Comments are closed. Previous Article Next Article Related posts:No related photos. What’s my fastest way into the law?On 18 Jun 2002 in Personnel Today I have spent 12 years in HR, eight in management level roles. I studied theIPM professional qualification in the late 1980s and subsequently took a lawdegree, graduating in 1994. Although my real ambition is to move into legalpractice as an employment specialist, I have not yet realised this. I know thatI will now have to retake the Common Professional Exams if I am to move intothe legal profession. How might I best position myself to minimise the timetraining as a solicitor post CPE and LPC and what other advice can you offerfor such a career migration? Simon Broomer, senior consultant, Chiumento You are right to be giving careful thought to this move. The nature of thevocational course and time taken to qualify as a solicitor require commitment,determination and a belief you can succeed. The Law Society normally recognises a degree obtained within the last fiveyears as granting you exemption from the Common Professional Examinationcourse. It may be possible to ‘revalidate’ your law degree by working for afirm of solicitors for a period of six months and obtaining an appropriatecertificate from the firm at the end of this time. Contact the Law Society tofind out if it still has this discretion. The six months may also count towardsyour training contract. To become an employment law specialist, approach firms with a soundreputation in the field of employment law. They will also look favourably onyour HR background. Secure a training contract now with a suitable firm. Useyour network of contacts to help you. Carefully consider the financial implications and plan for this. You willneed to cater for having no income while you study, and a lower income duringyour training contract. Can you get a firm to sponsor you or pay towards yourcourse fees? To discuss your particular situation, contact the Professional Educationdepartment at the Law Society (Tel: 0870 606 2555). Its website is helpful foranyone considering becoming a solicitor (www.lawsoc.org.uk). Peter Sell, joint managing director, DMS consultancy With regard to the question on how to minimise the time spent training as asolicitor, I do not feel qualified to answer this. Talk to the Law Society. Have you thought about other opportunities to specialise in employment law?There are a number of consultancies that specialise in employment law and manylarge organisations have their own employment law experts. Your experience andlaw degree would be of interest to such organisations. Clare Judd, HR consultant, Macmillan Davies Hodes Retraining to change careers is never an easy option and you are not alonein wanting to build on your HR career to make the move across into the legalprofession. I know of several people who have made this transition and are nowsuccessful solicitors. However, it is not easy to minimise the time training tobecome a solicitor. Your degree was valid for seven years so you now need to retake the CPE,unless you can prove that you have maintained a working knowledge of the lawduring this period. You will then need to complete the LPC (one year full-timeor two years part-time), and following this there is a two-year trainingcontract to be completed with a firm of solicitors. The rules changed in July2000, and now enable certain individuals to have this two-year period reducedif they have been working for some time in a legal capacity. During thetraining contract you will need to complete your PSC. As for such a career migration, I would suggest you establish relationshipsearly with firms of solicitors so that post LPC you are better networked andhopefully in a better position to gain the required training. In addition, youmight like to consider moving into a specialist HR role with an employment lawfocus if you decide to study part-time.
The City-County Observer is excited to announce that well known and highly regarded local attorney Joe Harrison, Jr. has been appointed legal counsel to the City-County Observer. The CCO staff is extremely pleased that Mr. Harrison has agreed to be our legal Counsel because he is an extremely gifted lawyer with numerous experiences in the practice of Business and Governmental law. Joe is well-liked and respected by people from both sides of the political aisle. He is well connected from Vanderburgh County to Indy.The CCO staff feels that: “Joe’s governmental and business expertise are going to be valuable to the City-County Observer during the next several years if we consider looking at any media partnership and merger opportunities.”EDUCATIONJoe Harrison Jr. graduated from Reitz Memorial High School, Evansville, IN 1977. He received his B.A. from DePauw University in 1981 and earned his J.D., at the Indiana University School of Law in 1984.Mr. Harrison is currently an