COA Remands Case To Clarify Who Should Set Sliding Scale Fees

first_img“In reply, Amick asserts that no error was invited and that he is arguing that the court abused its discretion when it granted MCCC authority to determine what the sliding scale would be without first petitioning the court and receiving approval for the estimated costs,” Judge Elaine Brown wrote for the court.“The record does not include the ‘sliding scale’ or state who established it or who administers it. We have no way of knowing whether the trial court intended to delegate any statutory responsibility to MCCC or whether the fees requested by MCCC and entered by the trial court were consistent with the sliding scale,” Brown continued.Thus, the case was remanded for the trial court to clarify its intent regarding the fee and for further proceedings consistent with the opinion in Lawrence Amick v. State of Indiana, 19A-CR-27. FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailShare Katie Stancombe for www.theindianalawyer.comThe Indiana Court of Appeals has remanded a case after finding no clarification from the trial court as to whether Marion County Community Corrections was intended to evaluate a man on a sliding scale of fees for his home detention costs.During a sentencing hearing, Lawrence Amick was sentenced to 730 days in community corrections for both of his Level 6 felonies auto theft and forgery, to be served concurrently.Per Amick’s request, the Marion Superior Court ordered the Marion County Community Corrections to evaluate Amick for sliding scale fees for the cost of his home detention. The court’s sentencing order totaled Amick’s court costs and fees at $285.A memo filed by the MCCC stated Amick owed it $3,680. It also requested that the bond amount filed with the Marion County Clerk’s Office be transferred to the MCCC to apply toward the outstanding balance of program costs associated with the services provided to Amick, which the trial court approved.Amick appealed, arguing the trial court abused its discretion in entering the community corrections fees based on a sliding scale. He specifically contended the abuse occurred when the trial court ordered the MCCC to evaluate Amick for sliding scale fees for the cost of home detention, asserting that the trial court holds the discretion to impose fees.Although it argued Amick invited any error when he specifically requested the trial court impose the fees on a sliding scale, the state admitted it was unknown on appeal what the trial court was referring to based on the record. Thus, the Indiana Court of Appeals remanded the case.last_img read more

Brakes win green award

first_imgFoodservice supplier, Brakes Group, has been awarded the title of Green Wholesaler of the Year at the Grocer Gold Awards, on 11 June, in London.Brakes- which supply caterers and food-to-go outlets in the UK and France with products including pastries and tarts, and artisan bread – impressed the judges with its efforts to reduce its carbon footprint. Achievements included using bio diesel in its fleet, electricity generated from renewable sources and implementing initiatives to reduce packaging.The award recognised Brakes’ ongoing commitment to reduce the effects of its operations on the environment, coupled with meeting the commercial needs of customers.“Winning Green Wholesaler of the Year is a fantastic achievement, underlining our commitment to deliver excellence to our customers in a sustainable and responsible way,” commented Frank McKay, group chief executive.last_img read more

Biffa launches new food waste plant

first_imgWaste specialist Biffa has launched the UK’s first ‘super’ anaerobic digestion plant dealing with food waste near Cannock, Staffordshire.The new facility, which is the biggest in the UK, will process up to 120,000 tonnes of food waste from homes and businesses a year, producing both enough renewable energy to power 6,000 homes and a soil improver that can be used in the same way as compost.The facility will source segregated food waste from supermarkets, food and drink manufacturers, hotels, restaurants, caterers and homes, which will be delivered to the site from Biffa’s collection network. It will process out-of-date unsaleable food from shops, food preparation waste and left-over food from cafés and restaurants, industrial food by-product solid and liquid waste from food and drink processing, and packaged food waste.The biogas created by the plant is collected and used to generate electricity by three on-site gas turbines. The plant will be entirely self-sufficient, using the electricity generated from the biogas to power the plant. Biffa chief executive Ian Wakelin said: “This is the future of waste. It is taking food that could once only be sent to landfill and turning it into something of value on a truly industrial scale.”last_img read more

