Merriam police are asking for the public’s help to identify a suspect in a sexual assault that occurred Thursday night in a parking lot on 64th Terrace west of Antioch. The location is not far south of Shawnee Mission Parkway.Merriam police released the following information about the incident this morning:The Merriam Police is conducting an investigation on report of a sexual assault in the 8800 block of 64th Terrace that occurred around 9:30 PM on 9/17. The suspect is a white male, 35-39 years old 5’9”-6’0” tall, stocky build, shaved head with a short beard, wearing blue jeans and a white sleeveless shirt. Suspect was driving a blue 90’s model large sport utility vehicle- possibly a Chevrolet Suburban with rust around the rear wheel wells. The suspect assaulted a female victim in a parking lot at the listed location.The Merriam Police is requesting anyone with information or was in the area at the listed time to contact the Merriam Police Department or the TIPS Hotline (816) 474-8477.
Proposed board actions Proposed board actions April 30, 2011 Regular News Pursuant to Standing Board Policy 1.60, the Board of Governors of The Florida Bar publishes this notice of intent to consider the following items at its May 27 meeting in Key West. These matters are additionally governed by Rule 1-12.1, Rules Regulating The Florida Bar. Most amendments to the Rules Regulating The Florida Bar that are finally acted upon by the board must still be formally filed with the Supreme Court, with further notice and opportunity to be heard, before they are officially approved and become effective. To receive a full copy of the text of any of these proposed amendments call (850) 561-5751. Reference any requested proposal by its title or item number and date of this publication. RULES REGULATING THE FLORIDA BAR Chapter 3 Rules of Discipline Subchapter 3-6 Employment of Certain Attorneys or Former Attorneys 1. Rule 3-6.1 Employment of Certain Attorneys and Former Attorneys; Generally – Prohibited Conduct Summary: Adds new subdivision (d)(4) to prohibit suspended attorneys and former attorneys who have been disbarred, or whose disciplinary resignations or revocations have been allowed, from representing clients in administrative proceedings and before administrative agencies which allow nonlawyer agents or “qualified representatives” to represent clients in certain circumstances. Subchapter 3-7 Procedures 2. Rule 3-7.1 Procedures; Confidentiality Summary: Adds new subdivision (l)(3) to authorize release of confidential information on pending investigations upon receipt of a signed waiver by respondents who are applying for board certification to the Board of Legal Specialization and its committees; renumbers subdivision (l)(3) to (l)(4). 3. Rule 3-7.10 Reinstatement and Readmission Procedures — (f)(3)(G) and Comment Summary: Within subdivision (f)(3), clarifies that ordinary life activities do not constitute rehabilitation. Within subdivision (f)(3)(G) defines community and civic service. Within the comment, provides discussion and case law discussing community and civic service required for reinstatement. Chapter 20 Florida Registered Paralegal Program Subchapter 20-3 Eligibility Requirements 4. Rule 20-3.1 Requirements for Registration Summary: Deletes subdivision (c), Grandfathering because the provision sunsets March 1, 2011. Subchapter 20-4 Registration 5. Rule 20-4.1 Generally Summary: Within subdivision (a), codifies application requirement of supplying an attestation from the current employer; Deletes subdivision (a)(3) relating to grandfathering provision that is being sunsetted; Within subdivision (e) adds introductory language, changes registration fee to renewal fee and allows an FRP to file for an extension of time in which to pay the annual renewal fee — extends time to December 31; adds new subdivision (f) allowing FRPs employed by the government to pay their annual renewal in installments; adds new subdivision (g) exempting FRPs who are activated reserve members of the military from the payment of annual renewal. PROPOSED AMENDMENTS TO THE ADVERTISING RULES Proposed amendments to the lawyer advertising rules (currently Rules 4-7.1 through 4-7.10) eliminate the existing rules in their entirety, and replace them. The rules set forth a framework of application, required content, prohibited content, permissible content, specific rules for direct mail advertisements, the filing requirement, exemptions from the filing requirement, firm names and letterhead, and rules for lawyer referral services and lawyer directories. Rules prohibiting content set forth a specific rule followed by a non-exhaustive list of examples. Commentary provides further explanation of how the rules should be interpreted and provides specific examples of permissible and impermissible content. 6. Proposed Rule 4-7.1 Application of Rules – Sets forth what forms of media the lawyer advertising rules apply to, addresses application to Florida Bar members and lawyers admitted in other jurisdictions, and indicates that the rules apply to advertisements targetting referral sources. 