Bar academy aims to develop young leaders and inspire lawyer unity

first_imgBar academy aims to develop young leaders and inspire lawyer unity Bar academy aims to develop young leaders and inspire lawyer unity Senior Editor and Megan E. Davis Associate EditorA new Leadership Academy to train future leaders of the Bar and the profession has won approval from the Bar Board of Governors. Applications for the first class of 40 “fellows” will become available March 1, with an application deadline of April 1.The academy will hold its initial session at the Bar’s Annual Convention in June.The board voted at its February 1 meeting, a day after its Program Evaluation Committee, which has been reviewing and tweaking plans for the academy for several months, gave the idea its unanimous support. A goal of Bar President-elect Eugene Pettis, the academy’s mission “is to enhance the skills of a diverse and inclusive group of lawyers selected from across the state that will enable them to become effective leaders throughout the Bar, our profession, and the greater community.”Pettis said, “As I set out to determine what the focus of my administration was going to be, I thought an area we could really advance was developing strong leadership across the Bar. The focus is not to groom leaders necessarily for the Board of Governors or to run for president, but to groom leadership throughout all areas of our profession, including the local levels, to create ambassadors for the legal profession as a whole.”At the PEC meeting January 31, board member Jay Cohen, who headed the subcommittee that reviewed the academy plans, said the idea has met with enthusiastic support from various Bar groups.“We investigated, we surveyed, we tweaked, we listened, we did everything we could to come up with answers to questions [about the academy],” he said. “They came up with a very, very viable program that impressed the subcommittee without a single vote in opposition. At the end of the day, based on all of the information we heard. . . not one single group, not one single committee, not one single section of this Florida Bar is in opposition to this Leadership Academy. In fact, it’s just the opposite. Every group, every section supports overwhelmingly this Leadership Academy.“That’s our constituents, that’s who we respond to. They found that the program’s goals will enhance The Florida Bar; enhance the membership; enhance our opportunities for the future; and it incorporates so many of the programs and principles that we stand for, including our path to unity and inclusion.”Complete details about the Leadership Academy, as well as more information about the nomination/application process for fellows, will be in the March 1 Bar News. Basic information stipulates that the first class of fellows will have approximately 40 members, with future academies dependent on the demand. The academy will have two branches. The “Northern Branch” will consist of the geographical jurisdictions of the First, Second, and Fifth district courts of appeal. The “Southern Branch” will be from the Third and Fourth DCA jurisdictions.“Florida is such a diverse state,” Pettis said. “We want to allow the fellows to develop a comprehensive understanding of the Bar and its resources, and to develop a skill set that will enable them to serve as effective leaders in their chosen path.”Fellows will be selected based not only on ethnic and gender diversity, but also diversity of firm size, geographical location, practice areas, and other factors.The academy will meet six times throughout the year, at the Bar’s Annual Convention in June, the Fall Joint Meeting in September, the Tallahassee meeting in January, and three sessions in the regional branchesEach session will begin at noon on a Friday and run until noon Saturday with various speakers and topics, such as collaborating with different workplace personalities; balancing personal, volunteer, and work life; motivating others and delegating; conducting effective meetings; effective leadership styles; and public speaking.The program also will educate participants about the Bar’s divisions and sections, strategic plan, and history.Throughout the year, fellows will put what they’ve learned into practice by creating and executing public service projects.Pettis said the continuity of a Bar’s strategic plan throughout the state is sometimes lacking.“While every bar should have an opportunity to have its unique agenda, I think we, as lawyers, should have some common agenda that can strengthen our profession,” Pettis said. “Hopefully, unified leadership training — providing core skills that all leaders need — will create a unifying focus on common goals we all must share.”Networking and mentorship will also be focuses of the academy, Pettis said. Fellows will be matched with mentors based on their specific interests and needs. Pettis said he’s already seen a buzz of excitement from various Bar and legal organizations interested in having their members participate.“I believe the demand will be great and the experience will be priceless,” Pettis said.A Leadership Academy Committee will be formed to oversee the program and receive help, especially with curriculum, from the Bar’s Henry Latimer Center for Professionalism and Diversity Initiatives Manager Arnell Bryant-Willis.Scholarships will be available to help some fellows pay hotel and transportation costs.Pettis said it’s important that cost not be an obstacle to participation.“Total inclusion must be our goal,” he said, adding some sections and divisions are already considering providing scholarships if their members are among those chosen for the academy.Former Young Lawyers Division President Reneé Thompson has worked with Pettis to develop plans for the Leadership Academy and will serve as the academy’s first chair.“When President-elect Pettis first mentioned the concept of creating an academy for our Bar, I knew that our Bar and the legal profession would benefit from this initiative for years to come with the leaders it will help foster and develop,” Thompson said. “It is an exceptional program, and he is putting together an all-star team to make it a reality for our members. I am proud to see our Bar investing in our future leaders and am truly looking forward to the launch of The Florida Bar Leadership Academy.” February 15, 2013 Gary Blankenship Senior Editor Regular Newslast_img read more

