegal license. Panel wants Bar section for paralegals Panel wants Bar section for paralegals
Brown continued, “Somebody [who] can buy my drinks, my food, my coffee. I like coffee dates. I’m more into that. I think, like, a surfing date would be fun. Skateboarding? I don’t know. I just want it to be very relaxed.”The Alabama native revealed that she had three dates lined up with guys she met through a dating app. For her first outing, she played paddle tennis with a guy that she ultimately “ditched.” She then enjoyed a casual skateboarding date with an “attractive” and “really smart” guy, but she didn’t feel a “spark.” On her final date, she grabbed a bite with a “really sweet” man. Though she noted that it was “going good,” she recognized that he was “not my guy” and that there was “no connection.”Brown never specified what dating app she was using, but she said she has “matched with some really cute guys” through the service. She additionally acknowledged that “dating hasn’t always worked out” for her in the past, but she believes that “this will be good” for her.- Advertisement – Brown and Cameron briefly quarantined together alongside pals in March, but they have both denied reconciliation rumors. “We need to learn how to be friends. You know what I mean? Like, we struggled, you know, with our relationship and trying to figure out what it is,” he told Us Weekly exclusively last month. “We’re in a great place right now with each other and it’s great to be able to hang out, you know, grab dinner, it’s fun.”The Dancing With the Stars champion recently tried to put herself out there by leaving a note with her phone number on it for a “beautiful specimen of a human” she walked by. She joked that they will maybe show the message to their kids and grandchildren someday.Listen to Here For the Right Reasons to get inside scoop about the Bachelor franchise and exclusive interviews from contestants Getting back out there! Hannah Brown knows exactly what she is looking for in a relationship as she joins the dating world again.“I want a man, not a boy who just has their crap together, can be a rock and be, like, super supportive of me,” the 26-year-old said in a YouTube video posted on Wednesday, November 11. “But also, right now, it doesn’t really matter. I just want a cute guy to hang out with and take me on a date. It’s expensive out here.”Hannah Brown YouTube- Advertisement – “I’m like, you know what? This is the time to have some good old mask fun,” she continued. “There’s no pressure for anything because of the world that we live in right now. I mean, I’m not gonna just frickin’ start macking on you. I don’t know you. So, it just kind of, like, gives that good boundary, I think, that I’m in full support of right now in my life.”Hannah Brown YouTubeBachelor Nation is no stranger to Brown’s ups and downs in dating. After being sent home by Colton Underwood on The Bachelor in 2019, she became the Bachelorette for season 15. During her Bachelorette journey, she shut down criticism from former suitor Luke Parker after getting intimate with fellow contestant Peter Weber. She also got engaged to Jed Wyatt, who was accused of joining the show with a secret relationship back home. (Wyatt, 26, claimed to have ended the relationship before meeting Brown.)Brown asked out runner-up Tyler Cameron on a date after breaking off her engagement with Wyatt. However, after briefly reconnecting, the 27-year-old Barkitecture host began a nearly two-month fling with Gigi Hadid.- Advertisement – – Advertisement –
Thomas Partey is keen on joining Arsenal (Picture: Getty)Atletico Madrid star Thomas Partey is seeking an annual salary of £10.4million-a-year in order to join Arsenal this summer. The Ghanian midfielder is keen on a move to the Emirates but the Gunners are unwilling to activate a €50m (£45m) release clause in the 27-year-old’s contract.Instead, Arsenal have offered the likes of Alexandre Lacazette and Matteo Guendouzi in part-exchange for the Ghana international but Atletico have rejected the offers and insist they will keep the midfielder unless his release clause is met.Arsenal therefore have to decide if they can fund the £45m fee for Partey but another consideration is the Ghanaian’s wage demands.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTAccording to the Athletic, Partey wants a weekly salary of £200,000-a-week which would make him one of the highest earners at the club. Partey wants to become one of Arsenal’s highest earner (Credits: EPA)Mesut Ozil, 31, is the club’s current highest earner on around £350,000-a-week but the club are desperate to get him off the wage bill as he’s deemed surplus to requirements by Mikel Arteta.Another element to factor into Arteta’s wish to sign Partey is the £250,000-a-week deal that Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is seeking to stay at the club.The Gunners announced 55 redundancies last week and posted an operating loss in February before the coronavirus pandemic hit to force football into suspension. Arteta is under pressure to balance the books and the club have put a raft of players up for sale this summer in order to compensate for a fourth season outside the Champions League.Ozil, Guendouzi, Sead Kolasinac, Rob Holding and Ainsley Maitland-Niles are all up for sale. MORE: Real Madrid in U-turn over Dani Ceballos stay at Arsenal Thomas Partey seeking £200,000-a-week wages to complete Arsenal transfer Advertisement Comment Advertisement Metro Sport ReporterTuesday 11 Aug 2020 7:40 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link13.6kShares
