Lutherans elect Elizabeth Eaton as first female presiding bishop

first_img In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Rector Bath, NC August 15, 2013 at 11:41 pm Yeah!! Liz. Blessings on your ministry as Presiding Bishop. I hope you still make time for music. Featured Jobs & Calls Rector Smithfield, NC Submit a Job Listing Rector Shreveport, LA New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Comments are closed. Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Doug Desper says: Rector Hopkinsville, KY Rector Tampa, FL Comments (2) Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS August 22, 2013 at 10:23 am Our PB made this statement last Thursday in remarks delivered at the ELCA Assembly in Pittsburgh. “Some have judged our smaller numbers as faithlessness but it may actually be the Spirit’s way of pruning for greater fruitfulness…”The word “pruning” really can’t be associated with ELCA’s very notable drop in numbers in the last 25 years, nor our Church’s drop in numbers during the same time. No matter who gets elected as the heads of our two churches I just wish for leadership that would take its responsibility for the situation in which we find ourselves. The Holy Spirit is not getting rid of members (pruning) so that these two churches can be leaner, more progressive, more liberal, and more indiscriminately accommodating. That is not the work of the Holy Spirit. 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VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Presiding Bishop-elect Elizabeth A. Eaton and her husband, the Rev. Conrad Selnick, an Episcopal priest, react shortly after her Aug. 14 election. Photo: ELCA[Episcopal News Service] The Rev. Elizabeth A. Eaton was elected Aug. 14 as presiding bishop of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA). She was elected on the fifth ballot at the 2013 ELCA Churchwide Assembly meeting Aug. 12-17 in Pittsburgh.Of the 889 votes cast, 445 votes were needed for an election. Eaton received 600 votes and the Rev. Mark S. Hanson, ELCA presiding bishop for the past 12 years, received 287. Eaton is the first female to be elected as a presiding bishop of the ELCA. Three out of the four nominees were women.“We are a church that is overwhelmingly European in a culture that is increasingly pluralistic. We need to welcome the gifts of those who come from different places, that is a conversation we need to have as a church,” Eaton told the assembly shortly after the election.Eaton currently serves as bishop of the ELCA Northeastern Ohio Synod. Prior to becoming synod bishop, she served as pastor for ELCA congregations in Ohio. She earned a Master of Divinity degree from Harvard Divinity School in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and a bachelor’s degree in music education from the College of Wooster in Wooster, Ohio.Eaton is married to the Rev. Conrad Selnick, an Episcopal priest who is rector of St. Christopher’s by the River Episcopal Church in Gates Mills, Ohio.According to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Eaton “is considered a moderate who supported the denomination’s decision to allow partnered gay clergy while allowing room for churches to disagree.”Eaton’s six-year term as presiding bishop will begin on Nov. 1.The Episcopal Church and the ELCA have since 2001 enjoyed a full communion relationship, known as Called to Common Mission, through which the two churches are committed to finding opportunities for combined mission and disaster relief efforts, planting new ministries together, joint congregations and shared personnel. Eaton is a member of the national Lutheran-Episcopal Coordinating Committee, which implements the full communion agreement.Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori issued a statement giving thanks for Hanson’s “faithful ministry” and for Eaton’s election.Jefferts Schori said she has learned much from Hanson’s “prophetic and gifted evangelical ministry, and I pray that the next chapter of his ministry may be a rich blessing to him, his family, and many others.”Jefferts Schori said she now looks forward to working with Eaton “as we grow in our Call to Common Mission. There are excellent foundations already in our common work, and I expect further growth as we seek to serve God’s mission as ministers of justice and healers of the breach. I anticipate a journey of mutual discovery of the gifts God so richly bestows on our two Churches, particularly in new contexts and populations. May God bless the journey and may God bless the pastoral leadership of Bishop Eaton.”The Rev. Margaret Rose, the Episcopal Church’s ecumenical and interreligious deputy, echoed the presiding bishop’s comments. “We are grateful for the more than 10 years of partnership with Presiding Bishop Hanson and our Call to Common Mission and look forward to the ‘new things’ the Holy Spirit will send as we deepen that work with Presiding Bishop-elect Elizabeth Eaton.”— Matthew Davies is an editor/reporter of the Episcopal News Service. Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Rector Martinsville, VA Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK center_img Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI People, Submit a Press Release Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Rector Belleville, IL Featured Events Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Rector Knoxville, TN Cathedral Dean Boise, ID By Matthew DaviesPosted Aug 15, 2013 Women’s Ministry Curate Diocese of Nebraska Rector Albany, NY Rector Pittsburgh, PA Anne Warrington Wilson says: TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Tags Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Rector Collierville, TN Rector Washington, DC Associate Rector Columbus, GA Ecumenical & Interreligious, AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Lutherans elect Elizabeth Eaton as first female presiding bishop Youth Minister Lorton, VA Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ last_img read more

