Mentoring program aimed at new appellate attorneys Mentoring program aimed at new appellate attorneys The Appellate Practice Section has launched its mentoring program, aimed at assisting young lawyers, occasional practitioners, and experienced appellate lawyers venturing in new areas, as well as promoting interaction among section members.The section will provide match-ups for telephone or e-mail consultations with experienced appellate lawyers in the following appellate subject areas: administrative, civil, criminal, family, juvenile, workers’ compensation, or federal practice.Here’s how the program works: The inquiring attorney first identifies a legal problem or issue and determines which of the categories would encompass such a problem or issue. The inquiring attorney then sends an e-mail to [email protected] The e-mail must include the inquiring attorney’s name, e-mail address, and phone number, and indicate the category or areas of law in which assistance is sought. The e-mail should then give a brief summary of the question, and identify all known adverse or probable adverse parties and counsel.The e-mail will then be forwarded to a volunteer mentor attorney who has indicated experience in the requested category. The panel attorney checks for conflicts as to the listed adverse parties, then (if finding none) responds by telephone or e-mail within three to five days. After the response from the panel attorney, the inquiring attorney should exercise his or her own independent judgment to resolve the legal issue or problem. Panel members serve on a volunteer basis; an inquiring attorney should refrain from involving a panel member in a prolonged dialogue.The Appellate Practice Section makes no representations as to the knowledge or experience of any panel attorney and disclaims any liability or responsibility regarding any inquiry made pursuant to the program. The program does not contemplate and is not intended to create a formal association between the inquiring attorney and the panel attorney, or any attorney-client relationship between the panel attorney and the ultimate client, and care should be taken not to reveal confidences or key strategic information. November 15, 2003 Regular News
ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr There are a lot of considerations for any organization going through a merger. It takes cooperation and patience to combine cultures, assets and staff during a merger, but for credit unions, the effect on members is a major factor to keep at the forefront. Members often come to credit unions to experience a better value through more customization, better service and a more personal banking experience. A merger might be unsettling for members, so it’s important to reassure them that their experience will not be negatively impacted by the changes a merger will bring. To actually follow through on that, maintaining a tight lock on member information and data will be essential. Here are some tips regarding member data security that credit unions should know when embarking on a merger.RankBegin by ranking the importance of all the data and segment by data type. This might include checks, financial statements and reports, loan agreements, etc. Ranking this data will give it a score that reflects its sensitivity, access level, retention period and how critical the data is to your CU and members. This will allow your credit union to lock down the most sensitive and important data first and move deeper into data that is ranked at a lower priority. continue reading »
Press Association McDowell shrugged off the miserable conditions to retain his Alstom Open de France title, carding a closing 67 at Le Golf National, the joint-lowest round on a wet and windy day. But the former US Open champion also had plenty of help from American Kevin Stadler, who missed from two feet for par on the 18th to force a sudden death play-off. Graeme McDowell produced a brilliant final round to overturn an eight-shot deficit and successfully defend a tournament for the first time in his career on Sunday. Stadler had seen his four-shot overnight lead disappear with a front nine of 41, but had battled back well with birdies on the 14th and 16th to pull within one of McDowell, who then carded his only bogey of the day on the 18th after finding heavy rough off the tee. That left Stadler needing two pars to force extra holes but after holding his nerve on the 17th, the world number 62 missed his second tap-in of the day to gift McDowell a 10th European Tour title.