The American College of Pediatricians urges educators and legislators to reject all policies that condition children to accept as normal a life of chemical and surgical impersonation of the opposite sex. Facts – not ideology – determine reality.Human sexuality is an objective biological binary trait: “XY” and “XX” are genetic markers of health – not genetic markers of a disorder. The norm for human design is to be conceived either male or female. Human sexuality is binary by design with the obvious purpose being the reproduction and flourishing of our species. This principle is self-evident. The exceedingly rare disorders of sexual differentiation (DSDs), including but not limited to testicular feminization and congenital adrenal hyperplasia, are all medically identifiable deviations from the sexual binary norm, and are rightly recognized as disorders of human design. Individuals with DSDs do not constitute a third sex.No one is born with a gender. Everyone is born with a biological sex. Gender (an awareness and sense of oneself as male or female) is a sociological and psychological concept; not an objective biological one. No one is born with an awareness of themselves as male or female; this awareness develops over time and, like all developmental processes, may be derailed by a child’s subjective perceptions, relationships, and adverse experiences from infancy forward. People who identify as “feeling like the opposite sex” or “somewhere in between” do not comprise a third sex. They remain biological men or biological women.A person’s belief that he or she is something they are not is, at best, a sign of confused thinking. When an otherwise healthy biological boy believes he is a girl, or an otherwise healthy biological girl believes she is a boy, an objective psychological problem exists that lies in the mind not the body, and it should be treated as such. These children suffer from gender dysphoria. Gender dysphoria (GD), formerly listed as Gender Identity Disorder (GID), is a recognized mental disorder in the most recent edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of the American Psychiatric Association (DSM-V). The psychodynamic and social learning theories of GD/GID have never been disproved.Puberty is not a disease and puberty-blocking hormones can be dangerous. Reversible or not, puberty- blocking hormones induce a state of disease – the absence of puberty – and inhibit growth and fertility in a previously biologically healthy child.According to the DSM-V, as many as 98% of gender confused boys and 88% of gender confused girls eventually accept their biological sex after naturally passing through puberty. Children who use puberty blockers to impersonate the opposite sex will require cross-sex hormones in late adolescence. Cross-sex hormones are associated with dangerous health risks including but not limited to high blood pressure, blood clots, stroke and cancer.Rates of suicide are twenty times greater among adults who use cross-sex hormones and undergo sex reassignment surgery, even in Sweden which is among the most LGBQT – affirming countries. What compassionate and reasonable person would condemn young children to this fate knowing that after puberty as many as 88% of girls and 98% of boys will eventually accept reality and achieve a state of mental and physical health?Conditioning children into believing a lifetime of chemical and surgical impersonation of the opposite sex is normal and healthful is child abuse. Endorsing gender discordance as normal via public education and legal policies will confuse children and parents, leading more children to present to “gender clinics” where they will be given puberty-blocking drugs. This, in turn, virtually ensures that they will “choose” a lifetime of carcinogenic and otherwise toxic cross-sex hormones, and likely consider unnecessary surgical mutilation of their healthy body parts as young adults.Michelle A. Cretella, M.D. President of the American College of PediatriciansQuentin Van Meter, M.D. Vice President of the American College of Pediatricians Paediatric EndocrinologistPaul McHugh, M.D. University Distinguished Service Professor of Psychiatry at Johns Hopkins Medical School and the former psychiatrist in chief at Johns Hopkins Hospitalhttp://www.acpeds.org/the-college-speaks/position-statements/gender-ideology-harms-children