Benham Ave open again in Elkhart

first_img WhatsApp Previous article400+ St. Joseph County employees to receive hazard pay stipendsNext articleFines for leaf burning in St. Joseph County vetoed Carl Stutsman IndianaLocalNews Google+ Twitter Pinterest By Carl Stutsman – December 9, 2020 0 227 Facebook Google+ Twitter Facebook (Photo supplied/City of Elkhart) The multi-million dollar project finished 6 months ahead of schedule. It was the first time since the street was laid more than 60 years ago that crews had gone under the concrete to work on city water and sewer lines and fix major issues with the paving.Part of the redesign was to make it safer for pedestrians and motorists, especially children. The sidewalk has been moved several feet back from the road, and they have been widened to allow more space. Also, they have added turn lanes at intersections to cut down on congestion. New lighting will also be coming soon to make the road even safer in the dark.Read more here with The Elkhart Truth Pinterest WhatsApp Benham Ave open again in Elkhartlast_img read more

Break Science Announces 5-Night Colorado Run

first_imgLivetronica duo Break Science has announced an upcoming five-night Colorado run, beginning on January 31st through February 13th.Comprised of drummer Adam Deitch and keyboardist/DJ Borahm Lee, the duo will open up the multi-night run with a stop at Fort Collins’ Aggie Theater on January 1st, followed by performances at Boulder’s Fox Theatre (2/1); Crested Butte’s Public House (2/2); Winter Park’s Ullr’s Tavern (2/8); and a final show at Frisco’s 10 Mile Music Hall on February 13th.One of Deitch’s other endeavors, Lettuce, recently announced an upcoming West Coast run, featuring select shows with special guest John Scofield on guitar. Lettuce also announced the 2019 edition of their annual blowout at Morrison, CO’s iconic Red Rocks Amphitheatre, affectionately known as Rage Rocks. The latest edition of Rage Rocks, which marks Lettuce’s 6th visit to Red Rocks, is set to take place on Saturday, June 15th, 2019 and will feature two sets by the host band.Tickets to Break Science’s upcoming Colorado run go on sale this Friday, December 14th.For more information on ticketing and upcoming tour dates, head to Break Science’s website here.last_img read more

Widespread Panic Welcomes Marcus King, Umphrey’s McGee’s Joel Cummins On Trondossa’s Final Night [Videos]

