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first_img May 1, 2001 Amy Brown Assistant Editor Regular News Local bar associations gear up for Law Week Assistant Editor “Law Day provides an opportunity for all Florida lawyers and citizens to celebrate our freedom and the laws that protect it; and whereas, Florida joins the legal profession and all its citizens in recognizing the annual nationwide observance of Law Day with “Celebrate Your Freedom: Protecting the Best Interests of Our Children” as a national theme; Now, therefore, I, Jeb Bush, governor of the state of Florida, do hereby extend greetings and best wishes to all observing Law Week.. . . “ Gov. Jeb Bush from his Law Week Proclamation Law Week 2001 is underway, and citizens across the state are celebrating the event by learning about the role of law in their lives. Lawyers, judges, and law enforcement officers in Florida are working with teachers and community leaders to teach children and citizens about constitutional freedoms and the laws that protect them. This year’s theme, “Celebrate Your Freedom: Protecting the Best Interests of Our Children,” focuses on outreach to children.“Protection of the interests of our children is not only essential to the protection of freedom, but it is also our legacy,” said Bob Pritt, statewide Law Week chair. “We cannot expect to remain a free society unless we fiercely protect the best interest of our children.”In 1958, President Dwight D. Eisenhower established Law Day U.S.A. to strengthen our heritage of liberty, justice, and equality under the law, and three years later, May 1 was designated by a joint resolution of Congress as the official date for celebration.May 1 remains the official date, however, the celebration in most states has expanded to cover an entire week or more, and Law Day has become the biggest single public relations project conducted by the legal profession.In 1998, with the help of the Florida Legislature, The Florida Bar saw the passage of legislation that officially designates Law Day and Law Week each year in the state. Like most states, Florida has answered the ABA’s call-to-action and follows the nationwide theme.In her message to this year’s Law Week participants, American Bar Association President Martha Barnett said, “One of the noblest pursuits of the legal profession is helping improve children’s lives through legislative and judicial reform, as well as by legal work on cases affecting children. Few professional activities are as rewarding as helping the most vulnerable children in our society: abused, neglected, and abandoned children; youth who find themselves in the juvenile justice system; child victims of crime; and children affected by their parents’ divorce or separation.”The ABA has taken a leadership role in organizing and promoting Law Week celebrations across the country and offers planning guides and myriad materials to aid state and local bar associations in their efforts.Utilizing the ABA’s suggestions, voluntary and local bar associations across the state are undertaking major public outreach projects ranging from providing speakers for schools to golf tournaments to benefit local charities.Some notable efforts include:• The Eighth Judicial Circuit Bar Association’s Courthouse Law Week Committee is hosting several educational events for the community, including a visit by the judiciary to local high schools, tours of the Alachua County Courthouse, and Law Day on the Downtown Plaza, featuring information booths and a police K-9 unit demonstration.• The Hernando County Bar Association has organized a Law Week banquet, a free “Ask a Lawyer” session with one-on-one legal consultations, the 4th Annual Law Week Golf Tournament, a probate seminar, a televised roundtable discussion, a radio talk show on WWJB, guest editorials in local papers, and several awards to be presented during the week.• The Highlands County Bar Association is providing an open house in the law library, followed by a ceremony in the Judge Clifton Kelly courtroom. The ceremony will feature speeches by Justice Parker Lee McDonald, Highlands County Bar President William Nielander, and Circuit Chief Judge Charles B. Curry. The winners of several student contests will be recognized, as will the circuit’s sheriff and teen court and guardian ad litem programs.• The Hillsborough County Bar Association has planned two major events, in addition to their regular courthouse tours for all fifth graders in the county. In two televised Judicial Town Hall Meetings, both kids and adults will be educated about the inner-workings of the court system. First, Judge Ralph Stoddard, Public Defender Julie Holt, and State Attorney Mark Ober will present a skit of a domestic violence detention hearing and answer questions from students. The second meeting will be lead by local family law judges and family law practitioners and focus on the legal standard, “in the best interest of the child.” The community will also have the opportunity to ask questions of the child custody experts.• In Duval County, Circuit Judges Karen Cole and Gregg McCaullie will visit a local high school and discuss both the family court and criminal dockets with students.• The Caribbean Bar Association has scheduled a Miami-Dade County Juvenile Court Field Trip for students from a local high school legal magnet program; a juvenile dependency panel discussion titled “Juvenile Dependency and You” and featuring Circuit Judge John T. Luzzo, assistant attorney generals, and representatives from the Florida Department of Children and Families; and agreements with local media to publish information and essays about Law Day.• The Clearwater Bar Association will again present their Annual Law Day Luncheon, which will feature John J. Loftus, president of the Holocaust Museum, as the main speaker. The bar will also commemorate Law Day 2001 with the 7th Annual Law Day Ride, at which motorcycle riders provide a donation to the Clearwater Bar Foundation’s pro bono program.• The Tallahassee Bar Association has scheduled a Fairy Tale Mock Trial for local elementary schools; speakers for high schools; a Habitat for Humanity project; and “Community Law Day” at the local senior center, featuring speakers and question-and-answer sessions.• The Volusia County Bar Association will hold the 6th Annual Barristers’ Scramble golf tournament which will benefit the bar’s Scholarship Fund Development, Volusia County “Friends of Teen Court,” and a number of other bar programs. The bar will kick off Law Week with a luncheon with featured speaker Circuit Judge Julianne Piggotte, who serves in the juvenile dependency division.• The St. Petersburg Bar Association has garnered space in the City of St. Petersburg’s “City Hall in the Mall” booth, at which volunteers will provide general legal information and promote the bar’s Community Law Program. The bar also plans to hold a poster contest, career shadowing, criminal mock trial, jail tours, and provide speakers for local high schools.To get involved in the activities in your area, contact your local bar association or access the Bar’s website at www.FLABAR.org for information about the Law Week chair in your community. Local bar associations gear up for Law Weeklast_img read more