Hamptons Happening To Raise Money For Research

first_imgThe 15th annual Hamptons Happening to benefit the Samuel Waxman Cancer Research Foundation will take place on Saturday, July 13, from 6:30 to 10:30 PM at 900 Lumber Lane in Bridgehampton.Every year the benefit charms foodies with its array of dining options, and this year is no different. The new theme is “Tour de Cuisine,” providing guests with tastings from culinary destinations around the world. More than 350 guests are expected to attend.The honorees this year are Chef Honoree, Lidia Bastianich, founder of Honoring Generations of the Bastianich Family; Restauranteur Honoree, Ian Duke, owner of Southampton Social Club, Union Burger Bar, and Union Cantina; Fashion Honoree, desiger Nicole Miller; and Business Honoree, Antonella Bertello, owner of The Baker House 1650.“The proceeds generated by the Hamptons Happening help support more than 30 scientists who are some of the world’s brightest minds working diligently to develop a cure for cancer,” said Dr. Samuel Waxman, founder and CEO of the SWCRF.“The SWCRF seeks to award $1.6 million in new grants this year, and community support is critically important in this effort,” he continued. “We are always grateful and moved by the generosity of our honorees, sponsors, guests, and the more than 30 participating chefs, restaurants, wine and spirit makers, and food purveyors who make this fun summer event possible.”Hamptons Happening was one of the first charity events to offer tastings from both the South Fork of Long Island and bring in celebrated chefs from New York City. This year’s samples are by Attraversa, Backyard Brine, Baked by Melissa, The Baker House 1650, Becco, The Bristol, Candied Anchor, City Chefs Catering, Cutwater Spirits, Del Pesto, Felidia, Five Senses Catering, Haas Brothers, Harmless Harvest, Kurly Kurtosh, MarieBelle, Mercer’s, Otto, Owls Brew, Palm Bay International, Saaz, Simple Vodka, South Fork Bakery, Southampton Social Club, Super Coffee, Sydney’s “Taylor” Made, Splash, Union Burger Bar, and Union Cantina.The food might get guests to the tent, but it’s the research that fuels the passion.Since its humble beginnings in 1976, the Waxman Cancer Research Foundation has continued to uncover genetic and non-genetic changes that can cause cancer in the organs, in addition to blood-borne cancers like leukemia and lymphoma. The mission is clear: eradicate cancer through funding cutting-edge research. SWCRF has awarded more than $100 million to more than 200 researchers across the globe.Music this year will be provided by Pat Farrell and the Cold Spring Harbor Band (“The Billy Joel Tribute Show”), and DJ Jarrell Entertainment will offer up all-night dancing. “America’s Got Talent” finalist Caly Bevier, who was diagnosed with ovarian cancer at only 15 years old, will additionally give a special performance.The Hamptons Happening Event Chair is Marion Waxman. The event Co-Chair is Randi Schatz; Sponsorship Chair, Karen Amster-Young; Journal Chair, Erica Linden-Fineberg, and committee members include Chris Arlotta, Maria Fishel, Michelle Greenberg, Adi Heyman, Norah Lawlor, Jessica Mackin-Cipro, Laurie Schaffran, and Jessica Wasmuth. The event producer is Elissa Held. Individual tickets start at $425, with a $200 ticket for young professionals. For tickets, go to [email protected] Sharelast_img read more