first_imgThe percussionists continued to abuse their kits before the band returned from the spiritual realms to perform “Saint Ex”. The song’s build-up and breakdown of tempo and intensity was inspired by the incredible story of a German pilot shooting down his favorite author, Antoine de Saint-Exupéry—of The Little Prince fame—in World War II.Embracing the roots of the festival, John Bell channeled Col. Bruce Hampton’s spirit for a roguish rendition of “Trondossa.” As Bell told Garden & Gun last year, “The name [of the festival] is derived from a song that we were introduced to by Colonel Bruce Hampton. As much as I can interpret it from that song, Trondossa means a longing to do the right thing in a romantic sense. JoJo, our keyboard lyricist, first identified it as a great name, and it stuck.”John Bell sang like he was selling snake oil, his sultry voice well-polished from his life on the road. While Schools and Bell crooned and seduced, Jimmy Herring chose to annihilate the confounded minds of the audience with overwhelming force.To end the festival, Widespread Panic foreshadowed their next location with “Fishwater”, a swampy train ride to the bayous of Louisiana. It was a particularly bawdy take on a beloved classic, as everybody in the band stepped up to hammer this festival home in hazy musical intoxication. Once more, fireworks exploded above the stage as Widespread Panic—and A.S.L. interpreter Edie Jackson—dismounted from their respective positions of power.Trondossa offered spiritual rejuvenation through soul food and music in South Carolinian sunshine. The cosmic spirit of Col. Bruce was omnipresent as bands and participants paid tribute to the man for his far-reaching influence.Widespread Panic continues their wanton rampage in New Orleans in their traditional “second Thursday” slot on May 2nd, subbing in after The Rolling Stones and Fleetwood Mac were both booked and forced to cancel in succession.Until next time, Goodpeople. The name stands for a reason. Keep honoring it and take care of your brothers and sisters. As they say, “two shorten the road,” and y’all make the burdens that much easier to carry. Safe travels to Jazz Fest!Check out a selection of videos from the performance below:Widespread Panic w/ Marcus King – “Sharon”[Video: Fred Ramadan]Widespread Panic w/ Marcus King – “Dear Mr. Fantasy”[Video: Fred Ramadan]Widespread Panic – “Trondossa”[Video: Fred Ramadan]For a full list of Widespread Panic’s upcoming tour dates, head here.Setlist: Widespread Panic | Trondossa Music & Arts Festival | North Charleston, SC | 4/27/19Set One: A of D, Wondering, One Arm Steve, Old Neighborhood, Space Wrangler, Bear’s Gone Fishin’, Blight, Red Hot Mama* (60 mins)Set Two: B of D, Mr. Soul, Driving Song > Cease Fire > Run Like Hell jam > Driving Song, Sharon**, Dear Mr. Fantasy**, Drums > Saint Ex > Trondossa, Fishwater (85 mins)Notes: * w/ Joel Cummins on keys (Umphrey’s McGee); ** w/ Marcus King on guitar and vocals (MKB)[‘Fishwater’ closed with fireworks over stage; Entire show with Edie Jackson, ASL interpreter] On Sunday, Trondossa Music & Arts Festival’s festivities returned for a second glorious day in the sun with a line-up that included Rainbow Kitten Surprise, another night of Umphrey’s McGee, The Reckoning, and more ahead of host band Widespread Panic‘s two-set headlining performance.Panic’s second night at the festival was filled sexy funk soaked in muddy river water and sunshine. To introduce the first set, Widespread Panic offered up the instrumental diddle “A of D” before strolling through a serene version of “Wondering”. Next, JoJo Hermann led the band through a humorous retelling of his first gig with the band in “One Armed Steve.”The bouncing bass line of “Old Neighborhood” emerged to take the audience down a memory lane. A deep “Space Wrangler” cantered onstage before Dave Schools introduced the bass-heavy riff of “Bear’s Gone Fishin’”, a whacky tune written about the longtime friend of the band, Bear, and the band’s attempt to watch a groupie and him through a keyhole.Rounding out the first set, Dave Schools led the troupe through a cover of Vic Chestnutt’s “Blight” before introducing Joel Cummins onstage to lend a hand on keys for a smokin’ “Red Hot Mama”. Some Joel’s fellow Umphrey’s McGee members have participated in the P-Funk tune in Charleston in the past, so it was no surprise when Joel walked the familiar grounds of the song as John Bell executed his sly vocals with the fire of a bourbon shot.Upon return from a short set break, Widespread Panic opened their final set of the weekend with another instrumental, “B of D”, before nailing a rendition of Neil Young’s “Mr. Soul”. The goods came in nonstop exciting fashion as “Driving Song” sandwiched “Cease Fire” and a tasty “Run Like Hell” jam. The percussion section, Duane Trucks and Sonny Ortiz, kicked the “Cease Fire” into high gear before Dave Schools and Jimmy Herring annihilated a transitional jam that eventually returned to the second half of “Driving Song”.Next, Widespread Panic introduced talented young guitarist Marcus King to the stage to assist in the performance of David Bromberg’s carnival ride, “Sharon”. JB gave credit to the uproarious fans by acknowledging “The same rowdy crowd that was here last night is back again!” Jimmy and Marcus traded guitar licks in a blistering standoff reminiscent of a western high-noon showdown.To add to the fire, Traffic’s “Dear Mr. Fantasy” followed in raucous pursuit to keep the circus a-dancing. Marcus King had shared the stage numerous times with Widespread Panic, notably at Wanee Festival and Panic En La Playa. His appearance was welcomed with hoots and hollers from the crowd, and he repaid that respect with the highlight of the night.last_img read more