Tree House / Paschetta Cavallero Arquitectos

first_imgCopyAbout this officePaschetta Cavallero ArquitectosOfficeFollowProductSteel#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesSan José del RincónArgentinaPublished on October 24, 2019Cite: “Tree House / Paschetta Cavallero Arquitectos” [Casita del árbol / Paschetta Cavallero Arquitectos] 24 Oct 2019. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021. 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Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Projects Year:  Photographs Leticia Paschetta, José Marcos Cavallero CopyHouses•San Jose del Rincon, Argentina Lead Architects: Tree House / Paschetta Cavallero Arquitectos Architects: Paschetta Cavallero Arquitectos Area Area of this architecture project “COPY” “COPY” Manufacturers: Ikea, Isover, Knauf, Aluar, Gerdau Corsa, Masisa ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/927000/tree-house-paschetta-cavallero-arquitectos Clipboard Save this picture!© Federico Cairoli+ 21Curated by Clara Ott Share Argentina Tree House / Paschetta Cavallero ArquitectosSave this projectSaveTree House / Paschetta Cavallero Arquitectos ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/927000/tree-house-paschetta-cavallero-arquitectos Clipboard 2018 Houses Engineering:José Marcos Cavallero, Enrique ChiappiniIngCity:San Jose del RinconCountry:ArgentinaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Federico CairoliRecommended ProductsDoorsSky-FrameInsulated Sliding Doors – Sky-Frame ArcDoorsC.R. LaurenceCRL-U.S. Aluminum Entice Series Entrance SystemEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesFranken-SchotterFacade System –  LINEAWindowsOTTOSTUMM | MOGSWindow Systems – BronzoFinestra B40Text description provided by the architects. Tree House (Casita del árbol) is a Multiple Use space located in an area of ​​high environmental value on the outskirts of the city of Santa Fe, in the middle of the landscape of the Paraná River.Save this picture!© Federico CairoliIt has a unique interior space and a small attic in double height. These environments located on the upper floor are accessed by a staircase and a semi-transparent terrace of deployed metal, which create the sensation of walking in the air between the Timbó (typical tree of the Paraná coast). space outdoors in contact with the ground.Save this picture!© Federico CairoliThree of its facades are opened to maximize the views of the treetops. The windows frame a changing nature that, like huge canvases, becomes the very essence of the built space.Save this picture!PlanimetryThe spatial and material conception has two very strong references, on the one hand the Case StudyHouses, as an example of combined work between industry and design; and on the other hand the reworking of the constructive culture of the Argentine Pampas with its sheds, workshops, mills, factories. Simple metal structures with gable roofs that combine economy solutions, low maintenance and local production, populating suburban areas, whose beauty, spatial richness and technological peculiarity have been ignored by academic architectural culture.Save this picture!© Federico CairoliThe facades of the Treehouse are “striated”, not only by the use of sheet metal, but because they acquire thickness and contain life. Is posible to wakl arround, the plants grow, the construction footprints can be recomposed. The striated as the opposite of the aesthetics of the smooth, of the screens. Technology is expressed and the life is present.Save this picture!© Federico CairoliThe black color, being a suburban area, allows the construction to be not visible at night and disappear between the treetops. During the day, climbing plant with flowers and native orchids stand out, hanging “suspended in the air” with tensioners, in front of glazed windows.Save this picture!© Federico CairoliThe plant is 6 x 6 meters and is determined by the dimensions of the W profiles used for the main structure.Save this picture!© Federico CairoliThe bearing structure has a double character, on the one hand maximum structural efficiency as a very effective bracing device that avoids tensors and costly contributions. And in a landscape sense, the V-pillars are reinterpretation of the sculptural trunks of the Timbo; while the railings and the stairs, speak of the fragility in front of the immensity of the nature of the Pampa and the river.Save this picture!© Federico CairoliProject gallerySee allShow lessStow-Away Waterloo Hotel / Doone Silver KerrSelected ProjectsTamayouz Announces the Winners of Women in Architecture and Construction AwardArchitecture News Share Photographs:  Federico Cairoli Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Area:  656 ft² Year Completion year of this architecture project ArchDailylast_img read more

