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first_img T he Florida Supreme Court recently issued six orders permanently prohibiting nine persons and/or corporations from engaging in the unlicensed practice of law, and issued three orders finding four persons and/or corporations guilty of indirect criminal contempt.The following entities are prohibited from engaging in the unlicensed practice of law: Robert Kolodner, Tampa, found guilty of indirect criminal contempt, following an April 11, 2002, court order. Kolodner is further placed on probation for one year. He also received a five month and 29 day suspended jail sentence pending successful probation. Kolodner, individually and as president of Jacobs & Matthews, Inc., and Solomon & Forbes, Inc., entered a guilty plea of indirect criminal contempt of a Feb. 4, 1999, court order prohibiting him from engaging in the unlicensed practice of law. Kolodner held himself out as an attorney on several occasions. He negotiated, or offered to negotiate, settlements in legal actions and gave legal advice. (Case no. SC01-2018) Jennifer Horn, Largo, permanently enjoined from engaging in the unlicensed practice of law, following an April 4, 2002, court order. Horn acted as the legal representative for two individuals attempting to obtain a refund of monies. Horn prepared an agreement drafted on the letterhead of Jennifer Rene Horn, Esquire, and signed it as “Jennifer Horn, Esquire, Attorney at Law.” She also sent and signed a “Final Notice Before Legal Action” which was typed on the letterhead of Largo Legal Services. (Case no. SC01-1320) Janelle Services, Inc. d/b/a American Heritage Estate Services, and Bruce Hearon, Venice, permanently enjoined from engaging in the unlicensed practice of law, following a March 28, 2002, court order. Hearon, individually and as president of Janelle Services, Inc. d/b/a American Heritage Estate Services, was engaged in Florida in the business of the sale, assembly, drafting, execution, and funding of estate planning documents including living trusts, wills, durable powers of attorney, and other related documents to residents of Florida. (Case no. SC01-250) Robert E. Hughes, Sr., Clearwater, found guilty of indirect criminal contempt for engaging in the unlicensed practice of law, following a July 11, 2002, court opinion. He also received a 90-day suspended jail sentence contingent upon his full compliance with a previous injunction. Hughes violated a 1997 injunction enjoining him from counseling, advising, and preparing documents for individuals in the creation and transfer of land trusts. He advised others about land trusts and drafted land trust forms that he used to create or transfer land trusts. (Case no. SC01-617) Mark Romero, Miami, permanently enjoined from engaging in the unlicensed practice of law, following a July 3, 2002, court order. Romero held himself out as an attorney. (Case no. SC02-1393) Michael Levine, North Miami Beach, permanently enjoined from engaging in the unlicensed practice of law, following a September 5, 2002, court order. Levine represented an individual in a criminal matter. (Case no. SC02-1588) Roberto Martinez and Omar Cordero, Miami, found guilty of indirect criminal contempt, following a July 11, 2002, court order. Martinez and Cordero are further placed on probation for one year. They also received five month and 29 day suspended jail sentences pending successful completion of their probation. On March 20, 2002, Martinez and Cordero pleaded guilty to violating an injunction entered by the Supreme Court of Florida on November 12, 1999. They held themselves out as being attorneys, prepared immigration papers for others, answered legal questions, allowed members of the public to rely on them to properly prepare legal forms or documents, failed to post a sign in their office stating that they were not attorneys, failed to provide their employees with a copy of the 1999 stipulation they entered into, and failed to pay the costs assessed against them in the previous case. (Case no. SC01-2389) Enrique Santiago, Miami, permanently enjoined from engaging in the unlicensed practice of law, following a July 11, 2002, court order. Santiago engaged in the unlicensed practice of law by holding himself out as an attorney and by giving legal advice in immigration matters. (Case no. SC02-184) Darryl Mizer, individually and d/b/a Darryl Mizer & Associates, Sarasota, permanently enjoined from engaging in the unlicensed practice of law, following an August 22, 2002, court order. Mizer provided legal assistance to individuals who were defendants in foreclosure lawsuits. (Case no. SC02-246) Court orders are not final until time expires to file a rehearing motion and, if filed, determined. The filing of such a motion does not alter the effective date of the discipline. March 1, 2003 Regular News UPL Actionslast_img read more

Wellington High School bulletin: Tuesday, August 26, 2014

first_imgSubmitted to Sumner Newscow — Today’s Wellington High School bulletin for Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2014This week’s schedule: Thursday - •JV tennis at Maize South, 3 p.m.•Football scrimmage at Wellington High School, 6 p.m.•Volleyball Gatorade Scrimmage, 5 p.m.Friday –•No school.Saturday - •Varsity Volleyball at Winfield. Guidance Office News: College visits during lunch:Wednesday, September 10 – Bethel College.Monday, September 15- Emporia StateThursday, September 18- Cloud County CCFriday, September 26- Kansas University.Thursday, October 2- Fort Hays CollegeMonday, October 6- Newman UniversityMonday, October 6- Washburn University.Tuesday, October 21 – Kansas State.Follow us on Twitter. *A representative from Tulsa Welding School will be here on Thursday during 7th and 8th Period. Students that are interested may sign up in the counselor’s office. The rep. will be in the Ag Shop. *Just a Reminder: Students playing a fall sport must have their Sports’ Fee paid before the first game. * Classic Movie Club will be showing a movie today after school in room 205. The movie will be “Monty Python’s- The Holy Grail”. Bring a friend and come watch a great movie. Today’s news: *STUCO will meet tomorrow morning at 7:15 in room 107. *Students enrolled in agriculture classes may pay their FFA dues to Mrs. Chase.  Dues are set at $25.00 and need to be paid by Sept. 25. *School Pictures will be on Wednesday, September 3.center_img Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. There are no comments posted yet. Be the first one! Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments *Auditions for the All school Musical (Seussical) will be held today. Please see Mrs. Kelly to sign up for an audition time. Tuesday’s lunch: Chicken Nuggets, mashed potatoes/gravy, fresh broccoli, peaches. *If you need to purchase a new Student ID, please stop by the office. Wednesday’s lunch: Macaroni and Cheese, Meat Balls, peas, baby carrots, bread/jelly, apple. *There will be a hunter safety clinic offered again this fall here at WHS on September 13 and 14. You must be present both days.  The clinic is free and there will be a free lunch on Saturday sponsored by the FFA Chapter.  You may register online at safehunters.com. If you have any questions please talk to Mrs. Chase.  The clinic is open to anyone that is 11 years or older.last_img read more