Respecting the Boundaries of Earth Overshoot Day

first_imgSO WHAT CAN YOU DO? TAKE THESE STEPSIf you’re ready to do more at a personal level, the Global Footprint Network provides 11 steps you can take to move the date.At the organizational level, engage with your technology and sustainability teams to see how you can move the date and meet sustainability goals. Look at how you can transform your workplace to reduce commuting via long-term work-from-home policies and practices. See how you could use machine learning to create a digital twin instead of physical prototyping for your next big project.Thinking about your own place in global systems can be a little overwhelming. Yet, the equation is remarkably simple: investing in one’s own success is about supporting humanity’s prosperity in the long-term, just like choosing a healthy lifestyle optimizes one’s chances of leading a longer and happier life. There are a lot of things you can do as an individual or as a business to help move the date of Earth Overshoot Day. You can start by finding your own Overshoot Day and exploring some of the fantastic initiatives to move the date shared on the crowd-sourced map developed by Global Footprint Network. Then help raise awareness of Earth Overshoot Day and the concept of one-planet prosperity using social media via the #MoveTheDate hashtag, or in a classroom. Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 2:24Loaded: 0%Progress: 0%Stream TypeLIVERemaining Time -2:24 Playback Rate1ChaptersChaptersdescriptions off, selectedDescriptionssubtitles off, selectedSubtitlescaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedCaptionsen (Main), selectedAudio TrackFullscreenThis is a modal window.Caption Settings DialogBeginning 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 CapsDefaultsDoneClose Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button. We have all learned a lot about boundaries during COVID-19. Boundaries like six-foot social distancing are meant to keep you safe. But what are the boundaries that keep humanity safe on our finite planet?This Saturday, August 22, marks Earth Overshoot Day – the day when the Ecological Footprint — humanity’s demands on natural resources and services — exceeds what the planet can regenerate in that year (“biocapacity”), according to calculations by Global Footprint Network. From now through December 31, we increase the ecological debt which humanity started accumulating in the early 1970s when the world fell in ecological overshoot. One way this debt manifests is through the accumulation of more carbon dioxide in the atmosphere than natural ecosystems can absorb. This is where ecological boundaries come in.Overshoot leads to depleting the natural capital and threatening the planet’s ability to support our lifestyle. At the rate we are consuming, we demand as much from nature as if we lived on 1.6 Earths. The Footprint Calculator developed by Global Footprint Network determines the date of your personal Overshoot Day and will tell you how many planets humanity would need if everyone lived like you do. Mine was July 14. Not good.HOW IT WORKSWhen we deplete natural reserves, we eventually start pushing up against tipping points that threaten whole systems with collapse like a game of Jenga. And these systems are quite complex – so much so that small disruptions can have disproportionately large effects. You do not have to catch the very last big-eye tuna for their populations to collapse, just as you don’t have to catch every last fish to have the ocean system collapse. The tipping point is that boundary we want to avoid.Since the 1970s, we have operated in “overshoot mode,” with the annual date of Earth Overshoot Day usually coming earlier each year. Every year, we use up more of the reserves we have. And the more we deplete those reserves, the more we push up against tipping points.This year features an unexpected shift in the trend – which is important. Earth Overshoot Day 2020 is more than three weeks later than last year, a direct consequence of the coronavirus-induced lockdowns around the world which slowed down resource consumption. While moving the date back is a good thing, it is a product of the pandemic – a global crisis that was imposed upon us. Going forward, we can choose to move the date of Earth Overshoot Day through careful design, so that all people — and wildlife — thrive within the ecological budget of Earth.GREEN ITTechnology has an important role to play in moving the date. To begin with, efforts to create “greener IT” need to continue. This includes looking at both what we use to make our products and how hardware uses energy. Dell is working to accelerate the circular economy and we have an aggressive goal to take back one product for every product sold by 2030, along with shifting to at least 50% recycled- or renewable-content in our products and 100% in our packaging.Climate impacts are also a big part of the overshoot equation. By driving greater energy efficiency we also help our customers on their path to reducing emissions. To that end, we’ve reduced the energy intensity of our whole product portfolio since 2011 by 69.9%. Recognizing the multiple benefits that habitat restoration and protection of vulnerable forests provide, Dell also offers the Plant a Tree program. Customers can choose during their purchase to donate to plant trees and protect forests via The Conservation Fund. In addition to the climate benefits, these efforts restore habitats and improve the health of the ecosystem.IT FOR GREENMeanwhile, virtualization, AI/ML and other technologies help our customers better manage resources throughout operations, including reduced travel, optimizing building controls, managing the electricity grid better to bring more renewable energy sources online  and much more. Because they contribute to lowering the consumption of ecological resources while improving well-being, all of these initiatives are essential to our customers’ long-term success. For example, AeroFarms, a leader in vertical farming, is transforming agricultural production through IoT and data analytics. They are able to produce 390x more greens without the sun and without soil while using 95% less water and no pesticides in their operations than a conventional farm.Efforts like this can play an important role in driving one-planet prosperity and moving the date of Earth Overshoot Day back in the year Global Footprint Network and Schneider Electric even did a study that showed that retrofitting existing buildings worldwide with existing energy-efficiency technologies could shift the date back 21 days.last_img read more