Tesco’s Neighbourhood Food Collection breaks 3m mark

first_img Melanie May | 11 December 2015 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tesco’s Neighbourhood Food Collection breaks 3m mark Tagged with: corporate Donated goods Tesco Advertisementcenter_img Tesco customers donated more than 3.7 million meals during this month’s Neighbourhood Food Collection event, bringing the total number collected in-store since the programme’s launch in 2012 to over 30 million.Donated between 3rd and 5th December, the meals will be redistributed through charity partners FareShare and The Trussell Trust, and Tesco will add an extra 30 per cent to all customer donations in the form of financial support to the two charities to help them expand their network and reach more people in need.During the collection, customers were asked to donate non-perishable food items such as long-life milk, cereals and tinned goods such as fish, fruit and vegetables. Volunteers from The Trussell Trust, FareShare, as well as BT and the British Red Cross joined Tesco colleagues in store over the course of the three days to collect donations from customers.Including the 30 per cent top-up, in Greater London alone, 337,276 meals were donated, while Liverpool donated 54,885 meals, and Glasgow gave 44,500.Lindsay Boswell, CEO of FareShare, said:“The Neighbourhood Food Collection genuinely captures the heart of our generous public and helps to raise much awareness of the food poverty issues facing vulnerable people right across the country. The overwhelming level of donations means we can provide even more food to our member charities and help feed more people in need, not just at Christmas, but all year round.”  35 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com.last_img read more

Shannon church destroyed in blaze

first_imgLinkedin Email Advertisement Previous articleElectric Picnic line-upNext articleBig freeze leads to hot water crisis admin Print A CHURCH near Shannon airport, built in the 1960’s, has been destroyed in a fire.Christ Church was a landmark in Shannon for over four decades, and was built as place of worship for workers from England involved in the construction of Shannon Industrial Estate.  The fire brigade was alerted at 5.32pm on Tuesday, when a passer-by made the emergency call.  The fire is thought to have spread from a small blaze behind the building.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Although it was initially built for members of the Church of Ireland, it has been used by members of all religious denominations.“It was very sad to pass the church this morning and see the extent of the damage”, said mayor of Shannon Sean McLoughlin.  “It has been a staple of the community here since the sixties, and has been used by members of all denominations. We are not biased toward any religion in Shannon, and the church, used by so many, was representative of the lack of discrimination in that regard.  “At the opening of the new oratory in the town centre, I pointed out that we had more churches in Shannon than pubs.  “The fire brigade are recommending that what is left be knocked”.center_img NewsLocal NewsShannon church destroyed in blazeBy admin – March 25, 2010 778 WhatsApp Twitter Facebooklast_img read more

A bit of stand-up and improv

first_img Facebook Pinterest WhatsApp Previous articleOPD offers women’s self-defenseNext articleUTPB professor pens book about raising child with Down syndrome admin A bit of stand-up and improv The HemingwayThe Hemingway, 3952 E. 42nd St, Suite O, has scheduled Improvfection Stand-Up and Improv from 8 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Tuesday.Admission is free. Must be 21 years of age and older.For more information, call Jennifer McNeely at 806-317-7059. Twitter By admin – March 31, 2018 WhatsApp Twitter Facebook Pinterest Local Newslast_img read more

