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MJP panel leans toward ‘safe harbors’

first_imgA Florida Bar commission studying multijurisdictional practices is leaning toward recommending a “safe harbor” approach to guide lawyers who cross state boundaries in the course of representing their clients.Commission Chair Richard Gilbert reported to the Board of Governors on February 1 that the panel plans to have its report to the board for its March 15 meeting in Tallahassee. The board wants to forward their comments to a special ABA MJP commission that meets six days later.Gilbert noted the Bar commission had a public hearing at the January Midyear Meeting and received comments. Some speakers, he noted, said they needed more time, but he said the commission and the board need to finish their work before the ABA panel meets again.MJP involves things such as a lawyer traveling to another state, where he or she is not licensed, to take a deposition. Or a lawyer responding to a client who has a question about another state’s laws, who has a business that crosses state borders, or needs mediation and arbitration help in another state.Proposals, Gilbert said, have included:• Creating a national licensing agency for lawyers, superceding the current state controls.• Treating a lawyer’s license like a driver’s license, where a license from one state would be recognized and honored in all other states.• Creating a “green card” system where a visiting lawyer would register in another state, pay a fee, and be regulated accordingly.• Creating “safe harbors” where certain conduct would be presumed okay if conducted in a state where the lawyer is not licensed.Both the ABA and the Bar commissions are leaning toward the safe harbor approach, Gilbert said, although what conduct should be included is still up in the air.The ABA panel’s preliminary recommendations include that protected conduct should be reasonable and not create an unnecessary risk, allowing lawyers to be admitted by motion to handle a matter as long as they have graduated from an accredited school and meet other standards, creating a uniform pro hac vice rule, and having reciprocal recognition of disciplinary sanctions, he said.Gilbert said the Bar commission does not like the motion practice admission proposal, modified the reciprocal discipline ideas, and thought the no harm standards for practicing in a foreign jurisdiction were too vague.“We followed the concept of having certain safe harbors that would provide shelter for performing temporary legal services outside your home state where you are licensed,” Gilbert said.He said the commission’s written report would be ready by the March 15 meeting, and said he hopes to hear from more sections and committees before then. MJP panel leans toward ‘safe harbors’ MJP panel leans toward ‘safe harbors’center_img March 1, 2002 Regular Newslast_img read more

Coronavirus: Ex-Real Madrid president dies

first_imgRelatedPosts COVID-19: NCAA to revoke erring airlines licence over non-compliance FRSC to Schools: We’ll arrest, prosecute drivers who flout COVID-19 rules Sanwo-Olu: We’re committed to fulfilling promises to Lagosians Ex-Real Madrid president Lorenzo Sanz has passed away after suffering from coronavirus. The Spaniard was at the club’s helm between 1995 and 2000, overseeing a period of vast success. The 76-year-old was admitted to hospital this week after initially refusing to leave his home in order to not strain the resources amid the pandemic. Sanz tested positive for COVID-19 after suffering from a fever for over a week before his admission. Real Madrid issued a statement to their former chief on March 18, wishing him a speedy recovery. “Dear Lorenzo Sanz, all our support and best wishes,” a tweet from the club read. “A lot of strength and a lot of encouragement from the entire great Madrid family. #RealMadrid.” And Lorenzo’s son Fernando issued an update on Friday evening. “We’ve finished speaking to the doctor and the news isn’t good at all,” he said on social media. ”As well as respiratory failure, he also has a renal failure due to the serious infection. ”We have to wait 24 hours but, due to his age, it’s complicated. ”The worst thing is not being alongside him.” But Spanish press report the 76-year-old has passed away. Sanz first arrived on the Madrid board back in 1985. Ten years later, he was president, with Fabio Capello in the dugout. Madrid won two Champions League titles during Sanz’s tenure.— Tags: CoronavirusCOVID-19Lorenzo SanzReal Madridlast_img read more