Attorney/of Counsel, with Massey Law Offices, LLC. He was a Partner in Bowers Harrison, LLP from 2000 to August 2010.He was also a partner, with Bowers Harrison, Kent & Miller in 1993 to 2000 and was also an Associate of Bowers, Harrison, Kent & Miller from 1985 to 1993.BAR ADMISSIONIn 1985 he was admitted to the Indiana Supreme Court and in United States District Court, Northern and Southern Districts of Indiana. In 1999 he was approved to practice law in United States Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit.PRACTICE AREAMr. Harrison legal expertise is in Business and Corporate Matters with a concentration in Civil Litigation and Wills and Estates, Personal Injury Law, Zoning issues, Employment Law and Governmental LawPAST AND PRESENT GOVERNMENTAL LEGAL EXPERIENCESMr. Harrison is currently an attorney for Posey County County Commissioners. He was the attorney for the Vanderburgh County Board of Commissioners from 1997 to 2001 and from 2012 to 2018. He is currently the attorney for Evansville for the Vanderburgh County Building Authority. He is also a member of the Ohio River Valley Water Sanitation Commission from 2014 to the present. He was the attorney for the Area Plan Commission of Evansville-Vanderburgh County from 2002 to 2012.Joe was the former attorney for the City of Evansville from 2005 to 2009. He was also was the attorney of the Vanderburgh County Election Board from 1991 to 1997. Mr. Harrison was also a former attorney for Vanderburgh County Council. Most notably he was the Chairman of the Vanderburgh County Republican Central Committee from 1993 to 1997.PERSONALJoe has one son, Joseph, III, who recently graduated from at Indiana University. and now is currently practicing law.Mr. Harrison is an avid golfer and also enjoys the sport of horse racing. FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmail
Is this the kind of government we deserve? – July 10, 2017 Latest Posts Hugh BowdenExecutive EditorHugh writes editorials, covers Hancock County sports and helps out where needed in The American’s editorial department. When he’s not on the sidelines, he enjoys playing jazz and tennis. [email protected] Bio Reporter Taylor Vortherms contributed to this report. GSA surges in 4th to win Northern Maine title – February 26, 2017 Like he did in the ’60s, Noel Paul Stookey sings out in troubling times – December 27, 2017 Sam Smith of the Sumner Tigers tries to block the path of Mitch Domagala of the Ellsworth Eagles during Ellsworth’s 42-30 win over the Tigers on Friday night in Ellsworth.PHOTO BY HUGH BOWDENELLSWORTH — After one of the slowest first periods of the season, the Ellsworth Eagles reeled off 14 unanswered points in the second period and held on for a 42-30 win over the Sumner Tigers on Friday at Katsiaficas Gymnasium.Junior Nick Bagley sparked Ellsworth’s second period run, connecting on a pair of three-pointers and scoring a driving layup off an Eagle steal. Ellsworth opened up a 17-5 lead before Sumner’s Sam Smith scored from underneath the basket midway through the period.The big lead proved to be essential as the never-say-die Tigers battled back in the second half, cutting an Ellsworth lead of 13 points back to four early in the fourth period.Trailing by 10 points going into the final quarter, Sumner senior Sam Smith opened play with a conventional three-pointer, and senior Joey Lamoureux followed with a three-point basket from the corner. The Tigers trailed just 32-28 with more than six minutes remaining.This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textBut that was a close as they would get.Junior forward Derek Look pushed the Eagles’ lead to six points with a strong effort under the basket. After missing a layup from the right side, Look grabbed the rebound and put the ball back up and in from the left side.With four minutes still remaining in the fourth period, the Tigers lost junior Jordan Bernier, one of their strongest rebounders, to fouls. Ellsworth junior forward Bruce St. Peter connected on back-to-back two-pointers from beneath the basket to boost the Eagles’ lead to 39-28 with 2:50 still to go.The Tigers managed just one more basket the rest of the way as the Eagles ran the clock down at the foul line, with Bagley connecting on three of four shots to finish with a game-high 16 points.Look added nine for the Eagles. Smith and Isaaic Christensen led Sumner with 10 and seven points.Old Town 61, Ellsworth 51Ellsworth lost at Old Town (11-0) on Tuesday night.Alex Braley led the Ellsworth Eagles with 14 points, and Cooper Henderson chipped in 10.The Eagles threatened to end Old Town’s winning streak in the fourth quarter, when Ellsworth’s Bruce St. Peter scored to tie the score 41-41.Adam Richardson and Eric Hoogterp led Old Town with 15 points each.Ellsworth (7-3) will host Calais on Monday.Washington Academy 56, Bucksport 52At East Machias, Austin Seavey scored 21 