The world-famous Jazz Fest will return to the Fair Grounds Race Course to celebrate their 50th anniversary from Thursday, April 25th through Sunday, the 28th, and Thursday, May 2nd to Sunday, May 5th. That’s right, both weekends will start on a Thursday and end on a Sunday, alleviating some of the crowded atmospheres that the first weekend is traditionally known for.On Friday, the legendary festival revealed another huge artist, Diana Ross–one the most iconic performers in American music history–to the already-stacked lineup. Having celebrated her Diamond Diana 75th Birthday earlier this year, the “I’m Coming Out”, “Upside Down”, “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough” vocalist will make her first-ever appearance at Jazz Fest on Saturday, May 4th.Related: Oteil & Friends Announce NOLA Show During Jazz FestEarlier in the week, event organizers rolled out the 2019 lineup, which features The Rolling Stones, Dave Matthews Band, Katy Perry, Jimmy Buffet & The Coral Reefer Band, Chris Stapleton, Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band, Santana, Pitbull, Van Morrison, Al Green, Logic, Earth, Wind & Fire, Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue with Nevilles, Gladys Knight, John Fogerty, The Revivalists, Leon Bridges, Chaka Khan, Herbie Hancock, Tank and the Bangas, Tom Jones, Bonnie Raitt, Alanis Morissette, Gary Clark Jr., Irma Thomas, Doobie Brothers, The O’Jays, Ziggy Marley, Mavis Staples, The Head and The Heart, Jimmy Cliff, Ellis Marsalis Family Tribute, Boz Scaggs, Aaron Neville, Galactic, Jerry Lee Lewis, Rebirth Brass Band, Indigo Girls, Los Lobos, Big Freedia, Kamasi Washington, Rita Coolidge, Buddy Guy, Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Better Than Ezra, Lauren Daigle, Dumpstaphunk, Taj Mahal & The Phantom Blues BAnd, Ani DiFranco, Hurray for the Riff Raff, Gregory Porter, Maze featuring Frankie Beverly, Shirley Caesar, The Radiators, The Robert Cray BAnd, Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe, Jonathan Butler and Gerald Albright, North Mississippi Allstars, The subdudes, The Mavericks, Anders Osborne, Little Feat, Samantha Fish, Naturally 7, Big Sam’s Funky Nation, Kermir Ruffins & The Barbecue Swingers, Sweet Crude, Boyfriend, The Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Rance Allen Group, Sonny Landreth, Cyril Nevill’s Swamp Funk, Bonerama, Foundation of Funk, George Porter Jr. & Runnin’ Pardners, Bobby Jones & The Nashville Super Choir, Little Freddie King, The Soul Rebels, Steve Earle & The Dukes, and hundreds more.All ticketing information, as well as daily lineups, for the 2019 Jazz Fest can be found via the festival’s website.
July 15, 2001 Regular News BriefsJustice Harding addresses South Palm Beach Bar Justice Major B. Harding talked about the Supreme Court’s role in the post presidential election case at a luncheon meeting of the South Palm Beach County Bar Association. When he woke up the morning after the election, Justice Harding said he did not feel that the Supreme Court should make the decision, as the election should not be decided by the judicial system. Harding also discussed how he was proud of the way the court made all pleadings and information available to the press and the world on the Internet the day after they were filed and said, at one point, the court’s Internet site was averaging 3.5 million hits a day. He also talked about the pressure on the court, and how no matter what the court decided, people were going to be convinced the decision was prejudiced in favor of one side or the other. Judge Harding said that he was proud of the way the court kept the public informed. Justice Harding said his e-mail address became public, and he received thousands of e-mails, mostly expressing their displeasure with the court’s decisions. Justice Harding said that he has been a judge for 33 years, and has had to make many unpopular decisions, but he was still stunned at the intensity of the public reaction. He concluded by saying that over the past 224 years the country has remained free, and an unbiased, impartial judiciary has protected the public’s liberties. Lawyers honored for volunteer work The Legal Aid Society of Palm Beach County, in collaboration with the Palm Beach County, South Palm Beach County, and Hispanic Bar Associations, recently hosted the 13th Annual Pro Bono Recognition Evening honoring legal and non-legal professionals who provided volunteer services to Palm Beach County’s low-income community. This year’s event honored attorneys Donna M. Greenspan (And Justice for All award), Kathleen G. Kozinski (guardianship law award), Brian M. O’Connell (community service award), Adam D. Palmer (real property award), Philip T. Ridolfo, Jr., (cultural activities award), Louis M. Silber (civil litigation award), and W. Trent Steele (community service award). Additional awards went to retired engineer Larry L. Danker (public guardianship volunteer award), police officer Carl W. Woods (litigation support award), the Café Joshua Legal