Mosquito Management

first_imgBumps. Welts. Red splotches. Itchy spots.If this is your body after an outdoor outing, you need help. No matter what you do, you can’t completely eliminate the creeping, crawling, flying pests. However, the following tips will at least decrease the number of offenses you suffer and the amount of liquid refreshment you donate to the nasty little suckers.Get that woodsy smell as soon as possible. Bees and bugs are attracted to strong fragrances, so avoid using soaps, lotions, shampoos, and colognes. Forgo the deodorant before heading into the woods.Be aware of the colors you wear. Mosquitoes are attracted to dark colors, especially blue. Pick beige or other neutral colors for hiking clothes.Learn to recognize places that are popular with bugs. Look before you sit down to make sure you’re not about to take a break on an anthill. Ticks gather on tall grasses and overhanging brush, yellow jackets nest in the ground, flies hover around animals, and mosquitoes like cool, moist places. (Ladies, you’ll be gratified to know studies show that mosquitoes prefer men. Bring along your boyfriend, husband, or other member of the opposite sex and watch the bugs go for him instead of you.)Be aware of the times of day bugs will be most active. Black flies are busiest in the morning, mosquitoes just after sunrise and before sunset, and deer flies during midday. (If you happen to be in a place where all of these are present at the same time—good luck!)Use clothing to cover your skin. Some authorities suggest wearing long sleeves and pants year-round. Of course, it can get mighty hot and humid wearing those clothes during a southern Appalachian summer, so if you hike in a T-shirt and shorts, bring along repellent. (I’ll be discussing various repellent options in a future posting.)Check yourself and your hiking partners for ticks and/or bites. In the case of deer ticks, which are the source of Lyme disease, the thing you are looking for could be as small as the period at the end of this sentence. Treat a bite with hydrogen peroxide and watch for a bulls-eye rash or flu-like symptoms. The presence of either should prompt a visit to your doctor.The long days of summer are made for outings in the woods. Just be prepared and don’t let the little buggers get to you.last_img read more

El Salvador Ramps Up MINUSMA Air Deployment

first_imgBy Lorena Baires/Diálogo May 09, 2018 The Salvadoran Air Force (FAS, in Spanish) will ramp up its air contingent as part of the United Nations Integrated Multidimensional Stabilization Mission (MINUSMA, in French) in Mali. Units will deploy to Timbuktu, where the Salvadoran mission, under the direction of the United Nations (UN), will feature an air assistance unit on the ground and a unit of attack helicopters, as of May 2018. “The specialized combat helicopter air contingent is critical to the peacekeeping operations carried out in Mali,” Army Major General David Munguía Payés, Salvadoran Minister of Defense, told Diálogo from the Mali encampment. “Our determination to continue to support the establishment of lasting peace and security to benefit the entire population is unwavering,” he added. The minister took command of deployed elements in Mali on April 11, 2018. Upon arrival, he confirmed that two new units would come to relieve the Torogoz III helicopter air contingent, onsite since 2015. “We reiterate our commitment to contribute to the UN peacekeeping missions,” he said. Torogoz III, christened in honor of El Salvador’s national bird, which represents freedom and family unity, is composed of 90 members, including Special Forces commands, engineers, radio technicians, and military sanitation specialists from the Armed Force of El Salvador (FAES, in Spanish). The contingent works independently under the command of FAS Colonel José León Gómez. “Extremist groups’ constant attacks caused us to increase our number of operations,” Col. León told Diálogo. “The population feels calmer and such incidents dropped noticeably.” The Salvadoran pilots deployed with MINUSMA are trained in air personnel transport, convoy escort, air search and surveillance, and search and rescue of injured personnel. Additionally, they can provide civilian protection support, human rights monitoring, humanitarian assistance, and return of persons displaced by conflict. A female attack pilot Torogoz III has a distinctive feature. One of its attack pilots is a woman. Captain Sandra Hernández is the only female pilot in the FAS second helicopter air contingent. Capt. Hernández volunteered for the mission, after undergoing a battery of medical, physical, and psychological tests. She was one of the most outstanding students in the survival training classes the U.S. Army delivered in El Salvador. FAES opened its doors to women in 2000, allowing for Capt. Hernández to join as a pilot. Since then, more than 1,000 female service members serve in the various military fields. “I work with professional personnel, who respect and value the work of all, regardless of their gender. They demand the same from me as from men, and don’t discriminate against me for being a woman,” Capt. Hernández told Diálogo. “El Salvador went to great lengths to ensure that gender is not a problem for women. Women’s presence in the armed forces produces a high level of acceptance and trust in the [citizens] and I experienced this in my interaction with the population.” Capt. Hernández is in charge of monitoring Torogoz III aircraft and flight equipment, which must be in optimal conditions for missions. For example when elements conduct air reconnaissance in areas prone to terrorist attacks and escort logistics convoys deployed in cities. “Our mission is to bring security to the country with our patrols and use our aircraft to deter terrorist groups,” Capt. Hernández said. “We succeeded in greatly reducing the number of attacks. Without a doubt, this brings calm and stability to people, so that they can go to work, take their children to school, and not live holed up in their homes out of fear.” “We are proud to have her on the team, her unique empathy with the women and children of the area allows us to better interact with families,” Col. León said. “Working with colleagues with different military training, cultures, and languages adds value to the experience the [Salvadoran] contingent will gain from MINUSMA.” SOUTHCOM assistance All Salvadoran service members deployed with Torogoz III trained at the FAES Center for Peace Operations. The center was renovated in 2015, thanks to a $1.3 million donation from the Global Peace Operations Fund (GPOI), through U.S. Southern Command (SOUTHCOM) and the U.S. Embassy in El Salvador. GPOI, financed by the U.S. government, is designed to improve international capacity to carry out UN Peacekeeping Operations. Its goal is to support partner nations in increasing capacity to gain and maintain peacekeeping competency, increase the number of available service members and police units, and facilitate the preparation, logistics support, and deployment of military units.last_img read more