Dancing FBI agent pleads guilty to shooting, avoids jail time

iStock(DENVER) — Chase Bishop was already guilty of poor judgment on the dance floor, but on Friday the FBI agent pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor assault charge in order to avoid jail time.Bishop was off duty at a Denver bar in early June when he attempted a back flip while dancing and his service gun fell out of his waistband and landed on the ground. As Bishop went to pick up the gun, he accidentally fired a shot. The bullet hit an onlooker — Thomas Reddington, 24 — in his left leg. He was not seriously injured.The defendant pleaded guilty to third-degree assault, which is a Class 1 misdemeanor, and was immediately sentenced to two years’ probation. Under the plea agreement, the more serious charge of second-degree assault was dismissed.Bishop reported to probation Friday and was released.Under this agreement, he also had to pay to the victim’s assistance fund, victim compensation fund, court costs and other administrative court fees. He also had to pay a $1,200 probation supervisor fee.He originally pleaded not guilty to the second-degree assault charge on Nov. 8.The 29-year-old Bishop works out of Washington, D.C., but was at the Mile High Spirits Tasting Room in Denver when the accident occurred. He had not been drinking at the time, as his BAC returned 0.00, according to court records.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved. read more

HMS Westminster Joins USS Abraham Lincoln for Anti-Submarine Exercise

first_imgBack to overview,Home naval-today HMS Westminster Joins USS Abraham Lincoln for Anti-Submarine Exercise Training & Education View post tag: HMS View post tag: Anti-Submarine View post tag: Abraham View post tag: joins View post tag: Exercise Share this article March 30, 2012 HMS Westminster Joins USS Abraham Lincoln for Anti-Submarine Exercise View post tag: Lincoln View post tag: News by topic View post tag: Naval View post tag: Westminster View post tag: USS View post tag: Navy The Portsmouth-based frigate joined the USS Abraham Lincoln for anti-submarine exercises, before serving as the ‘plane guard’ for the carrier as she launched and recovered her aircraft.Her Majesty’s Ship Westminster sails in company with the USS Abraham Lincoln as the Portsmouth-based warship joined forces with the most potent naval group on the Seven Seas, somewhere in the Arabian Sea.‘Abe’ is the flagship of Carrier Strike Group Nine – one of 11 in the US Navy’s arsenal, each comprising one carrier, one cruiser, two destroyers, one hunter-killer submarine and a support ship, plus an air group of more than 60 jets, helicopters and pistol-engined aircraft.Westminster was charged with protecting the 100,000-tonne leviathan using the combination of her Sonar 2087 – widely regarded as the best submarine-hunting sonar in the world – and Merlin helicopter – widely regarded as the best submarine-hunting helicopter in the world – to track down, and prosecute, the foe in the form of a Los Angeles-class submarine.Having proved her anti-submarine warfare credentials – and received praise from the US group’s senior commanders – the ‘capital ship’ was asked to perform the challenging task of plane guard.That means sailing relatively close in company with a carrier, with sea boats at the ready to launch in case an aircraft landing or taking off is forced to ditch.“It’s been an honour to be able to exercise with the USS Abraham Lincoln and her battle group and, specifically, to be invited to take the role of plane guard,” said Westminster’s Commanding Officer Capt Nick Hine.His ship is currently deployed to the Indian Ocean on a wide-ranging maritime security mission, keeping the sea lanes open and disrupting pirate activity while operating as part of the 25-Nation Combined Maritime Force.Westminster’s away from Portsmouth until August.[mappress]Naval Today Staff , March 30, 2012; Image: royalnavylast_img read more