Panel (homeless advocacy award), and Kingcade & Booth (firm award). Smith to lead Palm Beach Bar The Palm Beach County Bar recently installed Amy Smith as its new president. Smith, a resident partner in the West Palm Beach office of Walton Lantaff Schroeder and Carson, is a graduate of Nova University School of Law. Other new officers include Greg Coleman, president-elect, and board members Manny Farach, Stanley Klett, Lisa Small, Jo Ann Kotzeno, Yvette Trelles, and Lynn Whitfield. The Palm Beach County Bar Association currently has 2,460 members. For more information about the PBCBA log onto www.palmbeachbar.org. Carlton Fields wins pro bono recognition Carlton Fields was recently awarded the Put Something Back pro bono award for exceptional law firm at the 12th Annual Dade County Bar Association awards luncheon. Since its founding in 1901, the firm has been committed to public service and pro bono work. Carlton Fields’ 200 lawyers provide a wide range of pro bono services, including representing indigent persons, assisting charitable and other not-for-profit organizations which cannot afford legal counsel, and working with legal aid organizations. BALS launches fundraising drive Bay Area Legal Services has launched a fundraising drive to assist its vulnerable clients. A committee of nine attorneys will assist in raising an additional $20,000 for Bay Area’s annual fund of $165,000 for 2001. “We are giving hope to indigent clients who need legal help,” said Committee Chair George Gramling. “These folks are struggling against daily injustices and have no other place to turn. Bay Area offices provide advice and help with civil legal matters from helping a mom collect the child support she deserves, to helping an elderly person overturn an unlawful eviction notice.” Other committee members include Dean Birch, David Caldevilla, James Felman, Erin Larrinaga, Scott Steady, George Vaka, Ted Hamilton, and Stephen Cohen. Applicants sought for workers’ comp. deputy chief position The Statewide Nominating Commission for Judges of Compensation Claims is now accepting applications for the position of deputy chief judge of worker compensation claims. Pursuant to Chapter 200l-91, Laws of Florida, the current term of the chief judge expires October 1, and effective October 1, the position of deputy chief judge of compensation claims is created. Candidates desiring consideration for the position must demonstrate prior administrative experience and possess the same qualifications for appointment as a judge of compensation claims. No person may be nominated unless he or she has been a member of The Florida Bar in good standing for the previous five years and is experienced in the practice of law of workers’ compensation. Qualified applicants must submit the original completed application and one copy to G. Bart Billbrough, commission chair, 1390 Brickell Avenue, Third Floor, Miami, FL 33131, telephone (305) 350-5358, fax (305) 373-2294, and one additional copy must be submitted to each commission member by 5 p.m. August 7. Applications may be obtained from the commission chair. A public hearing will be held August 21, commencing at 9:30 a.m., at the Marriott Orlando World Center, 8701 World Center Drive in Orlando, for the purpose of conducting interviews of the applicants for this position. Written commentary concerning any applicant by any person is welcome and must be submitted to the chair and a copy to each commission member no later than August 16. Names and addresses of commission members are also available from the chair. Two vacancies on the Second DCA The Second District Court of Appeal Judicial Nominating Commission is accepting applications to fill two vacancies on the Second District Court of Appeal, one created by the resignation of Judge David F. Patterson, effective July 10, and the other by the resignation of Judge Edward F. Threadgill, Jr., effective December 19. Applicants must be registered voters, have been members of the Bar for the preceding five years, and reside in the territorial jurisdiction of the court. Application forms are available from Wallace Pope, Jr., JNC chair, 911 Chestnut Street, P.O. Box 1368, Clearwater 33757-1368 or can be downloaded from the Bar’s website. Ten copies of the completed application and attachments for Judge Patterson’s seat must be returned to Pope no later than 5 p.m., July 18. Ten copies of the completed application and attachments for Judge Threadgill’s seat must be received no later than 5 p.m., July 31. Any questions concerning this process should be directed to Pope at (727) 461-1818. Hillsborough County JNC seeks applicants The 13th Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission is now accepting applications for a seat on the Hillsborough County bench. Applicants must be residents of Hillsborough County, registered voters, and have been members of the Bar in good standing for the preceding five years. Applications are available from Anthony T. Martino, JNC chair, by pick-up at his office at 3407 W. Kennedy