7. Proposed Rule 4-7.2 Required Content – Requires that all advertisements include the name of lawyer or law firm responsible for content, a geographic disclosure of one or more bona fide offices by city, town or county, that the case will be referred to another lawyer if applicable, that required information must appear in all languages used in the ad, and that required information must be clearly legible and/or clearly audible. 8. Proposed Rule 4-7.3 Deceptive and Inherently Misleading Advertisements – Prohibits deceptive and inherently misleading ads and sets forth a non-exhaustive list of violations, including: material statements that are factually or legally inaccurate, omission of information necessary to not be misleading, implication of the existence of a non-existent fact, predictions or guarantees of success, references to past results unless objectively verifiable, comparisons or references to skills, experience, reputation or record unless objectively verifiable, references to areas of practice the lawyer doesn’t currently practice or intend to practice, use of the voice or image of someone who creates an erroneous impression of being a firm member without an appropriate disclaimer, a dramatization of an actual or fictitious event without an appropriate disclaimer, anything that would indicate the lawyer would violate Rules of Professional Conduct, testimonials that are misleading, statements or implications that the Florida Bar has approved the advertisement, and use of a judicial, executive or legislative branch title with or without modifiers, in reference to a current, former or retired judicial, executive or legislative branch official currently engaged in the practice of law. 9. Proposed Rule 4-7.4 Potentially Misleading Advertisements – Prohibits potentially misleading ads and sets forth a non-exhaustive list of violations, including: statements that are subject to reasonable varying interpretations without sufficient information to clarify, statements that are literally accurate but misleading, references to membership in organizations unless generally recognized within the legal profession as being a bona fide organization that makes its selections based upon objective and uniformly applied criteria and that includes among its members or those recognized a reasonable cross-section of the legal community the entity purports to cover, statements that a lawyer is board certified a specialist or an expert unless certified by The Florida Bar, another state with similar standards, or an ABA accredited organization (a disclaimer is required for ABA accredited organizations that are not accredited by The Florida Bar and a statement of the area of certification and the certifying organization is required for all statements of certification, specialization or expertise), and provision of fee information that does not disclose the client’s responsibility for costs. 10. Proposed Rule 4-7.5 Unduly Manipulative or Intrusive Advertisements – Prohibits unduly manipulative or intrusive advertisements and sets forth a non-exhaustive list of violations, including: appeals to emotions rather than to a rational evaluation of a lawyer’s suitability to represent the prospective client, use of the voice or image of a celebrity (except disc jockeys who are normally used to record advertisements and who are not endorsing the lawyer), and offers of an economic incentive to become a client. 11. Proposed Rule 4-7.6 Presumptively Valid Content – sets forth the “safe harbor” information that is presumed to be permissible, if true. 12. Proposed Rule 4-7.7 Payment for Advertising and Promotions – Prohibits paying for advertising of a lawyer not in the same firm, prohibits a lawyer from giving anything of value in exchange for referrals (except for paying for reasonable and permissible costs of ads, lawyer referral services and lawyer directories), and prohibits a nonlawyer for paying costs of a lawyer’s advertising. 13. Proposed Rule 4-7.8 Direct Contact with Prospective Clients – Prohibits direct, in person solicitation. Prohibits direct mail advertisements where the recipient is represented by another lawyer, where coercion or duress is involved, where the direct mail violates other advertising rules, where the lawyer knows or should know the person’s emotional state would overcome rational judgment in selecting a lawyer, within 30 days of a personal injury or wrongful death matter, or before a violence injunction is filed. Requires that the envelope face and every page of the direct mail ad be prominently marked “advertisement” in ink contrasting to both the page and other text; if e-mail, the subject line must begin “Advertisement.” Requires direct mail ads to have a written statement of qualifications and experience, requires direct mail enclosing contract to have “sample” and “do not sign” in red ink and type size one size larger than the largest type in the contract, prohibits direct mail from resembling legal documents or pleadings, requires statement that case will be referred to another lawyer where applicable. For targeted direct mail advertisements, requires the first sentence “If you have already retained a lawyer for this matter, please disregard this letter” and requires disclosure of where the lawyer obtained the information. Exempts communications between lawyers, between lawyers and their own family members, and between lawyers and their own current and former clients from application of the specific requirements for direct mail advertisements, except for the prohibitions stated above. 