Versailles, IN lost a much loved and highly respected man. Merrill E. Bruce, age 73, left this world Monday afternoon, March 6, 2017. He was born October 3, 1943 in North Vernon, IN to the late Willard Edgar and Georgia Welch Bruce. Merrill married the love of his life, Linda Lohrum, on February 1, 1964 in Olean, IN, and she still survives at home.He was a deeply devoted and dedicated forty-three year member of the Versailles First Baptist Church. There for many years, he had sung in the church choir and had also served as past moderator, adult Sunday school teacher, and assistant treasurer. Other memberships included the Versailles Lions Club and the Butlerville Masonic F. & A.M. Lodge #219 of which he was a fifty-year member.From 1971 through 1984, he worked at Ohio Rod in Versailles. Then in 1984, he started his own business “Multiple Components Sales,” which he ran and operated for twenty-five years.His favorite hobby of all was “bass fishing”! He was a member of Bassmasters of Jefferson County, IN. He competed in the Bassmasters Open at Lake Sam Rayburn, TX numerous times and the Indiana Bass Federation/ top eight state team and the Hoosier Open Tournament.He loved his church and community, but most of all his family. He will be sadly missed by his wife, Linda, son Shannon Bruce of Ohio, and brother Darrel (Margaret) Bruce of Westport, IN.Services will be held all in one day, Friday, March 10, 2017 at the Versailles First Baptist Church with visitation being from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the funeral at 12:00 noon. Burial will be at Greendale Cemetery of Osgood, IN. Memorials may go to the Versailles Baptist Church, Osgood Kiwanis, or Rescue 69.Our funeral home has been blessed with having Linda work for us for several years, giving emotional support and spiritual strength to the many families we have served. Our prayers, love and peaceful wishes are with you at this time.Arrangements by Neal’s Funeral Homewww.nealsfuneralhome.net
Osgood, In. — Thursday at the 2018 Ripley County 4-H Fair it is goats galore!The 4-H Dairy Goat Show is at 9 a.m. in buildings, the Meat Goat Show will be at 1 p.m. and the Pygmy Goat Show will follow. All goat shows are in buildings 6 & 5. Here is a list of other events:Open Class and 4-H exhibits open to the public from 5 to 9 p.m.4-H Horse and Pony Fun Show at 6 p.m. in building 7Midway opens at 6 p.m.The Osgood Lions Club will bring the Quad & Cycle Flat Drags to the grandstand at 7:30The Napoleon State Bank is the Free Parking sponsor.
By Rob NugentPOCOLA, Okla. (June 20) – Ageless wonder Van Gemmill returned to his winning ways Saturday at Tri-State Speedway.Gemmill’s Xtreme Motor Sports IMCA Modified victory was his second locally this season. Shawn Walsh was runner-up while Travis Johnson crossed the finish line in third.Kyle Woody picking up his first IMCA Sunoco Stock Car feature win of the year ahead of former winner Jay Anderson and Justin Johnson.The IMCA SportMod feature saw Ken McCarty pick up his second win of the season. Logan Ellis and Gerry Vaughn completed the top three.
Lura Allen, 96, of Brookville died Wednesday, March 27, 2019 at the Brookville Health Care Center.Lura was born in Franklin County, Indiana, on October 29, 1922, to Alford E. and Pauline M. Geis Hyde. She married Walter Jack Allen on February 25, 1954, at St. Michael Rectory. Lura was a member of St. Michael Catholic Church, a business owner for twenty years, a homemaker, and a devoted wife and mother. Lura was a serious Rummikub player and enjoyed spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren.Lura is survived by five children: Mary M. Race (husband Donald) of Frankfort, IL, Michael E. Allen of Westfield, IN, Debra A. Turner (husband Terry) of Markleville, IN, Mark E. Allen (wife Julee) of Cynthia,KY, Robert J. Allen of Brookville, IN; thirteen grandchildren; thirteen great-grandchildren; one brother: James A. Hyde (wife Eileen) of Brookville. Lura was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Walter, who died October 12, 2010, an infant son, and a brother and sister-in-law, “Bud” Emerson and Rose Hyde.A Mass of Christian Burial will be officiated by Father Vince Lampert at St. Michael Catholic Church in Brookville on Tuesday, April 2, 2019 at 10:30 a.m. Burial will follow in St. Michael Cemetery. Friends may visit at Cook Rosenberger Funeral Home ~ 929 Main Street ~ Brookville, on Monday, April 1, 2019, from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. with Rosary at 3:30 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Michael Church or St. Michael School.For additional information or to send condolences or memories, please go to www.cookrosenberger.com. The Cook Rosenberger Funeral Home Staff is honored to serve the Allen Family.