Blvd., in Tampa, anytime between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. An original and nine copies of the completed application must be received by Martino no later than 5 p.m., July 16. Note that the applications have changed and old versions (prior to March 2001) will not be accepted. Second Circuit JNC to fill two judgeships The Second Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission is now accepting applications to fill two newly created circuit seats on the Second Circuit bench. Applicants must be registered voters, must have been members of The Florida Bar in good standing for the preceding five years, and must reside in the territorial jurisdiction of the Second Circuit. Applications are available at the offices of Mary L. Sweet, JNC Vice-Chair, 1024 East Park Avenue, Tallahassee 32301 and at the Bar’s website. The original and nine copies of the completed application must be received by Sweet no later than 5 p.m., Friday August 10. Applicants sought for 27 new judgeships Applications for 16 circuit court judgeships and 11 county court judgeships, created by the legislature earlier this year, are now being accepted by judicial nominating commissions around the state. Applicants must have been members in good standing of The Florida Bar for the last five years, be registered voters, and live in the jurisdiction of the county they are applying for. Applications are available from local JNCs and on the Bar’s website. To get an application online, click here The newly created judgeships are: • First Circuit — one circuit judgeship and one Okaloosa County judgeship. • Second Circuit — two circuit judgeships. • Fourth Circuit — one circuit judgeship and one Duval County judgeship. • Fifth Circuit — one circuit judgeship. • Sixth Circuit — one circuit judgeship, one Pasco County judgeship and one Pinellas County judgeship. • Seventh Circuit — one circuit judgeship. • Ninth Circuit — one circuit judgeship and one Orange County judgeship. • 10th Circuit — one circuit judgeship and one Polk County judgeship. • 11th Circuit — one circuit judgeship. • 12th Circuit — one Sarasota County judgeship. • 13th Circuit — one circuit judgeship and one Hillsborough County judgeship. • 15th Circuit — one circuit judgeship. • 17th Circuit — two circuit judgeships and one Broward County judgeship. • 18th Circuit — one circuit judgeship and one Brevard County judgeship. • 20th Circuit — one circuit judgeship and one Lee County judgeship. For additional information, contact Leslie Jacobs, Executive Office of the Governor, at (850)488-3494. Congress moves LSC funding bill The House Appropriations Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, State, and Judiciary in late June unanimously approved President Bush’s request to allot $330 million for Legal Services Corporation in 2002, and the Senate Appropriations Committee is expected to do the same. “We can now say with confidence that LSC has regained its status as a program worthy of strong bipartisan support,” said incoming LSC President John Erlenborn, a former U.S. Congressman. “Hundreds of thousands of low-income Americans will have a chance to receive a fair chance at justice as a result of this vote.” Erlenborn also noted that President Bush deserves credit for his leadership in promoting equal justice. If the Senate committee votes as expected, LSC will continue to serve as the primary funding source of 207 legal aid programs across the country. General Practice Section plans to connect with its membership Reaching out to section members with a series of meetings will be among the priorities of the General Practice, Solo and Small Firm Section this year, according to new section Chair Charles Kane. The section hopes to have 24 regional liaison meetings during the coming year, with the first eight coming in the next few months, said Kane, who became chair at the section executive council meeting June 22 at the Bar annual meeting. “The purpose is to encourage Bar membership to have communications with the executive council members to better learn how we can serve their interests,” he said, adding the meetings will be open to both section and potential section members. “I want to bring people out and have them bring a friend.” Tentative plans are for the meetings to be free and perhaps include seminars that will qualify for CLE credits. Other member services will include a variety of seminars, including one on sovereign immunity, another on technology, and the section’s annual Florida law update offering. “I am planning to put together what I consider an unusual seminar that will be held from June 29 to July 7, 2002, in London,” Kane said. “It will be an excursion seminar and it will involve field trips to interesting places, both in and outside of London, where the attendees will get their CLE credits as well as the enjoyment of taking a trip to England.” The section is also planning an upgrade of its website, including posting times and locations for its regional meetings, he said. Briefs