14. Proposed Rule 4-7.9 Evaluation of Advertisements – Requires ads to be filed at least 20 days before their first planned use, requires bar to review ads within 15 days of receipt of a complete filing, permits request of a preliminary opinion based on a draft or transcript, permits request of an opinion on an ad that is exempt from the filing requirement, prohibits request of an opinion on an entire website, permits request of an opinion on a specific page, provision, statement, illustration, or photograph on a website, limits review to facial review for compliance with specific lawyer advertising rules and imposes duty on lawyer to make sure ads are factually accurate, makes opinions binding on The Florida Bar in grievance proceeding with specific exceptions, requires The Florida Bar to notify filer that noncompliance may result in discipline, sets forth contents of complete filing which includes a fee of $150 for timely filings and $250 for late filings, requires re-filing if change in circumstances, with an additional fee not to exceed $100, requires filer to maintain copy of ad for 3 years after its last use which includes a list of addresses to whom direct mail is sent. 15. Proposed Rule 4-7.10 Exemptions from the Filing and Review Requirement – Exempts from the filing requirement ads in the public media limited to the safe harbor information set forth in rule 4-7.6, public service announcement as defined in the rule, listings in law list or bar publication, communications mailed only to other lawyers, current and former clients, and other lawyers, professional announcement cards sent only to other lawyers, relatives, close personal friends, and existing or former clients, and information on the lawyer’s website(s). 16. Proposed Rule 4-7.11 Firm Names and Letterhead – Prohibits law firm name or letterhead that violates the ad rules, permits use of non-misleading trade names, requires that lawyer who advertises under trade name practice under the name, permits use of same name for interstate law firm, but requires listing of jurisdictional limitations, prohibits a firm name from indicating partnership when not true, and sets forth requirements for lawyers employed by an insurance company who practice under the name of their supervisory lawyer. 17. Proposed Rule 4-7.12 Lawyer Referral Services – Prohibits accepting referrals from a lawyer referral service unless the service: uses only ads that comply with the lawyer ad rules, engages in no fee-splitting with the lawyer, refers clients only to persons who are authorized to provide legal services, carries or requires lawyers to carry malpractice insurance of at least $100,000, provides the bar with quarterly reports of participating lawyers, provides the bar with quarterly reports of who is authorized to act for the service, responds in writing within 15 days to any official bar inquiry, does not state or imply that it is endorsed by the Florida Bar, uses its legal or registered fictitious name in communications with the public, affirmatively states in communications with the public that it is a lawyer referral service, affirmatively states in ads that lawyers pay to participate. Makes lawyers who accept referrals responsible for ads on behalf of the service and defines lawyer referral service. 18. Proposed Rule 4-7.13 Lawyer Directory Defines lawyer directory, excluding certain local and voluntary bar associations and traditional telephone directories. Prohibits advertising in a directory unless the directory: disseminates only ads that comply with the lawyer advertising rules, receives only a flat weekly, monthly or annual charge and therefore engages in no fee-splitting with the lawyer, lists only persons who are authorized to provide legal services, responds in writing within 15 days to any official bar inquiry, does not state or imply that it is endorsed by the Florida Bar, uses its legal or registered fictitious name in communications with the public, and affirmatively states in communications with the public that it is a directory. STANDING BOARD POLICIES 1100 Series Meetings and Conventions 19. SBP 11.21 Resolutions at Annual Meeting Summary: Deletes SBP 11.21 in its entirety – obsolete after bylaw 2-5.2 was deleted in its entirety, effective March 9, 2011. 