points to help Washington Academy defeat Bucksport on Tuesday.For the Golden Bucks, Asher Bowden tallied 16 points, and Riley Macleod added 13.Bucksport (5-7) will play at Sumner (4-6) on Friday.MDI 69, John Bapst 39At Mount Desert Island, Russell Kropff paced the MDI Trojans with 11 points to help defeat John Bapst on Monday.For MDI, Drew Rich added nine points while Andrew Phelps and James O’Donnell each had eight.Alex Mooney tallied 14 points for the Crusaders.MDI (4-6) was scheduled to host Foxcroft last night, Wednesday.Machias 80, DI-S 48At Machias, Logan Wood poured in a game-high 33 points, and James Mersereau tossed in 21 to lead Machias past Deer Isle-Stonington on Friday.Mason Oliver’s 14 points paced the DI-S Mariners. Jared Gove and Paul Zoephel had eight points apiece and Ethan Shepard contributed seven.DI-S (2-9) will host Bangor Christian tonight, Thursday.Central 55, Bucksport 48At Bucksport, Tyler Pye led all scorers with 19 points for the Bucksport Golden Bucks in their Friday night loss to Central.The game was won at the foul line, where the Central Red Devils outscored the Golden Bucks 25-2.Bucksport’s Asher Bowden added 14 points in the losing effort.For Central, Andrew Prescott netted 16 points, and Kyle Ham contributed 15.MDI 78, Foxcroft 63At Dover-Foxcroft, Riley Swanson scored 21 points, including six three-pointers, to power MDI to victory over Foxcroft Academy on Thursday.Aaron Snurkowski tossed in 16 points for the Trojans.Hunter Smith scored a game-high 28 points to lead the Ponies.Sumner 71, DI-S 41At Deer Isle, the Sumner Tigers beat the DI-S Mariners on Wednesday.Bucksport 64, Searsport 49At Bucksport, Tyler Pye scored 25 points to propel the Bucksport Golden Bucks by the Searsport Vikings on Wednesday.For Bucksport, Riley McLeod chipped in with 10 points, Kyle Jackson added nine and Asher Bowden netted eight. Alex Dyer grabbed 16 rebounds.Troy Reynolds led the Vikings with 17 points. Latest posts by Hugh Bowden (see all)
Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error NEW YORK — The NBA has called a Tuesday news conference to make an announcement about the investigation involving Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling.The league says it will announce further details, though it’s not clear when those are coming.Sterling is being investigated over allegations he made racially charged comments in a recorded conversation with a woman. Portions of that conversation were released over the weekend by TMZ and Deadspin.The players’ union has asked Commissioner Adam Silver to rule quickly, preferably before the Clippers play host to Golden State in a critical Game 5 of their knotted-up Western Conference first-round series on Tuesday night. Silver has said the league would move quickly on the matter.
FILE PHOTO. Micho and FUFA officials name Cranes team for AFCON action.Soccer governing body FUFA has admitted it owes national coach Milutin ‘Micho’ Sredojevic money in unpaid salaries but are committed to ensuring all his arrears are cleared. FUFA said it “shares his frustrations over the delay.”They explained that “during the costly AFCON 2017 qualification campaign, FUFA prioritized all the meager resources at its disposal to facilitate requirements for the success of the team.”Micho has in the past three days complained on social media about delayed payment. Tweets about @michocoachShare on: WhatsApp FULL FUFA STATEMENT:The Federation of Uganda Football Associations (FUFA) would like to respond to reports about the Uganda Cranes head coach, Milutin ‘Micho’ Sredojevic’s unpaid dues by stating the following: FUFA greatly appreciates and recognises the immense contribution and extra efforts of our national team coach in helping Uganda qualify for the Africa Cup of Nations for the first time in 38 years. FUFA indeed owes Milutin Sredojevic unpaid salaries and shares his frustrations over the delay.During the costly AFCON 2017 qualification campaign, FUFA prioritised all the meagre resources at its disposal to facilitate requirements for the success of the team and campaign.In preparation for the final group D but key match against Comoros, over the last 2 months alone, coach Milutin ‘Micho’ Sredojevic has been paid three times and received all his bonus and allowances entitlements for the AFCON 2017 campaign just like the rest of the team members.FUFA is committed to ensuring all his salary arrears are cleared and we are confident this will be handled.Coach Micho’s unpaid dues are currently FUFA’s number one priority and the federation is doing everything in its means to raise the funds needed to clear the outstanding amount.Finally, details of the ongoing contract between FUFA and Cranes coach remain confidential.It is our Game, It is Our Country. He led Uganda Cranes to their first qualification to the African Nations Cup finals since 1978, when they beat Comoros on Sunday.