Funeral Services Planned for Sledding Accident Victim-DAVIS COLLIER

first_imgCommentsFacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailShare JANUARY 16TH, 2018   Funeral services are scheduled for a Newburgh teenager who died in a sledding accident on Saturday.Visitation for Davis Collier is scheduled for Thursday, Jan. 18, from 4:00 to 8:00 at Our Redeemer Lutheran Church, located at 1811 Lincoln  Avenue.Funeral services will be held Friday, Jan. 19, at 1:00 at the same location.Newburgh police say Collier slid into the path of an oncoming car Saturday night while sledding on French Island Trail, near the Lock and Dam.The driver, Galina Witte, faces charges of Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated with a Prior Conviction. No charges have been filed against her directly related to Collier’s death.The Newburgh Town Council issued a statement saying the safety of citizens and visitors is its highest priority, and members are considering what actions should be taken with regard to sledding at the park.French Island Trail is closed in the area near the Lock and Dam until further notice.Full text of Newburgh Town Council Statement:  The Newburgh Town Council and the Town staff are devastated over the tragic accident that took the life of young Davis Collier Saturday night.  Our thoughts and prayers are with her family and friends in this most difficult time.  Sledding at the Newburgh Lock and Dam has been a Newburgh tradition for decades.  But there is no higher priority of the Newburgh Town Council than the safety of the Town’s citizens and visitors.  The Council is investigating the circumstances of the accident and considering what action should be taken with regard to sledding at the park.  In the meantime and until further notice, the Council has ordered the closure of French Island Trail to traffic in the vicinity of the park.  The Town will also be strictly enforcing closure of the park each night at dark.   Melissa GreathouseMore PostsFollow Me:TwitterFacebooklast_img read more

Impless acquires Irish arm of O’Briens chain

first_imgThe Irish arm of the sandwich chain O’Briens has been bought out of liquidation by Impless, a newly formed subsidiary of Irish fast food group Abrakebabra Investments (AIL).The chain, which was put into examinership – the equivalent to administration in the UK – in July this year, was put into liquidation in early October, after attempts to sell the business failed. Paul McCann of Grant Thornton, the official liquidator, confirmed the trade and assets, including the brand of O’Brien’s Irish Sandwich Bars, had now been sold to Impless.The AIL Restaurant Group is owned in partnership by entrepreneur Graeme Beere and promoter Denis Desmond. In a statement, the pair said they had always respected O’Briens as a brand and were “delighted to put this well-known Irish brand back on a solid financial footing”.O’Briens comprised 85 franchised outlets in Ireland, but AIL would not confirm whether any stores had been closed.For the full story see the next issue of British Baker, out 6 Novemberlast_img read more