1500 Series Lawyer Regulation Policies 20. SBP 15.90 Review and Approval of Disciplinary Cost Payment Plans Summary: Within subdivision (a), adds “due to the Bar” to the title. Deletes subdivision (a)(2), restitution. Within subdivision (a)(3), renumbers and lowers from 90 to 30 the number of days after which diversion fees are delinquent. Deletes subdivision (a)(4), fee arbitration awards. Adds new subdivision (b) stating that restitution or arbitration awards awarded by courts of arbitration panels not paid within 30 days after the award or court order is final are payment delinquencies. Within subdivision (e) [proposed subdivision (f)] and (h) [proposed subdivision (i)] adds that review of payment plans of duration longer than one year must be reviewed by the Disciplinary Review Committee subject to final approval by the board of governors. Renumbers subsequent subdivisions accordingly. Other editorial and style changes made. SECTION BYLAWS 21. Bylaws – Appellate Practice Section ARTICLE V – DUTIES AND POWER OF EXECUTIVE COUNCIL Within Section 2., allows the secretary/treasurer to authorize section funds for expenses associated with activities included within the annual budget. Within Section 5, establishes procedures for expedited voting between meetings; defines binding action, indicates that binding action in expedited voting is by a majority of executive council members who have not abstained, and states that ex officio members will be deemed to have abstained unless they affirmatively state otherwise. 22. Bylaws – Real Property, Probate & Trust Law ARTICLE I – NAME AND PURPOSES Section 1. Name. Makes minor style change. Section 2. Purposes. Reorganizes and makes stylistic edits for greater clarity. Clarifies that the purview of the section extends to fields of law that are related to real property, probate and trust law, such as guardianship law. Clarifies that construction law is within the scope of real property law. Places a greater emphasis on section service to the public. ARTICLE II – SECTION MEMBERSHIP Section 1. Membership Types. Makes stylistic edits throughout for greater clarity. Subdivision (a) adds language to provide that if an active section member ceases to be a member of the section because the member is no longer a member of The Florida Bar in good standing, reinstatement as a member of The Florida Bar in good standing shall automatically reinstate the person as an active section member, provided that the member is current in the payment of section dues. Subdivision (d) moved to new Section 4 (see below) Section 2. Membership Year. Makes stylistic edits for greater clarity. Section 3. Dues. Makes stylistic edits for greater clarity. Section 4. New, moved from Section 2.(d). Title added and adds “misconduct involving moral turpitude” to the grounds for which section membership may be terminated by two-thirds vote of the executive council at an in-state meeting after notice and opportunity to be heard. Stylistic edits for greater clarity. ARTICLE III – ORGANIZATION Reorganizes and makes stylistic edits for greater clarity. Adds references to section liaisons, who are members of the executive council. ARTICLE IV – OFFICERS, ELECTED POSITIONS, AND EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE Section 1. Officers. Makes stylistic edits for greater clarity. Changes circuit representatives to at-large-members (See Article V for further explanation). Changes circuit representatives director to at-large-members director. Recognizes that there can be more than one representative for out-of-state members. Section 2. Qualifications. Clarifies that no person may serve as a section officer, representative for out-of-state members, or at-large-member unless they are an active section member and that the loss of that status shall cause the office or position to be vacant. Provides that, if the status as an active section member ceases because of a loss of status as a member of The Florida Bar in good standing that is solely attributable to a delinquency in (i) the payment of membership fees or dues; or (ii) completing continuing legal education requirements, reinstatement as a member of The Florida Bar in good standing and as an active section member shall automatically reinstate the member to the vacant office or position if it has not been filled. Section 3. Executive Committee. Reorganizes and makes stylistic edits for greater clarity. Provides that the executive committee shall have “authority to exercise the function of the executive council when and to the extent authorized by the executive council with respect to a specific matter, and on any other matter which the executive committee reasonably determines requires action between meetings of the executive council.” Current bylaws provide that the executive committee has the “authority to take emergency action on behalf of the executive council between regular executive council meetings.” Requires that all action taken by the executive committee on behalf of the executive council be reported to the executive council at its next meeting. Provides that the executive committee shall make recommendations for consideration by the chair-elect in appointing chairs and vice chairs of section committees and section liaisons. Provides that the executive committee shall make recommendations for consideration by the long-range planning committee in submitting nominees for at-large-members. Section 4. Nominating Procedure. Reorganizes and makes stylistic edits for greater clarity. Changes circuit representatives to at-large-members (See Article V for further explanation). Changes circuit representatives director to at-large-members director. Recognizes that there