Manchester City have ‘gentlemen’s agreement’ to sign 23 year old at…

first_imgThe Portuguese press are back with more excitement over Ederson’s transfer to Manchester City.As the goalkeeper will be playing his 50th game for Benfica this weekend, Record use the milestone to explain he won’t be staying long at the club. Party-poopers.After only one paragraph about 50 games, the newspaper claims Manchester City and Benfica president Luis Filipe Vieira have a ‘gentlemen’s agreement’ over the transfer.They state that although there are other candidates for the 23 year old, Manchester City are still the ‘most likely destination’.Ederson currently has a €50m release clause. But as revealed by Benfica last month, 50% of a sale will go to his former club Rio Ave, so the Eagles should end up getting only €25m for the goalkeeper.That’s what leads us to believe that if this agreement is real, the transfer fee would be close to his clause. Benfica wouldn’t let a player of such potential leave for less.But the Portuguese press often overreact over big transfers, and as you can see the move isn’t even in the headline. It’s one of those cases when the sale becomes an absolute truth for the newspaper, even though things may not be that close yet.With Claudio Bravo not working out for Pep Guardiola, it would probably be wise for Manchester City to consider signing a new goalkeeper in the summer.by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksTrending TodayForge of Empires – Free Online GameBuild a City, Trade With Your Neighbors, Play With Your FriendsForge of Empires – Free Online GameUndoRaid: Shadow Legends | Free DownloadEven Non-Gamers Are Obsessed With This RPG Game (It’s Worth Installing!)Raid: Shadow Legends | Free DownloadUndoMisterStocksThese Hilarious Photos Were Captured On The SubwayMisterStocksUndo聽多多 Hearmore.asia1969年前出生的香港居民現可免費試戴頂尖的歐洲助聽器聽多多 Hearmore.asiaUndoSingles50Hong Kong: A 40+ Dating Site That Actually Works!Singles50UndoTheTopFiveVPNEnjoy Netflix Now Without Any RestrictionsTheTopFiveVPNUndo美術寶1對1香港媽媽們注意了,速來領取適合4-12歲孩子的繪畫課,手慢無美術寶1對1UndoPerfect-Dating.comAre You Ready to Meet Cool Guys in Tung Chung?Perfect-Dating.comUndo熱門話題生髮率無敵高!96%的禿頭都獲得改善!←這會不會長太多?熱門話題Undolast_img read more

Club’s ‘secret meeting’ with Man City player’s agent – Want to…

first_imgLeroy Sané hasn’t featured for Manchester City’s first team since suffering a serious injury last August. However, that’s not stopped the winger from being a topic of discussion, particularly in the German press. Bayern Munich have long been chasing the 24-year-old, whose contract at the Etihad runs down in 2021.This week’s edition of SportBild brings the latest development on the Bundesliga winners’ efforts in signing the Germany international.It’s claimed there was a ‘secrete meeting’ last week between Bayern sporting director Hasan Salihamidžić and LIAN Sports, the agency which will represent the City player going forward.The Bavarian club’s chief has internally declared his plans to make Sané the big signing in the next window. The attacker is currently the most valuable German footballer with a market value of €100m.Embed from Getty ImagesSalihamidžić is driving conversations behind the scenes as he’s been in contact with LIAN Sport for a ‘long time’. LIAN Sports managing Damir Smoljan brought Sané to the agency.Smoljan and Fali Ramadani travelled to Munich to hold talks with Bayern regarding their new client. LIAN Sports will officially start representing Pep Guardiola’s man from April 1st and SportBild adds things should start progressing at a faster pace after this month.Bayern want to offer a five-year deal with ‘top terms’ to Sané. SportBild states the likes of Real Madrid and Barcelona could threaten his transfer to the Allianz Arena.Bayern need to act fast in order to beat any potential competition to sign the Manchester City winger.by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksTrending TodayForge of Empires – Free Online GameIf You Like to Play, this Game is a Must-HaveForge of Empires – Free Online GameUndo聽多多 Hearmore.asia1969年前出生的香港居民現可免費試戴頂尖的歐洲助聽器聽多多 Hearmore.asiaUndoHero WarsGetting this Treasure is impossible! Prove us wrong!Hero WarsUndo熱門話題小心會長過頭…網友推爆:「真的長得超誇張!」熱門話題UndoCNN with DBS BankWhat Banks Did To Help Corporations Mitigate Future CrisesCNN with DBS BankUndoLoans | Search AdsNeed a loan? Search hereLoans | Search AdsUndoKeto减肥1個簡單的妙招一夜「融化」腹部贅肉(今晚試試)Keto减肥UndoSmart Tech TrendOver 55? You Have to Try Those Revolutionary Glasses!Smart Tech TrendUndoEveryday KoalaThese Twins Were Named “Most Beautiful In The World,” Wait Till You See Them TodayEveryday KoalaUndolast_img read more