Briefs

first_imgPursuant to Rule 3-7.10, George Franjola has petitioned the Florida Supreme Court for Bar reinstatement.The Supreme Court suspended Franjola from the practice of law for a period of three years effective August 24, 1998, as a result of his conviction for possession of cocaine, a felony offense.Any persons having knowledge bearing upon Franjola’s fitness or qualifications to resume the practice of law should contact Jan K. Wichrowski, Chief Branch Discipline Counsel, The Florida Bar, 1200 Edgewater Drive, Orlando 32804-6314, phone (407) 425-5424.Nova offers dual admissions plan Incoming college students who aspire to become attorneys can shorten their journey to a career in law with a “3+3 Dual Admission” program offered through Nova Southeastern University’s Farquhar College of Arts and Sciences and the Shepard Broad Law Center.The 3+3 Dual Admission program saves students one year of college tuition by allowing exceptional students to complete three years of study in any undergraduate major, then enroll in the three-year law program. Undergraduate students are admitted to law school at the end of three years if they have maintained a certain grade point average. At the end of a successful first year of law school, the College of Arts and Sciences would award the bachelor’s degree. NSU’s 3+3 Dual Admission program is one of only two offered by ABA accredited law schools in the state. In a similar program, the NSU 4+3 Dual Admission program enables high school seniors to gain commitments for admission to both the undergraduate college and the law center simultaneously.“The 3+3 Dual Admission agreement is a golden opportunity for industrious and outstanding students to take advantage of a shortened path to completing both their undergraduate and professional law degree,” said Norma Goonen, dean of Farquhar College of Arts and Sciences.Acceptance into the 3+3 Dual Admission program is based on high school grades and SAT test scores.“Bright and talented students who are firmly focused on a career in law now may accelerate their entry into the legal profession,” said Joseph Harbaugh, dean of the law school. “In doing so, they sacrifice little and save a substantial amount of tuition and, perhaps more important, a full year on their way to becoming a lawyer.”Young lawyers seek pro bono award nominations Each year, 12 broadcast journalists and 12 print journalists are selected to participate in the Annual Florida Bar Reporters’ Workshop. Florida media outlets are invited to nominate a participant for this year’s workshop to be held in Tallahassee, Nov. 20-21.The program is a two-day workshop for journalists new to the courts and legal beats. Reporters learn the basics in legal reporting from lawyers, judges, and other experienced journalists. This year’s program includes two sessions at The Florida Bar’s headquarters, plus a reception at the Florida Capitol in which several Florida Supreme Court justices will speak about various legal topics. The Florida Bar’s Media & Communications Law Committee, media outlets, and law firms provide scholarships that include one night’s hotel accommodations and all meals for participants. Participants must make their own travel arrangements and pay for additional hotel nights ($65/night).This workshop is an investment in the professional development of broadcast and print journalists. A fair and accurate media often leads to a better educated and well-informed society. This workshop is vital for journalists who wish to effectively communicate legal issues to the public. Each year the program is so successful that all participants say they would recommend it to another journalist.To nominate a reporter, please submit the reporter’s name, telephone and fax numbers, e-mail addresses, and background information along with a description of the beat he/she is covering. Please send nominations on the nominating organization’s letterhead to Emilie Ruetenik by fax, 850/561-5733, by Friday, Sept. 26, 2003. If you have any questions, please call Emilie at 850/561-5766 or e-mail, [email protected] for underwriting the conference and conference events are also available. Please call Francine Walker at 850/561-5762 or e-mail, [email protected], for media sponsorship information.U.S. Northern District magistrate applications now being accepted Briefs The Bar’s Young Lawyers Division is now accepting nominations for its Legal Aid Public Service Award.The award recognizes the outstanding contributions by a public sector attorney to those in need of free legal services. To qualify as a young lawyer, one must be under the age of 36 or have been in practice for less than five years.Nomination forms may be found on the YLD Web site at www.flayld.org and two copies of the form and the attachments should be submitted on or before December 15 to The Florida Bar, Austin Newberry, Young Lawyers Division Program Administrator, 651 E. Jefferson Street, Tallahassee 32399-2300.For more information contact Courtney K. Grimm, YLD Awards Committee chair, at (904) 353-0211.Stone to lead Tallahassee Women Lawyers The Legal Aid Service of Broward County has relocated its offices to 491 N. State Road (U.S. 441) in Plantation — five blocks north of Broward Blvd.Broward Legal Aid purchased and renovated the three-story former bank building.