YLD works to get law students interested in Bar work

first_imgYLD works to get law students interested in Bar work YLD works to get law students interested in Bar work Theresa E. Davis Assistant Editor Give her your tireless, your philanthropic, and your huddled masses yearning to give back to their community.While not exactly Lady Liberty, Young Lawyers Division President Jamie Billotte Moses is welcoming newly minted legal professionals and students from the teeming shores of law school to The Florida Bar.“My focus this year has been getting young lawyers involved in The Florida Bar but related to that is encouraging law students to look for similar opportunities,” Moses said.According to its Web site, the YLD strives “to stimulate and encourage the interest and participation of division members in the purposes of The Florida Bar.” There are several reasons why the YLD is a good place for young lawyers to start their involvement with the Bar, one of them being that the YLD is open to everyone seeking involvement at all law school class levels.Much like the AARP, the YLD has pretty relaxed membership requirements. According to the YLD Web site, any lawyer age 36 or under who has remained in good standing for the first five years of membership with The Florida Bar is automatically enrolled.When asked about her motivation for this campaign, Moses turns introspective.“I truly believe the practice of law is a privilege and therefore I have the utmost respect for this profession. I want all lawyers to feel this way and I think it encourages professionalism and civility. Reaching out to students before they become lawyers seemed like a natural thing to do. Anything that can be done to make the transition from student to lawyer easier will benefit all of us later,” said Moses.Law school students, it seems, have an incentive to get involved.“The sections have many opportunities available for students if the students just take the time to find out what the opportunities are,” Moses said.Thus far, the YLD has been in touch with every law school in Florida to the extent that they are planning fall and spring “lunch and learn” seminars at each one. There’s also information available for those students who may be looking out of state.“Although we are reaching out to the Florida schools because of their national reputations, we have broadened our discussions to encourage students to look for similar opportunities in the states they hope to practice,” Moses said.The reasoning behind this initiative is basic: “The YLD’s goal was to increase communication between the law schools and the Bar and we thought the best way to do that would be through the YLD,” said Moses.So how’s that working out for her?“I have personally spoken at nine of the 10 law schools in the state. After I spoke at a campus, I usually received 15 to 20 e-mails from students asking for advice or looking to be put in contact with someone,” said Moses. “I help any way I can.”If student response is any indication, Moses can consider her initiative a resounding success.“The reception from the law schools has been fabulous,” Moses said. “Although it’s been tough to fit us into the students’ busy schedules, the schools have stated the presentations were well- received and they want us to come back every year.”Moses is truly a disciple of her own teachings. In addition to being president of the YLD, she is currently the secretary for the Orange County Bar Association and will serve as treasurer next year.“I truly enjoy being a member. The Orange County legal community is wonderful.”Moses is no less enthusiastic about Orlando, referred to as “The City Beautiful” by the Orlando Regional Chamber of Commerce.“I love Orlando. It reminds me of where I grew up in Southern California.” April 30, 2006 Regular Newslast_img read more

Poolside paradise hits the market

first_img37 Alexandra St, North WardThe property is being marketed by Keyes & Co Property principal Damien Keyes, who said they had already had 30 groups inspect the home.“We’ve had quite a few families as well as local North Ward residents checking the market but there has also been plenty of genuine buyers,” Mr Keyes said.“We’ve had professional families looking at it along with some people who have relocated to Townsville.More from news01:21Buyer demand explodes in Townsville’s 2019 flood-affected suburbs12 Sep 202001:21‘Giant surge’ in new home sales lifts Townsville property market10 Sep 2020“It’s definitely in a location that commands attention – Alexandra St has a long established reputation as being one of Townsville’s most prestigious streets.” 37 Alexandra St, North Ward 37 Alexandra St, North WardThere is an outdoor shower facility and a powder room next to the in-ground pool and low-maintenance lawns and gardens.Inside the home there is multiple living zones with timber floors thought the main living area and ceramic tiled in the family room at the rear of the house.The property is within walking distance to Townsville Grammar School and Queens Gardens as well as tennis courts, parklands and touch football grounds. 37 Alexandra St, North WardMr Keyes said he was also expecting plenty of interest from upsizers taking advantage of Townsville’s affordable market.“In prime spots like these a lot of locals are looking to upgrade because the market is at such a good time to buy,” he said.The owners have added a pool and entertainment pavilion. The pavilion has a huge lounge and dining area with views of Castle Hill. 37 Alexandra St, North WardNESTLED  at the base of Castle Hill in one of Townsville’s most prestigious streets, this North Ward home delivers a stand out entertaining area.37 Alexandra St has four bedrooms, three bathrooms, two car spaces and will go to auction on Saturday, August 11.The home is on the high side of Alexandra St on a 1012sq m elevated block and has views of Castle Hill.last_img read more

Mourinho makes Pasalic move

first_img The 19-year-old, who was named in Croatia’s provisional 30-man World Cup squad, will join up with Jose Mourinho’s squad for its first pre-season training session on Wednesday afternoon. “I am very happy because I am now a Chelsea player,” Pasalic told Chelsea’s official club website. Chelsea have announced the signing of midfielder Mario Pasalic from Hajduk Split. Press Associationcenter_img “I am very impressed by the training ground and I must thank everybody at Hajduk. This is now a new start in my career. “I am a central midfielder, my favourite player is Frank Lampard, and so I am very happy to be a Chelsea player.” Pasalic completed his first full campaign in senior football last season, scoring 11 times in 36 appearances in all competitions and helping Hajduk finish third in the Prva HNL, Croatia’s top tier. The German-born teenager made his first-team debut towards the end of the 2013/13 season and has represented Croatia at under-21 level. Pasalic may follow in the footsteps of a number of Chelsea’s young prospects by being sent out on loan to gain more first-team experience. The Blues have already loaned Wallace and Bertrand Traore to Vitesse this summer as well as Tomas Kalas to Cologne and Thorgan Hazard to Borussia Monchengladbach. Pasalic is Chelsea’s third signing of the window following the transfers of Cesc Fabregas from Barcelona and Diego Costa from Atletico Madrid. last_img read more