first_imgAnthony Martial The Frenchman converted twice from close range from Marcus Rashford and Aaron Wan-Bissaka to send the hosts into a two-goal lead before half time.He then completed his treble with a chip 15 minutes from time as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side reduced the deficit on the top four to just two points.Robin van Persie was the last United player to score a treble in the league.And while there was nothing to compare with the Dutchman’s brilliant volley against Aston Villa that helped seal the 13th and final title of Sir Alex Ferguson’s illustrious reign, Martial did complete his own milestone with a delightful chipped finish over Simon Moore after collecting Marcus Rashford’s return pass.The result moves United to within two points of fourth-placed Chelsea, who entertain Manchester City today.However, for Chris Wilder’s visitors it was another disappointing day. The Blades have now picked up just one point from three games since the resumption and are yet to score.Solskjaer made five instant changes towards the end of the game with Nigeria forward, Odion Ighalo joining the fray. He however blew a chance to make it four for United.Elsewhere in Anfield last night, Liverpool defeated Crystal Palace 4-0 to set the stage for their crowning today if Manchester City fail to beat Chelsea at StamfordShare this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram PREMIERIf Man City fail to beat Chelsea today Liverpool will crowned championsAnthony Martial netted the first hat-trick of his senior career as Manchester United kept up the pressure on fourth-placed Chelsea by easing past Sheffield United3-0 on Wednesday night.last_img read more


first_imgMOST READ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown UST big man Mahinay owns up to rough style of play: ‘I’m just being a little physical’ Romeo Travis was held to a career-low 12 points but he nearly won it for the Hotshots after scoring back-to-back clutch baskets that gave his team a 103-101 edge with 53 ticks to go.Ginebra guard Scottie Thompson added 15 points, seven rebounds and five assists and had a key putback to tie it up at 103 with 40.3 seconds remaining.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award View comments LATEST STORIES Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines?center_img Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college LA Tenorio made the game-winning basket while Justin Brownlee matched his career-high and reigning two-time champion Barangay Ginebra escaped Magnolia, 107-103, in Game 3 to stay alive in their 2018 PBA Governors’ Cup semifinals series Wednesday night at Smart Araneta Coliseum.Tenorio hit a floater that put the Gin Kings in front for good, 105-103, with 14.9 seconds left before the Hotshots failed to score on the other end after Paul Lee’s deep 3-pointer hardly hit the front of the rim.ADVERTISEMENT Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Brownlee led the Kings’ comeback from 18 points down in the third quarter en route to a 46-point night on top of 19 rebounds and three blocks while Tenorio unleashed 11 of his 14 points in the fourth quarter.“We certainly didn’t invent the NSD (never-say-die) it was Sonny Jaworski, but we’re proud to represent the NSD and we lived up to that moniker,” said Ginebra head coach Tim Cone, whose squad forced a Game 4 on Friday night at Ynares Antipolo.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back Chriss“We’re happy to be alive and kicking but that’s not that we’re here for. We’re here to win this series,” Cone added. “I just hope our guys understand that. Don’t rest on their laurels if they were able to pull off one game.”Brownlee fired 18 points in the third quarter alone then added nine more in the final frame, where the two teams went back-and-forth inside the last two minutes. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taallast_img read more

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