Applications being taken for ‘Residentn at Law’ program August 1, 2013 Regular News Applications being taken for ‘Resident at Law’ program Laird A. Lile, P.A., is accepting applications for its “Resident At Law” program.The Naples firm is seeking a 2013 law school graduate (including from a tax or estate planning LL.M. program) with an interest in the substantive areas of estates, trusts, taxation, and related subjects.The “Resident at Law” program was instituted by the firm in 2011 for the purpose of providing in-depth training in a trust and estate law practice environment, prior to entering the traditional practice of law.The resident will:* Participate in substantive aspects of the practice of law at the firm (See LairdALile.com for information regarding the firm’s practice).* Learn the practical aspects of the business of a law firm.* Join, and be active in, local and state bar organizations.* Prepare continuing legal education programs.The resident will not have “billable hour” requirements. The resident will be expected to be fully engaged in professional activities (including client projects and bar activities) an average of 50 to 60 hours a week.The program will commence in September and conclude in May 2015. The financial stipend paid by the firm to the resident will be $4,000 per month. In addition, the firm will pay costs associated with attending local and state bar meetings and provide professional negligence insurance.To be considered, submit a letter, resume, three references, and a writing sample to [email protected] by August 16. Finalists will be contacted by August 27 for an interview. The successful candidate will have a demonstrated interest in the estate and trust practice areas, be adept with technology, be extraordinarily attentive to detail, and exhibit a strong work ethic.
An increased emphasis on sustainable business practice has led to an expansion in the roles of in-house lawyers, according to research.A report from national firm Bond Dickinson Beyond Responsibility: The emerging role of legal counsel in sustainable business, finds that changes in legislation and regulation, along with a number of high-profile corporate collapses and scandals in recent years, have led to a re-evaluation of sustainability practices.Of the 60 general counsel surveyed across a number of sectors, 71% said that a greater focus on governance has had a ‘major’ or ‘measurable’ impact on operations.As such 33% reported formal changes to their roles and responsibilities. Around 37% said they had established sustainable business structures and policies internally, while 35% said they had advised on legal issues relating to corporate sustainability projects and initiatives.Victor Tettmar, executive partner at Bond Dickinson, said boards are increasingly looking to their legal advisers to contribute at a strategic level.He said: ‘Sustainability is proving a legitimate career development path for senior lawyers looking to develop their roles within the in-house structure.’However, 72% said market forces rather than legal requirements would have the greatest impact on sustainability practices in the next five years.GCs said customers are increasingly requiring businesses to demonstrate sustainable business practices.
By MARTHA McCLAINSpecial to the PRESSLaguna Vista Councilman Gary Meschi resigned his Place Five seat here Wednesday.In his resignation letter, Meschi cited personal reasons for the resignation, but also said he could not work with a Council that did not make decisions in the best interest of the community.His action came after Tuesday’s regular Town meeting which included an executive session item dealing with a proposed new lease to the Laguna Madre Recreation Association, which operates the Town’s marina.The Council has worked for more than a year to create a new agreement which would have increased lease payments to the Town, tightened LVRFA performance requirements and potentially have resulted in the creation of a free public waterfront park on the land adjacent to the marina.The LVRA has a $1 per year lease agreement with the Town-owned Marina which has some 130 paid memberships. The association had requested an extension of the current lease that expires on Sept. 26, 2021, rather than a new lease. The marina association charges members $140 per year for launching privileges.Want the whole story? Pick up a copy of the Port Isabel-South Padre Press, or subscribe to our E-Edition by clicking here. RelatedMarina’s future discussedBy MARTHA McCLAIN Special to the PRESS A workshop session to discuss the future of the Laguna Vista Marina will be scheduled for Town Council, Laguna Vista Recreational Association members and the public. The date and time for the session was not available at Press time. Two Council agenda items relating…March 8, 2015In “News”New marina lease under considerationBy MARTHA McCLAIN Special to the PRESS A 16-page proposed lease agreement, with a survey that provides meets and bounds of the 2.7 acre tract where the Town of Laguna Vista’s marina is located, is in the hands of members of the Laguna Vista Recreation Association Inc. The Town Council recently…May 6, 2016In “News”100 votes cast in Laguna Vista raceBy MARTHA McCLAIN Special to the PRESS A total of 100 votes have been cast in early voting in the Laguna Vista Special City Council Election at City Hall as of Nov. 1, according to numbers released by Election Judge Alma Deckard. The State Legislature also referred seven constitutional amendments to the ballot.…November 3, 2017In “News” Share