“Legal Aid’s new law center will double the space available to our clients and staff,” said Executive Director Tony Karrat. “The location is accessible to all and includes spacious parking. Clients and visitors will wait in a comfortable and pleasant reception area and be served with dignity and privacy throughout the new facility.”For 30 years Legal Aid Service of Broward County has promoted independence and self-sufficiency through its commitment to provide quality free legal advice, representation, and education to economically disadvantaged people in Broward County so as the improve their life-styles and living conditions, Karrat said.St. Pete firm hosts charity tournament The 17th Circuit JNC is now accepting applications to fill a vacancy on the circuit bench created by the elevation of Judge James I. Cohn to the federal bench.Applicants must have been members of the Bar for at least five years, registered voters, and residents of the 17th Circuit.Applications and instructions are available on The Florida Bar’s Web site at www.flabar.org or by contacting Gina R. Pozzuoli, JNC Chair at 110 SE 6th St., 15th Floor, Ft. Lauderdale 33301-5004, telephone (954) 762-2510, fax (954) 761-8475.An original and nine copies of the completed applications (with photographs) must be received by the chair no later than September 18 at 5 p.m.Hey, know any good reporters? The St. Petersburg law firm of Englander & Fischer, P.A., raised over $8,000 at its Fourth Annual Charity Golf Tournament in August.The tournament, which has alternated around Pinellas County golf courses, was played this year at Pasadena Golf Club. Since the inception of the tournament, over $44,000 has been raised for the benefit of 40 charities.The firm sponsors green fees, food, and beverage, but requires its participants to bring a check made payable to their favorite charity.Administrative law judges to meet in October in Orlando After two years of mixed to bad news, the Bar has recorded a sharp rise in its investment returns since April, according to Investment Committee Chair Ian Comisky.He reported to the Board of Governors last month that the Bar’s investments — made up of pooled reserve, contingency, and currently surplus monies — had one of its best performances since the Bar went to a new investment policy in 1991.As of March 31, the Bar had about $12.3 million invested, Comisky said. As of August 15, the week before the board meeting, that had risen to almost $14.3 million.For the second quarter, the period between April and the end of June, the fund increased by 10 percent, he said.Comisky, who just became chair of the Investment Committee, joked he likely would never again have such a positive report, so, “I have decided this should be my last report. It was an extraordinary quarter.”On another matter, the board ratified the committee’s recommendation to retain James Bagwell of Morgan Stanley as the Bar’s investment advisor.Broward Legal Aid relocates its offices The National Association of Administrative Law Judges will hold its Annual Conference and Meeting in Orlando October 10-15 at the Gaylord Palms Resort and Convention Center.The conference is open to all administrative adjudicators, including administrative law judges and hearing officers, and all lawyers who practice in the administrative area.The presentations at the conference are designed to address some of the legal concerns that have been expressed by administrative adjudicators during recent years and during the budget situations in which states find themselves. Attendees also will learn about Florida’s Administrative Procedures Act.Conference brochures may be accessed on the Web sites of NAALJ (www.naalj.org) and the Division of Administrat ive Hearings (www.doah.state.fl.us), which contain the registration form.For those who only want to register for certain days of the convention and not the entire convention, prorated registration is available.Gulfcoast Legal Services seeks volunteers Ruth Stone, a law professor at Florida State University, has been named president of the Tallahassee Women Lawyers.Other officers include President-elect Mary Miller, Treasurer ShaRon James, and Secretary Karla Ellis.The Tallahassee Women Lawyers, a chapter of the Florida Association for Women Lawyers, meets on the third Monday of each month at 6 p.m. at the Olive Garden.The TWL also will host a judicial reception October 16 at the Mary Brogan Museum of Art, beginning at 6 p.m.The group also plans a “Art and Special Things Auction” for the spring of 2004.For more information about the TWL call (850) 847-7139.Bar investment income on the rise The United States District Court for the Northern District of Florida anticipates a vacancy in one of its full-time magistrate judge positions in Pensacola.The incumbent has been nominated to fill a U.S. District Court judge position on or after November 20. The U.S. Judicial Conference has authorized the appointment of a successor full-time magistrate judge at Pensacola, to be appointed to an eight-year term.The duties of the magistrate judge position include, but are not limited to, conducting of most preliminary proceedings in criminal cases; trial and disposition of misdemeanor cases; conduct of various pretrial matters and evidentiary proceedings on delegation from the judges of the district court; and trial and disposition of civil cases upon consent of the litigants.To be qualified for appointment an applicant must:• Be, and have been for at least five years, a member in good standing of the bar of the highest court of a state, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, or the U.S. Virgin Islands, and have been engaged in the active practice of law for a period of at least five years.• Be competent to perform all the duties of the office; be of good moral character; emotionally stable and mature; committed to equal justice under the law; in good health; patient and courteous; and capable of deliberation and decisiveness.• Be less than 70 years old.