can be more than one representative for out-of-state members. Provides that, if the office of chair-elect becomes vacant during the year, the nominations submitted by the long-range planning committee for the following year shall include a nominee for the office of section chair. Provides that, in submitting nominations for at-large-members, the long-range planning committee shall consider recommendations from the at-large-members director and the executive committee. Increases from ten to twenty-five, the minimum number of section members needed to make nominations for any elected section office or position in addition to the nominations made by the long-range planning committee. Section 5. Election and Term of Offices and Positions. Reorganizes and makes stylistic edits for greater clarity. Changes circuit representatives to at-large-members (See Article V for further explanation). Recognizes that there can be more than one representative for out-of-state members. Requires that the election meeting for the election of officers, representatives for out-of-state members, and at-large-members, be held prior to July 1 of each year. Provides that the one year term of persons elected to an office or position shall begin on July 1. Current bylaws provide that the term begins at the conclusion of the annual convention of The Florida Bar. Section 6. Duties of Officers. Provides several refinements and clarifications in the duties of section officers. Provides that the at-large-members director shall have responsibility for the at-large-member and shall provide recommendations to the long-range planning committee for nominating at-large-members nominees, define the responsibilities of the at-large-members, and evaluate their performance. Section 7. Vacancies. Establishes rules and procedures for filling vacancies in section offices and eliminates conflicting provisions contained in current bylaws. Provides that a vacancy in the office of section chair shall be filled by the chair-elect. Provides that, in the event of a vacancy in the office of chair-elect, the duties of that office shall be assumed by the chair and a new chair shall be elected at next election meeting. Provides that, in the event of vacancies in the offices of both chair and chair-elect, the long-range planning committee shall select a chair, who shall also assume the duties of the chair-elect, and that a new chair and chair-elect shall be elected at next election meeting. Provides that vacancies in any other office which occur within six weeks of the next in-state executive council meeting shall be filled by the executive council at that meeting. If the vacancy occurs more than six weeks prior to such a meeting, the vacancy shall be filled by the executive committee. Provides that vacancies in the positions of member-at-large or representative for out-of-state members shall be filled by the chair. ARTICLE V – EXECUTIVE COUNCIL Section 1. Powers and Duties. Reorganizes and makes stylistic edits for greater clarity. Section 2. Membership. Makes stylistic edits for greater clarity. Clarifies that vice chairs of section committees and section liaisons are executive council members. Authorizes more than one representative for out-of-state members. Changes circuit representatives to at-large-members. Changes circuit representatives director to at-large-members director. Section 3. At-Large-Members and Regional Representation. Reorganizes and makes stylistic edits for greater clarity. Provides that the at-large-members category of executive council membership is intended to help the section achieve its goal of maintaining active, productive members on the executive council, while preserving regional representation. To be considered for nomination as an at-large-member, prospective members must demonstrate the willingness and ability, through previous committee leadership or otherwise, to assist the section with its needs. It is anticipated that the existence of the at-large-members category of membership will facilitate a more efficient and effective allocation of resources within the executive council. Provides that, to the extent that section officers, chairs and vice chairs of section committees, section liaisons, and representatives for the out-of-state members of the section serving on the executive council do not include geographical representation from each judicial circuit and outside of Florida, the at-large-members should include such representation when reasonably practicable. The current bylaws require at least one circuit representative from each judicial circuit. Section 4. Attendance. Reorganizes and makes stylistic edits for greater clarity. Increases the procedural requirements that must be complied with to reestablish executive council membership following an automatic resignation resulting from a failure to comply with the mandatory attendance requirement for executive council meetings.ARTICLE VI – SECTION COMMITTEES AND LIAISONS Section 1. Committees. Makes stylistic edits for greater clarity. Gives the section chair the authority to dissolve section committees and eliminate section liaison positions. Section 2. Section