Fulham midfielder Lasse Vigen Christensen will need to be managed back to full fitness slowly, according to manager Kit Symons.The Dane aggravated a hamstring injury in last Saturday’s goalless draw with Wolves, lasting only 32 minutes on his return before limping off.Christensen had been declared fit after just one day of full training but Symons said this time he will ensure the in-form midfielder is up to speed before throwing him back in.AdChoices广告The Whites boss said: “Lasse Christensen is a bit of a frustrating one.“It’s not too bad, it’s very similar to what he did against Bournemouth.“It’s certainly a less serious one but we’ll make sure we get him right and build him up slowly and make sure he’s going to be right to come back in.”While Christensen will miss Saturday’s trip to Cardiff, Fulham’s midfield numbers are swelled by the return of Alex Kacankilic and Ryan Tunnicliffe, who have been recalled from loan spells.Kacaniklic played 45 minutes of a behind-closed-doors friendly win over Portsmouth on Tuesday. Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebook See also:Fulham boss rules out Christensen saleFulham face replay after draw with WolvesSymons ‘kicking himself’ over Christensen
…on Parliamentary protocolsThe Speaker and the Clerk – and a host of commentators — made a big stink about “the Protocols of Parliament” during the Budget Debate. The Clerk even issued a detailed list of “dos and don’ts” for the Parliamentarians. Nothing wrong with that, your Eyewitness is as peeved as anyone else at MPs eating in Parliament; (painfully) reading their speeches, or not genuflecting to the Speaker when leaving the Chamber etc.But he’s even more peeved that none of these guardians of Parliamentary propriety is concerned about the trammeling of the more substantive rules with the tacit acceptance of the Speaker. Take the matter of Prime Minister Moses Nagamootoo, who was sworn in to perform the duties of the President when the latter was away in Cuba. The Opposition made cogent arguments, citing the relevant sections of the Constitution, which ineluctably concluded this “squatting” just wasn’t kosher.They then formally petitioned the Speaker to order Mr Nagamootoo to remove himself from the premises and not participate in the debate. The Speaker duly solemnly PROMISED to give a ruling on the petition. It’s a good thing the Opposition MPs weren’t holding their breaths waiting for the ruling; because, five days down the road, with the final aspect of the Budget – consideration of the Estimates – about to end, nothing’s been said by the Speaker.And this is what’s so hypocritical about the big brouhaha over some MPs picking their noses in the National Assembly. Sure, it’s gross, but is that the alpha and omega of the “rightness” of Parliamentary behaviour? All the rules of Parliamentary practices that are intended to facilitate the fundamental values of constitutionalism are adhered to; and the most important is the “rule of law” – that no one is above the law — and it should be applied without fear or favour.The Prime Minister, acting for the President, is not above the strictures of the Constitution. There has been one opinion proffered that the PRIME Minister is not a “Minister” and the Constitutional Articles cited by the Opposition refer to “Minister”. This is like saying a Prime number isn’t a number!! Nagamootoo might be a specific type of minister – the PRIME one – but he’s still a Minister who’s been sworn in to act as President.Now, if the Speaker disagrees with the Opposition’s argument in their petition, he should so state, as he promised. By remaining mute, he’s allowing the matter to become moot, since the debate is going to be over. This is tantamount to ruling in favour of the Government, but without any stated reasons.By worrying about form, he ignores the substance of Parliamentary procedures, and commits the sin of “ignoratio elenchi”, or missing the point.…on gas for electricity generationThis fellow Patterson’s definitely full of gas on the 200MW gas-fired electricity plant he keeps mouthing off about. From the very beginning, Exxon’s been pointing out that our gas will be coming up with the oil – hence “associated gas” — and will be separated in their Floating Production and Storage Unit (FPSU). They’ve made it clear that it’s in Guyana’s interest to reinject the gas into the field to bring up more oil, rather than using far more expensive specialised “muds”. Since we’re receiving 50% of oil profits, and oil has a far greater selling price than natural gas, it’s in our interest to go along with it.So, one wonders at the idee fixe of Patterson on his gaseous idea. Did he consider costs? There has to be the power plant; a liquefaction plant to convert and store the gas to LPG, then a regassification plant to supply the gas. Costing at least US$500M!!And let’s not even talk about the transmission costs!!…on Constitutional ChangeGuyanese ought to heed this folk wisdom: “wha rain na full, dew cyaan full”!” when they hear about the Government summoning two meetings of the “Parliamentary Committee on Constitutional Change” in as many weeks, when they only had one in the last YEAR!!
Newcastle United and Southampton target Yann Karamoh is finally set to join Inter Milan.The Italian club have been negotiating a deal with Caen for weeks and it was feared talks could collapse.However, according to Telefoot, everything is now in place for the winger to move to the San Siro before Thursday’s deadline.Inter will reportedly shell out around £7.25m to land Karamoh, but that amount could rise over time due to various bonuses.The 19-year-old’s decision to move to Italy will come as a major blow to both Newcastle and Southampton, who had been tracking the France Under-21 international this summer.Caen had been hoping to keep hold of Karamoh but, after he refused to extend his contract past 2018, they have decided to cash in on him now. Caen have decided to cash in on the 19-year-old 1