Kelly Overstreet Johnson named president-elect

first_img January 1, 2003 Gary Blankenship Senior Editor Regular News Kelly Overstreet Johnson named president-elect Kelly Overstreet Johnson named president-elect Senior EditorTallahassee attorney and Board of Governors member Kelly Overstreet Johnson has become president-elect designate of The Florida Bar.Johnson was the only candidate to file for Bar president in the upcoming 2003 elections. Filing ended 5 p.m. December 16. She will be sworn in as president-elect at the June Annual Meeting, when President-elect Miles McGrane takes the oath as president, and will become president in June 2004.“Wonderful, it’s a relief,” Johnson said of her unopposed run for the Bar’s top position. “I prepared as if I was going to get opposition, and I was committed to going forward with a contested election if necessary.”With no election to run, Johnson said she will focus on the issues that prompted her candidacy.“I want to continue the efforts of Bar President Tod Aronovitz and earlier presidents to improve the image of lawyers and let the public know the many positive things lawyers do on a daily basis,” she said. “I want to work with President-elect Miles McGrane and the Supreme Court on Article V funding issues.”Noting recent legislative changes that gave the governor all the appointments to judicial nominating commissions (the Bar does recommend slates of candidates for four of the nine seats), Johnson said she hopes to review the new process and work toward getting the most qualified candidates out of the JNCs.“The JNC process is vitally important and must function correctly to ensure the public benefits from the process by having judges who are fair and well-qualified sitting on the bench,” she said.And Johnson will seek to take another look at Bar advertising rules. Many lawyers still dislike or oppose lawyer advertising, believing it’s the largest cause of public discontent with the profession. But the U.S. Supreme Court has said advertising cannot be banned, and she wants to make sure the Bar’s rules are as consistent and simple as possible — and enforced.“We just need to get a handle on the advertising rules,” Johnson said, noting the Board of Governors has spent hours debating appeals on advertising cases. “It seems we spend an inordinate amount of time interpreting the rules, and there are consistency problems.”She plans to talk with McGrane about appointing a special committee to study the issue beginning during his presidential year, adding. “I think it’s going to take more than a year to take a comprehensive look at the advertising rules, and I would like to conclude the review during my term as president.”Seeking the Bar presidency seemed like a logical step for Johnson, who has an extensive resume of local, state, and national bar participation.“I have been involved in Bar work for most of my career and I’ve always enjoyed it,” she said. “I have loved my work on the Board of Governors and the Bar Executive Committee. After serving with other presidents, I realized I also had a desire to serve and thought I could do a good job.”Johnson graduated from Florida State University with a B.S. in Business in 1979, and three years later got her law degree, with honors, from FSU.She became a civil litigator with the Attorney General’s Office, then went to work for Ervin, Varn, Jacobs, Odom & Kitchen. She opened her own law office and then joined Broad and Cassel’s Tallahassee office in 1990, where she now is a partner.Johnson, an AV-rated lawyer, practices complex commercial litigation, including class actions suits, and employment and labor law.Johnson has served in various bar offices, including president of the Tallahassee Bar Association (where she was the first woman elected president) and the Tallahassee Women Lawyers. She served four years on The Florida Bar’s Young Lawyers Division Board of Governors, and two years in the ABA House of Delegates and is a fellow of the American Bar Foundation.She served four years each on the Second Circuit and the First District Court of Appeal judicial nominating commissions.Johnson was elected to the Bar Board of Governors in 1997. She has chaired the Communications and Disciplinary Review committees, is chair-elect of the Legislation Committee, and has served four years on the Executive Committee.She has also served on the Board Review Committee on Professional Ethics, the Certification Plan Appeals Committee, the Budget Committee, and the Program Evaluation Committee.last_img read more

The right point when canceling due to COVID-19

first_imgDue to various questions and interpretations about passenger rights in case of cancellation due to COVID-19, we bring an overview of passenger rights at the national level for all types of tourist services in case of cancellation due to COVID-19. According to Article 37, paragraph 6 of the said Act, the passenger has the right to terminate the contract of travel in a package before the start of the package without paying any fee for termination of the contract in case of unavoidable extraordinary circumstances that occurred at the destination or in its immediate vicinity and which significantly affect the fulfillment of the package arrangement or which significantly affect the transport of passengers to the destination. Act on the Provision of Services in Tourism (Official Gazette, nos. 130/17, 25/19 and 98/19), which transposed into the Croatian legal system Directive (EU) 2015/2302 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 25 November 2015 on travel in package arrangements and related travel arrangements, regulates the termination of the contract on travel in a package arrangement in extraordinary circumstances. Review of passenger rights in case of cancellations in exceptional circumstances or any restrictions for travel at EU level related to COVID-19: Frequently asked questions about cancellations of individually booked accommodation, car rentals and events due to the COVID-19 pandemic With special attention to the changes not covered by this document, ie the provisions of the Act related to the cancellation of travel in package arrangements and the moratorium on return to passengers with the issuance of vouchers which entered into force on 7.4.2020. 15.4.2020/XNUMX/XNUMX: center_img DECISION ON PROMULGATION OF THE LAW ON AMENDMENTS TO THE LAW ON PROVISION OF TOURISM SERVICES RULEBOOK ON THE MANNER OF USING VOUCHERS FOR UNFINISHED TRAVEL CONTRACTS IN A PACKAGE An “emergency” would be a situation beyond the control of the party invoking it, and its consequences could not have been avoided even if all the necessary measures had been taken. Significant risks to human health, such as the outbreak of a serious disease such as COVID-19 at or near the destination, would generally be considered such an emergency, the Ministry of Tourism and Sports said in a document. “Review of passenger rights in the event of a COVID-19 pandemic”last_img read more