Board revisits Web site advertising regulations

first_img Board revisits Web site advertising regulations The question is whether firm sites should be treated as advertising or information requested by potential clients Gary Blankenship Senior Editor The Bar Board of Governors has reconsidered a proposed advertising rule amendment on attorney Web sites and decided to make no change for the present while a new committee studies the issue.The board acted at its June 3 meeting in Palm Beach after hearing from a special committee appointed by outgoing Bar President Kelly Overstreet Johnson.The issue arose following board action at its April meeting on recommendations from the Advertising Task Force 2004.Currently, Bar rules treat Web sites as information provided at the request of a potential client, and exempts the sites from the prohibition about discussing results of past cases or making statements characterizing the firm’s quality of legal services. Firms are also exempted from the requirement of filing the Web sites with the Bar for review.The task force had recommended exempting Web sites from all ad regulations, although they would still fall under rules requiring that communications not be false, misleading, or deceitful. Board members in April, however, rejected that, saying in an increasingly technological world Web sites are likely to be the Yellow Pages of the future.The board instead approved a motion that the sites be subject to all advertising rules, except the requirement that they be filed with the Bar for review.Manny Morales, who chaired the Advertising Task Force 2004 and the special committee appointed by Johnson, said no one appreciated what a drastic change was made from the current rule when the board motion replaced the task force’s recommendation.“We decided that what we ought to do is maintain the status quo, which is Web sites are subject to the advertising rules with two exceptions, which allows. . . references to past results and statements that characterize the quality of a lawyer’s services,” Morales said. The panel also recommended that another committee be created just to study regulation of Web sites, he said.Board member Mike Glazer, who also served on the special committee, agreed the effect of the April vote went further than anyone intended.“You can list the cases that you’ve won [under the current rule] which you wouldn’t be able to do under the vote we took last time,” he said. “You can say, ‘We’ll do a nice job for you,’ and you couldn’t do that under what we did last time.“The sense of this committee was we need to get back to where we were and let’s get another group that will focus specifically on this and bring recommendations back in the next Bar year.”Board member Ian Comisky warned that regulating Web sites will be complex, involving questions of multijurisdictional practice and raising questions about where the sites for multi-state firms are located.Board member Murray Silverstein, who, along with board member Robert Rush and Young Lawyers Division incoming President Jamie Moses made the motion at the April meeting that Web sites should be subject to ad rules, said the three agreed with the special committee’s recommendation. He said the intent was to have Web sites included in the advertising rules.The board voted to reconsider its April vote on that issue and then unanimously accepted the special committee’s recommendation.Incoming Bar President Alan Bookman told the board he welcomed suggestions on who should serve on the new committee that will study Web site regulation. He said that panel would include board members Chobee Ebbets, who was vice chair of the advertising task force, Mayanne Downs, and Comisky.Morales cautioned that the new committee faces a tough task, saying, “If regulating lawyer advertising is like herding cats, regulating lawyer advertising on the Web is like herding wild, wild cats.”On a related issue, the board approved a technical change to proposed new rule 4-7.2(c)(1)(G), which would prohibit lawyers from making statements that “guarantee results.” The board approved the committee’s suggestion to switch “guarantee” to “promise.” The proposed new rule replaces a section which prohibits a lawyer from making statements that create an “unjustified expectation about the results the lawyer can achieve.” July 1, 2005 Senior Editor Regular News Board revisits Web site advertising regulationslast_img read more