Committee Chairs and Liaisons. Makes stylistic edits for greater clarity. Gives the chair-elect the authority to appoint committee chairs, committee vice chairs, and section liaisons for the coming year during which the chair-elect will serve as section chair. Gives the section chair the authority to remove committee chairs, committee vice chairs, and section liaisons, and to fill vacancies in those positions. Section 3. Committee Members. Gives committee chairs the authority to appoint and remove members to and from section committees. Section 4. Section Membership Requirement. Provides that no person may serve as a (i) chair, vice chair, or voting member of any section committee; or (ii) section liaison, unless they are an active section member, and that the loss of that status shall cause the position to be vacant. Further provides that if status of an active section member ceases because of a loss of status as a member of The Florida Bar in good standing that is solely attributable to a delinquency in (i) the payment of membership fees or dues; or (ii) completing continuing legal education requirements, reinstatement as a member of The Florida Bar in good standing and as an active section member shall automatically reinstate the member to the vacant position if it has not been filled. Section 5. Committee Reports. Requires that the chairs of section committees provide annual reports to the executive committee and clarifies the confidential status of those reports.ARTICLE VII – MEETINGS Section 1. Annual/Election Meeting of the Section. Makes stylistic edits for greater clarity. Requires that the annual election meeting of the section be held prior to July 1 of each year and provides that voting by proxy is not permitted at that meeting. Section 2. Executive Council Meetings. Makes stylistic edits for greater clarity. Clarifies that the executive council must conduct at least three in-state meetings each year. Provides that voting by proxy at executive council meetings is not permitted. Authorizes the executive council to transact business by voting on matters electronically. Section 3. Executive Committee Meetings. Makes stylistic edits for greater clarity. Provides that the chair shall fix the date and location and give notice of meetings of the executive committee, and requires that it hold an organizational meeting prior to the beginning of each membership year. Provides that voting by proxy at executive committee meetings is not permitted. Provides that the executive committee may also take action by mail, e-mail, or telephone. New Section 4. Provides that, in conducting meetings of the section and its subdivisions, provisions contained in these bylaws shall prevail over any conflicting provision in Robert’s Rules of Order, and that the section chair may appoint a parliamentarian to advise and assist the section chair or any other person presiding over a meeting of the section or any of its subdivisions in connection with any procedural issues that may arise. Provides that persons who are not members of the executive council may address the executive council at meetings only with the permission of the section chair or by vote of two-thirds of the members of the executive council present (without debate). MOVED FROM ARTICLE IX. SECTION 6.ARTICLE VIII – LEGISLATIVE, ADMINISTRATIVE, AND JUDICIAL POSITIONS Streamlines, simplifies, and substantially revises the legislation Article in the current bylaws its entirety. Section 1. Authority. Provides that the section may be involved in legislative, administrative, and judicial (including amicus curiae and court rule) activities that are within the purview of the section, provided that those activities are consistent with the purposes of the section and the policies promulgated by the board of governors, both of which are incorporated into this section). Section 2. Section Positions. Implements new terminology of “section position,” which includes all legislative, administrative, or judicial (including amicus curiae and court rule) positions, and establishes a uniform procedure for the adoption of all section positions. Section 3. Legislation Committee. Eliminates the legislation review committee as unnecessary, and provides for only one legislation committee, composed of a committee chair, a vice chair for real property, a vice chair for probate and trust, the section chair, the section chair-elect, the director of the real property law division, the director of the probate and trust law division, and such other members of the executive council as are appointed by the chair of the legislation committee with the approval of the section chair. Section 4. Procedures for Adopting and Reporting Section Positions. Requires that a proposed section position be included on the agenda for the executive council meeting and that supporting documentation be distributed to the executive council at least one week prior to the executive council meeting, unless those requirements are waived by two-thirds of the members of the executive council present at that meeting. Provides that the adoption of a section position requires that two-thirds of the executive