MLB players taking visible stance on social justice

first_img Written By Last Updated: 22nd July, 2020 12:21 IST MLB Players Taking Visible Stance On Social Justice Major League Baseball hasn’t always been at the forefront of the social justice movement in recent years, with leagues like the NBA and NFL usually taking center stage. First Published: 22nd July, 2020 12:21 IST Associated Press Television News Major League Baseball hasn’t always been at the forefront of the social justice movement in recent years, with leagues like the NBA and NFL usually taking center stage.But in the aftermath of George Floyd’s death in Minneapolis — and because of the quirks of a coronavirus-altered sports schedule — baseball is in the position of having the American sports world largely to itself for the next week.Even before Thursday’s opening day, players and coaches in the sport are taking a more active approach to supporting racial justice.Among the examples: San Francisco manager Gabe Kapler and several players kneeling during the national anthem before an exhibition game and several Dodgers — including NL MVP Cody Bellinger and three-time Cy Young Award winner Clayton Kershaw — speaking out about racial injustice in a video message .“I wanted to demonstrate my dissatisfaction with our clear systemic racism in our country and I wanted them (players) to know that they got to make their own decisions and we would respect and support those decisions,” Kapler said after Monday’s game. “I wanted them to feel safe in speaking up.”The most recent protests during the anthem seemed to draw the ire of President Donald Trump, who wrote on social media Tuesday morning : “Looking forward to live sports, but any time I witness a player kneeling during the National Anthem, a sign of great disrespect for our Country and our Flag, the game is over for me!”Baseball’s show of support for social justice continued Tuesday.The Milwaukee Brewers posted a picture on social media of nearly 20 players and coaches wearing shirts that read “Justice, Equality, Now.” The Brewers wore the shirts during their intrasquad game.It’s a marked change for baseball, which has dealt with a slow decline in the number of Black players for several decades. In recent seasons, the percentage of Black players has hovered around 8%. For a sport that proudly recognizes Jackie Robinson — who broke MLB’s color barrier in 1947 with the Brooklyn Dodgers — the decline has long been a source of frustration.Milwaukee Brewers outfielder Lorenzo Cain, who is Black, said that recent discussions with teammates have been encouraging.“There’s been a lot going on over the last few months, but with me and a few guys on the team, we’ve been holding Zoom calls about the issue at hand,” Cain said earlier this month. “We’re all coming together, talking about it. I’m educating them, I’m educating myself on everything that’s going on. We all just want things to change, want things to get better.”Miami Marlins pitcher Stephen Tarpley agreed that it’s something players are “actively talking about.” He said within the Marlins there “are a lot of good discussions, and a lot of open minds and open hearts.”He said the Marlins were still discussing ways to show on-the-field support.“I don’t know if we’re necessarily formulating anything huge, but little things are going to be what’s important to keep this thing rolling in the right direction,” Tarpley said. “I don’t think anything big needs to be necessarily done. Discussion is the first step. If we have everybody stand on that line and understand what the message is, that’s another step.”Kapler’s kneeling Monday was on the same field where former A’s catcher Bruce Maxwell in 2017 became the first major leaguer to kneel for the anthem. Former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick started taking a knee in 2016 to protest racial inequality and police mistreatment of minorities.Kaepernick and Maxwell were outliers during those days, when such actions were roundly criticized. But as baseball has shown during the past week, views have changed vastly in 2020.Arizona Diamondbacks GM Mike Hazen and manager Torey Lovullo said they’ve had several discussions at the team level about the ways it wants to support social justice. They also said organizations were in talks with MLB about ways to show league-wide unity.Hazen said any show of support shouldn’t be a one-day event.“Opening day will be another marker in that, but it’s going to continue to endure beyond that as well,” Hazen said. “The changes, in terms of highlighting systemic racism, injustice, equality, those issues are going to be here forever.”It’s on all of us to do what we should be doing to stamp those things out.”(Image credit: AP) FOLLOW UScenter_img WATCH US LIVE COMMENT LIVE TV SUBSCRIBE TO USlast_img read more

Simply a class above

first_imgBy Nick Creely WGCA DISTRICT DIVISION REVIEW – ROUND 5 (DAY ONE) Devon Meadows continue to show they are a…[To read the rest of this story Subscribe or Login to the Gazette Access Pass] Thanks for reading the Pakenham Berwick Gazette. Subscribe or Login to read the rest of this content with the Gazette Digital Access Pass subscription.last_img