Style, size and space a big tick in this waterfront house

first_img5046 Emerald Islands Drive, Emerald Islands.MOST Sundays you can find the Bamonte family at the Emerald Lakes Markets.It’s testament to the great walkability of Emerald Lakes where Bruno Bamonte and his family live at 5046 Emerald Island Drive.“We take the dogs down and stop at the cafes, it really is bliss,” Mr Bamonte said.5046 Emerald Islands Drive, Emerald Islands.The Bamonte family bought the property in 2008 mainly because of the location and size of the house.“We have four daughters and when we moved in they were all still young adults and needed space so we were pretty much sold on the five bathrooms and five bedrooms,” Mr Bamonte said.The waterfront aspect was also one of the biggest drawcards.5046 Emerald Islands Drive, Emerald Islands.More from news02:37Purchasers snap up every residence in the $40 million Siarn Palm Beach North3 hours ago02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa23 hours ago“It’s quiet, peaceful and has a lovely southeast facing aspect,” Mr Bamonte said.“I enjoy coming home and catching up with my day in the home office.We bought the house a few months after the original owners had built it and it still had the new-house feel to it.5046 Emerald Islands Drive, Emerald Islands.They told us they had designed it for a large family so it suited us perfectly.”Love dream homes?  Here are a few we found earlier:Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 1:38Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -1:38 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD540p540p360p360p270p270pAutoA, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenClose Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Dream Home: Carlton North01:38 Related videos 01:38Dream Home: Carlton North02:10Dream Home: Manly00:45Dream Architecture: Mandalay House02:17Dream Home: Box Hill North02:08Dream Home: Buderim00:27Masterpiece home Mr Bamonte said the property also comes with a two-tonne granite dining table.“We had it made for the house but it is a little too heavy to take with us,” he said.5046 Emerald Islands Drive, Emerald Islands.last_img read more

India great Dhoni retires from international cricket

first_imgShortly after Dhoni’s announcement, former India all-rounder Suresh Raina also said he was retiring from international cricket “It was nothing but lovely playing with you (Dhoni),” Raina, a Chennai teammate, wrote on Instagram. “With my heart full of pride, I choose to join you in this journey. Thank you India.” As well as 18 tests and 78 T20s, the 33-year-old Raina played in 226 ODIs, where he averaged 35 with the bat, including 36 half-centuries and five 100s, and took 36 wickets. ___More AP sports: https://apnews.com/apf-sports and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports Dhoni, who played in 90 tests, 350 one-day internationals and 98 Twenty20s for his country, was dropped from India’s list of 27 centrally contracted players in January.Fellow India great S​achin Tendulkar said Dhoni’s contribution had been immense. “Winning the 2011 World Cup together has been the best moment of my life,” the 47-year-old former batting maestro tweeted. “Wishing you and your family all the very best for your 2nd innings.”Dhoni has not played international cricket since last year’s 50-over World Cup.He made his test debut in 2005 and retired from the longer format of the game nine years later.Dhoni was one of his country’s most successful captains before standing down as skipper of the limited-over teams in 2017. August 15, 2020 Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditNEW DELHI (AP) — India great Mahendra Singh Dhoni announced his retirement from international cricket on Saturday.“Thanks a lot for your love and support throughout. From 1929 hours consider me as retired,” the 39-year-old wicketkeeper-batsman posted on his Instagram account.The news came as he joined his Chennai Super Kings teammates ahead of next month’s Indian Premier League tournament which will be held in the United Arab Emirates because of the coronavirus pandemic. Under his stewardship, India won the T20 World Cup in 2007, the 50-over World Cup in 2011 and the Champions Trophy in 2013. The team also reached the top of the test rankings in 2009 under his leadership.In tests, Dhoni made 4,876 runs with the bat, averaging 38. He hit 33 half-centuries and six centuries, and also took 256 catches and made 38 stumpings.In ODIs, he totaled 10,773 runs, averaging 50. He hit 73 half-centuries and 10 centuries, and also took 321 catches and made 123 stumpings.In T20s, Dhoni made 1,617 runs, averaging 37. He hit two half-centuries, and also took 57 catches and made 34 stumpings. India great Dhoni retires from international cricket Associated Press last_img read more