Bio Ellsworth runners compete in virtual Boston Marathon – September 16, 2020 MOUNT DESERT — After six years in Trenton, the Down East Family YMCA’s Bo Lewis Memorial Golf Tournament has found a new home.The tournament will be held under a new name later this year when golfers compete in the Lewis/Crowley Memorial Tournament. It is scheduled to be held Sept. 20 at Northeast Harbor Golf Club in Mount Desert.The Bo Lewis Memorial Golf Tournament was first held in 2013 following the death of its namesake, Keith “Bo” Matthews Lewis of Trenton. Lewis, an avid golfer, was a regular at Trenton’s Bar Harbor Golf Course prior to his passing on Oct. 9, 2012.“Bo had such a love not just for the game of golf but for the experience of golf,” event organizer Rebecca Sargent said. “The course, the people and the friendships it brought meant a lot to him.”This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textWith Bar Harbor Golf Course announcing in April that it would be closed for the 2019 season, though, the tournament was set to be without a course for this year’s event. As Sargent and other organizers began searching for a new location, they altered the name of the tournament to include Charlie Crowley, who died last July after operating Bar Harbor Golf Course for three decades.“We knew we’d be with out a home, but we still wanted this to happen and were willing to accommodate another course,” Sargent said. “We’re very grateful that the folks at Northeast Harbor were so willing to help.”Because new plans for the tournament came on rather short notice, the event has been moved from its usual date in early July to one in mid-September. Sargent and other organizers have a few changes in mind, but with two and a half months left until tournament day, specifics have yet to be set in stone.“We’re still early in the process, but half the teams are spoken for already,” Sargent said. “We’ve gotten around 30 teams or so over the past few years. It’s a very popular tournament, and it’s great to see everyone come together.”Registration for the Lewis/Crowley Memorial Tournament is $60 per individual or $240 for teams of four, and interested parties may also sponsor a hole for $150. Proceeds will go toward the Bo Lewis Summer Camp Scholarship Fund. Latest posts by Mike Mandell (see all) Mike MandellMike Mandell is the sports editor at The Ellsworth American and Mount Desert Islander. He began working for The American in August 2016. You can reach him via email at email@example.com. Latest Posts Hospice volunteers help families navigate grief and find hope – September 12, 2020 MPA approves golf, XC, field hockey, soccer; football, volleyball moved to spring – September 10, 2020
For all the Latest Sports News News, ICC World Cup News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. New Delhi: Team India is all set to begin their 2019 ICC World Cup journey when they will lock horn with South Africa at the Rose Bowl in Southampton on Wednesday. On one hand, Proteas will not be happy with the way they started their tournament as they have already lost both their opening games against England and Bangladesh. On the other hand, Virat Kohli and Co is all excited and will look to begin their tourno with a win.If South Africa side lose the third match as well then this could spell doom for the Proteas and it will become difficult for them to bounce back in the tournament. Meanwhile, it will not be an easy task for both the team as Team India is one of the hot favourites in the World Cup and South Africa is also one of the strongest sides in the Standings. So, we have listed down possible Dream11 team for the #INDvRSA match:Wicket-Keepers – MS Dhoni, Quinton de KockBatsmen – Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul (C), Faf du Plessis, Hashim Amla, David MillerAll-Rounders – Hardik Pandya (VC)Bowlers – Jasprit Bumrah, Kuldeep Yadav, Dale Steyn.