• Not be related to a judge of the district court.A Merit Selection Panel composed of attorneys and other members of the community will review all applicants and recommend to the judges of the district court in confidence the five persons it considers best qualified. The court will make the appointment, following a full FBI 15-year background check and an IRS tax check of the appointee. An affirmative effort will be made to give due consideration to all qualified candidates, including women and members of minority groups. The current annual salary of the position is $142,324.Application forms and more information on the magistrate judge position may be obtained from the Clerk of the United States District Court in Gainesville, Panama City, Pensacola, or Tallahassee, and from the court’s Web site at www.flnd.uscourts.gov. Applications may be submitted only by the potential nominee. An original and seven copies of the application should be submitted by October 15 to William M. McCool, Clerk, United States District Court for the Northern District of Florida, P. O. Box 936, Tallahassee 32302.All applications will be kept confidential, unless the applicant consents to disclosure, and all applications will be examined only by members of the Merit Selection Panel and the judges of the district court.Franjola petitions for reinstatement September 15, 2003 Regular News Clearwater attorneys, in cooperation with Gulfcoast Legal Services, and the YWCA Hispanic Outreach Center, will provide information to the Hispanic Community and others from 6:30-8:30 p.m. October 13.Spanish speaking attorneys and interpreters are needed to give brief overviews of legal topics and also to be available to answer specific questions from attendees.To volunteer, contact program Co-chair Ky Koch at at (727) 446-6248.Even if one does not speak Spanish, help can still be used via an interpreter or by providing refreshments for the children and their parents.UM children’s law clinic awarded 17th JNC seeks judicial applicants The National Association of Counsel for Children has named The University of Miami Children and Youth Law Clinic one of two recipients of the NACC 2003 Outstanding Legal Advocacy Award for Children.A ceremony honoring the recipients was held August 18, as part of the NACC’s 26th National Children’s Law Conference at the Sheraton New Orleans Hotel.Since its founding eight years ago, The University of Miami Children and Youth Law Clinic has improved the quality of services to Florida’s vulnerable youth by zealously advocating for children’s legal rights. The clinic has been instrumental in improving immigrant rights of foster children, independent living services for foster children, and educational rights for children with disabilities.The NACC award is the third accolade received by the clinic this year. The other two are the Clinical Legal Education Association’s Award for Excellence in a Public Interest Law Case or Project, which was presented to the clinic at the organization’s annual meeting in Vancouver, Canada, this past May; and The Florida Bar Foundation Steven M. Goldstein First Runner-up Award for Excellence, presented at the Foundation’s annual dinner in Orlando in June.The NACC is a national professional membership and child advocacy organization The NACC presents its Outstanding Legal Advocacy Award to individuals and agencies making important contributions to the well being of children through advocacy efforts.Judge George Edgecomb remembered The 13th Judicial Circuit recently held a ceremony honoring Judge George E. Edgecomb.The George Edgecomb Bar Association, along with several law firms and bar associations, co-sponsored the ceremony held in the lobby of the new Hillsborough County Courthouse, which bears Judge Edgecomb’s name. The Tampa courthouse will house all family, civil, guardianship, probate and trust courts, as well as related programs. The building is expected to open for business this fall.Edgecomb was the first African-American judge to sit in Hillsborough County, assuming the bench on August 13, 1973. He remained on the bench until his death in 1976. During the ceremony, Judge Edgecomb was remembered as “an outstanding jurist and a person of tremendous dedication and integrity, who contributed greatly to the Hillsborough County community.”Carrollwood Bar makes donations Carrollwood Community Bar Association President Joseph Kalish recently presented checks of $4,150 each to Tyrone Keyes, executive director of All Sports Community Services, and to Randall Reder, trustee of the Michael T. Taft Trust.The money was raised at the bar’s annual charitable golf tournament. Michael Taft is a two-year-old from Tampa who has been diagnosed as having “Failure to Thrive.” He weighs only about 21 pounds and has not gained any weight since his first birthday. Those with “Failure to Thrive” suffer severe cognitive delays despite their normal outward appearance. Because of the severity of his condition, doctors recently inserted a feeding tube to provide sufficient nutrition to sustain him and to keep him from a critical stage.Judge Bloom honored by the Dade County Bar Former Miami-Dade Circuit Court Judge Philip Bloom, who during his 18 years on the bench supervised more than 22,500 cases and more than 400 jury trials, was recently presented with the David W. Dyer Professionalism Award at a reception hosted by the Dade County Bar.Judge Bloom, who recently took a position as of counsel with Steel Hector & Davis, received the award for his “personal commitment to upholding the high standards of honor and integrity within the legal profession.”“The David W. Dyer Professionalism Award is one of the highest honors the Dade County Bar Association bestows on one of its members,” said Tom Pennekamp, Jr., president of the Dade County Bar Association. “This award is for integrity, ethics and professionalism. Philip Bloom exemplifies all of these attributes, and we are honored to present him with this award.”last_img read more