November 15, 2002 Notices

first_img Notices McGraw petitions for reinstatement Pursuant to Rule 3-7.10, Andrew Reynolds McGraw of Pensacola has petitioned the Supreme Court for Bar reinstatement. On March 12, 1998, the court suspended McGraw for two years after he was convicted for misdemeanor battery and on July 25, 1998, added a 91-day suspension to run concurrent with the two-year suspension for lack of diligence and failure to keep a client informed. Any persons having knowledge bearing upon McGraw’s fitness or qualifications to resume the practice of law should contact M. Underwood, staff investigator for The Florida Bar, at (800) 342-8060, ext. 6741 or (850) 561-5845. Bogdanoff petitions for reinstatement Pursuant to Rule 3-7.10, Robert Jay Bogdanoff has petitioned the Supreme Court of Florida for Bar reinstatement. Bogdanoff was suspended for one year for a series of trust accounting violations. Any person having knowledge bearing upon Bogdanoff’s fitness or qualifications to resume the practice of law should contact Adria E. Quintela, Assistant Staff Counsel, The Florida Bar, 5900 North Andrews Avenue, Suite 835, Ft. Lauderdale, 33309, telephone (954) 772-2245. Anthony petitions for reinstatement Pursuant to Rule 3-7.10, Joan Anthony has petitioned the Florida Supreme Court for Bar reinstatement. On Janaury 18, 2000, the court suspended Anthony from the practice of law for three years for filing false income tax returns. Any persons having knowledge bearing upon Anthony’s fitness or qualifications to resume the practice of law should contact Elizabeth Sikora Conan, Bar Counsel, The Florida Bar, 1200 Edgewater Drive Orlando 32804-6314, phone (407) 425-5424. Bar sets budget hearings The Budget Committee of The Florida Bar will hold budget hearings in each of the districts of the district courts of appeal to receive suggestions from members of the Bar for the preparation of the 2003-2004 budget. The hearings will take place as follows: • January 15, 2003, (morning) Ft. Lauderdale (Fourth District) • January 15, 2003, (afternoon) Miami (Third District) • January 28, 2003, Tallahassee (First District) • February 26, 2003, (morning) Tampa (Second District) • February 26, 2003, (afternoon) Orlando (Fifth District) Written notice of intent to appear at these hearings must be received by the Executive Director of The Florida Bar, 651 E. Jefferson Street, Tallahassee 32399, at least 10 days prior to the date of the scheduled hearing. Otherwise, the scheduled hearing may be canceled. Times and/or locations of the hearings may be obtained from Stephanie Chewning at Bar headquarters by calling (850) 561-5636. Appointments to be filled The Board of Governors is seeking applicants for the following vacancies to be filled during its December 13 meeting: Florida Judicial Qualifications Commission: One attorney to serve a six-year term on the 15-member commission, authorized under Article V, Section 12, to investigate complaints against judges whose conduct demonstrates a present unfitness to hold office and to recommend disciplinary action to the Supreme Court. No member of the commission, except a judge, shall be eligible for state judicial office while acting as a member of the commission and for a period of 2 years thereafter.No member of the commission shall hold office in a political party or participate in any campaign for judicial office or hold office; provided that a judge may campaign for judicial office and hold that office. Florida Rural Legal Services, Inc., Board of Directors: One attorney to serve a three-year term on its 19-member Board of Directors. Other appointments are made by the ACLU, NAACP, several housing authorities, and various other small groups. The main purpose of Florida Rural Legal Services is to help migrant farm workers and the rural poor in civil (not criminal) cases. Florida Realtor-Attorney Joint Committee: Five attorneys, one from each state appellate district, for two-year terms. The Florida Bar president receives the recommendations of the Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section for consideration. The committee is composed of 10 lawyers appointed by the Bar and 10 realtors appointed by the Florida Association of Realtors. The committee promotes cordial relations between Realtors and attorneys. All terms for the foregoing appointments are set to commence January 1, 2003. Persons interested in applying for any of these vacancies may download the application from the Bar’s Web site, www.FLABAR.org, or call Bar headquarters at (850) 561-5600, extension 6802, to obtain an application form. Completed applications must be submitted to the Executive Director, The Florida Bar, 651 E. Jefferson Street, Tallahassee 32399-2300 no later than close of business, Friday, November 22, 2002. Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of an application. November 15, 2002 Notices November 15, 2002 Noticeslast_img

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