council members present at the meeting approve it and find that it is within the purview of the section, as defined in section 1 of this article. Further provides that voting by proxy is not permitted. Provides that, in those circumstances where the executive committee is authorized to adopt a section position because time constraints do not permit action by the executive council, approval of the section position requires a two-thirds vote of the executive committee. Further provides that the adoption of a section position by the executive committee shall be reported to the executive council at its next meeting. Requires that written notice of the adoption of a section position be promptly given to The Florida Bar and circulated for comment to all divisions, sections, and committees of The Florida Bar that are believed to be interested in the matter. Provides that a section position may not be advanced by the section unless it has been submitted to, and not disapproved by, the board of governors. Provides that a section position shall remain in force for the current biennial legislative session unless rescinded by the board of governors. Provides that the section shall not participate as an amicus curiae without the consent of the board of governors. Requires that section positions shall be clearly identified as positions of the section, and not those of The Florida Bar. Section 5. Expenses Incurred in Advancing Section Positions. Provides that if the section lobbyist or section chair requests the appearance of a section member to advance a section position, the member’s reasonable expenses shall be paid by the section in accordance with its budgetary policies. Section 6. Section Lobbyist. Makes stylistic edits for greater clarity. Provides that the section may retain a lobbyist to assist the section in its legislative activities or matters, subject to the approval of the board of governors. Eliminates unnecessary provisions concerning the furnishing of information, budgeting, and payments to a section lobbyist.ARTICLE IX – MISCELLANEOUS Section 1. Integrity of Section Proceedings. Disclosure of Conflict and Recusal. Includes an ethics and conflict of interest policy requiring disclosure and possible recusal by section members from participation in section proceedings on matters where facts or circumstances exist that would reasonably bring into question an accusation that a section member is biased, prejudiced, or possesses a conflict of interest with respect to that matter. Section 2. Action of The Florida Bar. Renumbered with no change in content. Section 3. Compensation and Expenses. Continues current prohibition on salary or compensation paid to any section member, while allowing reimbursement of reasonable and necessary expenses. The current bylaw requirement of obtaining specific authorization from the section chair and treasurer, or the executive council, for reimbursements is eliminated. Section 4. Policies of the Section. Makes stylistic edits for greater clarity. Eliminates current bylaw provision that all prior policies adopted by the section shall be rescinded by these bylaws. Section 5. Amendments. Makes stylistic edits for greater clarity. Section 6. Conduct of Meetings. MOVED TO ARTICLE VII. SECTION 4. Section 6. Notice. (New) Provides that any bylaw requirement that notice, information, or materials be furnished may be satisfied by (i) any method of delivery specified in the requirement; (ii) transmitting the notice, information or materials by e-mail to any email address provided by the recipient to The Florida Bar; or (iii) posting the notice, information, or materials to the section’s website and notifying the member of the posting by e-mail to any e-mail address provided by the recipient to The Florida Bar. Section 7. Effective Date. (New) Provides that these bylaws shall be effective as of July 1, 2010, or upon their adoption by the executive council, or upon their approval by the board of governors, whichever occurs later. Provides that upon these revised and restated bylaws becoming effective, each existing circuit representative will automatically become an at-large-member, and the existing circuit representatives director will automatically become the at-large-members director.
PPG general manager Kevin Stephens said it was timely to hold the meeting in Rio with Brazil gearing up for major international events including the 2014 World Cup and the Olympics Games in 2016.Stephens said: “PPG members have also been successfully working on project cargos in the region for some time, particularly in regard to supporting the renewable energy industry.”PPG member for Brazil, Lisboa Despachos Internacionais, will be the local host assisting with the organisation of the conference.Managing director Dominik Keller said: “Hosting the PPG conference in Rio provides the opportunity to showcase the business opportunities and partnerships that are available in Brazil and throughout South America.”PPG members, represented in over 100 countries, voted for the Brazilian venue at the conclusion of this year’s annual conference in Antwerp.
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