WHITTIER – If you see a radar sign flashing that you are driving in excess of the posted speed limit, it will probably cause you to slow down. At least that’s what a city study shows. Armed with that study, city officials plan to purchase another 12 such signs for six sites – all near schools. Whittier already has the solar-powered radar devices at 14 sites, all near schools. The devices are not equipped with cameras, so drivers are not ticketed. But the signs have proved to reduce speeds in areas where they are used. The City Council tonight is expected to authorize advertising for bids for the 12 radar devices as well as two lighted crosswalk systems. They should be installed within three to four months, said David Mochizuki, Whittier public works director. The new sites for the radar devices will be on Broadway, Citrustree Road, Floral Drive, Orange Grove Avenue, Second Street and Washington Avenue. All are near schools, including four in the Whittier City School District. Two lighted crosswalks will be installed at Floral Drive, east of Palm Avenue and Broadway at Newlin Avenue. J.C. ‘Mac’ McFarland, board president of the Whittier City School District, said he is happy to learn that more of the devices will be installed. ‘Anything that would foster the safety of school children is a good idea,’ McFarland said. ‘I especially like the lighted crosswalk idea. The one on Hadley really gets our attention.’ The city purchased 28 radar devices for 14 sites with a $210,000 grant in June 2002. [email protected] (562) 698-0955, Ext. 3022160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORESanta Anita opens winter meet Saturday with loaded card ‘The study shows that people are paying attention to the sign and they somewhat follow it because they’re slowing down,’ Mochizuki said. The study of eight sites showed changes of as low as 5 percent slower to 23 percent slower after the devices were installed. The biggest speed reduction, in terms of percentages, was recorded on Janine Drive, west of Bogardus Avenue near Murphy Ranch Elementary School. In this case, the average speed has dropped 23 percent, from 29.4 mph to 22.7 mph. Other locations showing reduced speeds include Lambert Road, east of Milton Avenue; Santa Gertrudes Avenue, near Santa Fe and Starbuck streets; Oceanview Avenue, near Second Street and Tedemory Drive; and Laurel Avenue, near Dunton Drive and Lambert Road. All of these were recorded for cars going in both directions on the road. The new radar devices and the crosswalk system will be purchased with a $187,000 state grant the city received in June.
Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Dry weather over the state today, but clouds may prove to be a tough foe to overcome. Yesterday, as High pressure moved into the upper Midwest and western corn belt, we still saw most of those areas completely socked in with clouds. So, today, we are optimistic that we see some sun, but realistic in keeping clouds in our thoughts. We are making some tweaks in our forecast this morning, and together, they are moving our outlook a little drier. Today, look for a mix of clouds and sun, and temps stay near normal for early January. Our next system is not kicking out of the southern plains as quickly and also is looking to stay slightly farther south. Because of that we are shifting to a completely dry Thursday period with south winds developing and warming temps. Then for Friday, we see clouds increase in the south and west, ahead of our next chance of moisture in Ohio. Rain does not arrive in SW OH until later Friday evening, and then continues overnight into early Saturday before diminishing. Our expectations are for .05”-.5”, and most of that likely stays from I-70 southward. At this time we think rain stays out of areas from I-70 northward. The big question will be precipitation type near the north end of the action. Temps will be falling Friday night to the middle 30s, and that may be enough to trigger some sloppy wet snow flakes closer to the I-70 corridor, but that is where the lightest moisture is anyway, so perhaps nothing really happens. Time will tell. The map at right shows precipitation potential as we finish the week. Dry for the weekend and cool with north winds returning. We should see clouds mix with some sun. Then a cold front sweeps through from the northwest for Monday, bringing .1”-.6” rain to 80% of the state. This takes temps down for a day or two into midweek next week. South winds re-develop for the end of next week, allowing temps to move to normal and a bit above normal levels. However, we have no significant precipitation threat for the last part of the week. The extended period starts off a little active, with two minor disturbances for the 12th and 13th, each bringing mostly rain, and combined moisture totals up to .4”. But the remainder of the 11-16 day forecast period looks to be drier, from the 14th through the 17th. Colder air is pushing in for that stretch, and the northwest flow will keep clouds top of mind, particularly in the northern part of the state, and we wont rule out lake effect there. However, strong fronts do not look to have significant impact at mid-month.