Community Youth Services YouthBuild Program Receives $1.1 Million Federal Grant

first_imgFacebook2Tweet0Pin0 Barbara WakefieldDevelopment CoordinatorCommunity Youth Services711 State Avenue NEOlympia, WA 98506(360) [email protected]Services.org Submitted by Community Youth ServicesOnly two Western Washington non-profits were awarded federal YouthBuild grants to support academic and occupational skill training for at-risk youth.They were Community Youth Services of Olympia’s Thurston County YouthBuild, receiving the top amount awarded of $1.1 million, and Goodwill Industries of Tacoma, which got the same amount. This is the third time CYS has earned the award.CYS partners locally with New Market Skills Center to run the program focusing on youth getting their diplomas or GEDs as well as certifications in construction and other programs. Other local partners include South Puget Sound Habitat for Humanity and Homes First!, a local non-profit. YouthBuild has constructed and remodeled several homes serving low income families in Thurston County.Other Washington non-profits awarded are NorthEast Washington Educational Service District 101 in Spokane ($1.1 million) and Opportunities Industrialization Center of Washington in Yakima ($1.1 million).“Our YouthBuild program, launched in summer 2009, is a model for how tax dollars turn lives around. Nearly 120 young people have benefited in our program alone, and that has a ripple effect of success for their families and peers, proving that positive investments in youth benefit not only the youth themselves, but also society as a whole,” said CYS Executive Director Charles Shelan.“The YouthBuild program has demonstrated a record of elevating the opportunities and prospects for good, middle-class jobs for thousands of young people through this nation,” said acting Secretary of Labor Seth D. Harris. “These grants reflect our shared commitment to investing in the future of our nation’s youth and the belief that those investments will yield dividends for years to come.”The grants range from about $600,000 to $1.1 million each and will fund 68 YouthBuild programs in 33 states and the District of Columbia. The programs will help nearly 4,600 young people obtain the certifications and skills necessary to achieve economic self-sufficiency. Along with the programs funded today, the Labor Department now actively funds 247 YouthBuild programs around the country.For more information about the national grants, click here. For more information about Community Youth Services, contact Barbara Wakefield, at the number below, or at (360) 359-6229.last_img read more

Lacey Engineer Wins State Excellence Award

first_imgFacebook120Tweet0Pin0Submitted by SCJ AllianceQuoting Aristotle, “We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.”And that habit of excellence, cultivated over his decades-long career as an engineer, has earned Scott Sawyer a prestigious award from the state’s American Public Works Association (APWA).Scott Sawyer was presented the Roy Morse Award for outstanding technical and professional accomplishments in public works by the Washington state chapter of APWA. Photo courtesy: SCJ AllianceScott, a principal at SCJ Alliance, was presented the Roy Morse Award for outstanding technical and professional accomplishments in public works by the Washington state chapter of APWA. As the APWA state winner, he will now be considered in the National Top 10 Public Works Leaders of the Year Award.A graduate of California Polytechnic State University, Scott moved to Washington 17 years ago and has been in the industry for more than 25 years. “The opportunity to serve is what drives me,” Scott shared. “In my profession, I get to serve people, communities and my colleagues, all in the context of solving problems.” His work on the Port Townsend sidewalk tunnel reconstruction and downtown streetscape is a standout example of both his engineering acumen and people skills, and he considers it the most rewarding project of his career. “I was fortunate to develop a close relationship with the downtown merchants,” he said. “Working with them during design and construction ensured we followed through on our commitment to keep them viable during and after the project. I’m proud of both the friendships made and the work we did to refurbish the downtown core, while preserving its unique charm and historical significance.” From left: Kirk Holmes, Director of Central Washington Services at Perteet, Inc. , Scott Sawyer, transportation design manager at SCJ Alliance, and Debbie Sullivan, deputy director of Public Works for the City of Olympia. Photo courtesy: SCJ Alliance.When Scott heard the news of the APWA award, he said he was blown away …but his colleagues were not. “The people who do this work every day see Scott as a mentor and a leader in the field. This award honors his contribution not just to the work, but to the people who work alongside him,” said SCJ President Perry Shea. “There’s something special about being recognized by your peers.”SCJ is a nationally-recognized, multidisciplinary consulting firm specializing in civil engineering, transportation planning and design, environmental and urban planning, landscape architecture and design, and public outreach. The company, celebrating a 10 year anniversary this year, has grown steadily from three employees in one location, to a dynamic team of more than 80 employees in five locations: Seattle, Vancouver, Lacey, and Wenatchee, Washington and Denver, Colorado. The privately-held, majority women-owned firm recently expanded into the Seattle-area market and is the recipient of two top places to work awards in the last 12 months.last_img read more