Written by Christopher Plein, Ph.D. West Virginia University and MFLN Military Caregiving Team MemberSummer should be a time for beach or other vacation reading. Some of my favorite reads are histories and biographies, with a couple of mysteries thrown in. But for those of us involved or interested in healthcare policy and programs – and their effect on military families and communities – we need to keep up on current affairs. In this blog, I am going to offer a few quick reads to help you get a sense of what might be happening to one of the most important features in the healthcare landscape. I am talking of course about Medicaid. Much of what I am offering here is a follow-up to a webinar that our MFLN Caregiving team offered just this week – Medicaid: Taking Stock of an Essential Program in Uncertain Times.In our webinar session, we discussed how Medicaid provides health insurance for approximately one out of five Americans. That’s about 20 percent of our population. It serves the young and the old and is intended primarily to assist those with low incomes and/or disabilities.Military families should be familiar with Medicaid for at least four reasons:When a family member has a serious health condition, they may need Medicaid to supplement their TRICARE or other healthcare benefits.Like many in the civilian population, military personnel are often caregivers for older loved ones. Medicaid is a major source of insurance and support for those needing care, and it’s important to understand Medicaid’s role in long-term care and service options.Because Medicaid systems vary so greatly across the states, military families in the PCS process, nearing separation or retirement, may want to know the lay of the land in those places where they may be moving.Finally, because of Medicaid’s influence on the health care system and on state and federal budgets, it is important to be aware of program happenings.Medicaid is front and center these days in Washington, D.C. In fact, just yesterday the U.S. Senate leadership released its proposed version of health reform legislation. Medicaid is the focus of much proposed action. The bill calls for changing the way Medicaid funds are allocated to the states. There is also a proposal to gradually end the expansion of Medicaid that was provided to certain low-income populations under the Affordable Care Act of 2010. Approximately 14 million individuals are covered under the Medicaid expansion option in 31 states plus the District of Columbia.The amount of press coverage and analysis that these proposals are generating is significant, but I would suggest that the Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, and New York Times are good sources to look at to get analysis from various angles and perspectives.These reform debates are likely only to get louder and more intense in the weeks to come. I often recommend to those who are concerned about current policy controversies to take “the long view” (of course escaping to the beach and reading a good novel is worth considering as well). By taking the long view we can better place things in context.Medicaid has been around for over 50 years and is no stranger to debate and calls for reform. One of the big takeaways from this week’s Medicaid webinar is that there are many vested interests wrapped up in Medicaid. These include not only advocates for patients and low income families, but also many healthcare providers, hospitals, long-term care providers, and managed care organizations. Because of the economic, political, and social issues involved, these and other stakeholders will want to have their voices heard as things move forward.To fully understand Medicaid’s role and scope, I would recommend taking a look at online resources offered by the Kaiser Family Foundation. The Kaiser Family Foundation is widely recognized as a leading authority on health policy matters. Two of their resources are especially effective. An Issue Brief entitled, “10 Things to Know about Medicaid,” provides great insights on the program’s role in providing health coverage for the disabled, the elderly, and low income families while also providing perspective on funding and health outcomes. Just as an aside, I also highly recommend a recent column by David Grabowski and his colleagues published in the New York Times that reminds us, especially as we get older, that we may need to rely on Medicaid.The second Kaiser Family Foundation resource allows us to have quick and ready access to national and state level data and analysis on Medicaid – all in a very accessible and readable format. The foundation offers Medicaid State Fact Sheets on its website. Of course if you want to read this at the beach or on vacation, you’ll need to bring along a computer!The Military Families Learning Network is dedicated to providing information and discussion on major health policy issues relevant to military families and to those who provide assistance and guidance to families navigating healthcare and other systems of care and support. Please take time for that favorite vacation or beach read this summer, but in the interim consider some of the resources offered here. In addition, we would like to remind you that an in-depth three-part series on Medicaid is available through the MFLN portal. Just link to our Medicare & Medicaid Resources blog post. Through our portal, you will find information on other important health care topics. For example, information on the Medicare program (which provides health insurance for seniors) can be found in our recent blog ‘Are You Covered? – Medicare Overseas’ as well as our archived webinar Medicare 2017 & What it Means for You.In the weeks and months ahead, we’ll be sure to keep on top of things and share with you resources and analysis of what is happening with health policy developments and how they might affect caregivers and their families.This MFLN-Military Caregiving concentration blog post was published on June 23, 2017.