Amendments to Family Law Rules rewriting the purpose of the rules

first_imgAmendments to Family Law Rules rewriting the purpose of the rules The Florida Bar’s Family Law Rules Committee has submitted to the Florida Supreme Court a report proposing an amendment to Florida Family Law Rule of Procedure 12.010, Scope, Purpose, and Title. The proposed amendment rewrites subdivision (b)(1) of this rule which sets forth the purpose of the Family Law Rules. The court invites all interested persons to comment on the committee’s proposed amendment, which is reproduced in full below, as well as online at www.floridasupremecourt.org/decisions/proposed.shtml. An original and nine paper copies of all comments must be filed with the court on or before June 1, with a certificate of service verifying that a copy has been served on Raymond T. McNeal, Committee Chair, 2640 S.E. 45th Street, Ocala 34480, as well as a separate request for oral argument if the person filing the comment wishes to participate in oral argument, which may be scheduled in this case. The chair has until June 22 to file a response to any comments filed with the court. Electronic copies of all comments also must be filed in accordance with the Court’s administrative order In re Mandatory Submission of Electronic Copies of Documents, Fla. Admin. Order No. AOSC04-84 (Sept. 13, 2004).  IN THE SUPREME COURT OF FLORIDA May 1, 2008 Notices Amendments to Family Law Rules rewriting the purpose of the rules IN RE: AMENDMENTS TO FLORIDA FAMILY LAW RULE 12.010, CASE NO. SC08-641 RULE 12.010. SCOPE, PURPOSE, AND TITLE (a) [no change] (b) Purpose. ( 1) These rules shall be construed to secure the just, speedy, and inexpensive determination of the procedures covered by them and shall be construed to secure simplicity in procedure and fairness in administration. These rules are intended to facilitate access to the court and to provide procedural fairness to all parties, to save time and expense through active case management, setting timetables, and the use of alternatives to litigation, and to enable the court to coordinate related cases and proceedings to avoid multiple appearances by the same parties on the same or similar issues and to avoid inconsistent court orders.(2) Nothing shall prohibit any intake personnel in family law divisions from assisting in the preparation of papers or forms to be filed in any action under these rules. (c) [no change]last_img read more

Preview: Worcester Warriors v Bristol Rugby

first_imgOn the final day of the regular season, Dean Ryan’s men host top-of-the-table Bristol, with the victors going in the play-offs in first position.Worcester fell to a 23-19 defeat to Bristol on the opening day of the campaign as tries from Andy Short, David Lemi and Ben Mosses ensured victory at Ashton Gate.Since then, Warriors have lost only once more – away to Jersey in St Peter – while securing the B&I Cup with a defeat of Doncaster Knights.Last weekend, Worcester scored ten tries to hand Cornish Pirates their heaviest Championship defeat.After trailing to an early Kieran Hallett penalty and going down to fourteen men when Ryan Lamb was sinbinned, Worcester bounced back spectacularly.Scrum-half Charlie Mulchrone and winger Cooper Vuna each grabbed a hat-trick at Mennaye Field.Team NewsA number of first team players return to fitness ahead of Bristol’s final game of the regular season.Mark Sorenson recovers from a bicep injury to skipper the side, while Chris Brooker and Marco Mama are also selected in the pack.Andy Robinson makes a total of ten changes for the Sixways clash, as first play second in Round 22 of the Greene King IPA Championship.Auguy Slowik earns a first league start since January and the Academy flyer is joined by George Watkins, Ben Mosses and Nicky Robinson in a new-look backline.Tom Kessell is set for his first competitive start in Bristol colours, while international duo Jack Lam and Kyle Traynor also come into the starting line-up.Max Crumpton is listed among the replacements after returning from a long-term knee injury, while Jamal Ford-Robinson could make his first outing for the Club after being included in the 22-man squad.Bristol Rugby team to face Worcester Warriors at Sixways Stadium on Saturday, 25 April (3pm KO):Auguy Slowik; George Watkins, Jack Tovey, Ben Mosses, Charlie Amesbury; Nicky Robinson, Tom Kessell; Kyle Traynor, Chris Brooker, Anthony Perenise, Glen Townson, Mark Sorenson (c), Marco Mama, Jack Lam, Mitch Eadie.Replacements: Max Crumpton, Jack O’Connell, Jamal Ford-Robinson, Joe Joyce, Olly Robinson, Craig Hampson, Adrian Jarvis.last_img read more

Revamping pass rush big priority for Ravens this offseason

first_imgOWINGS MILLS, Md. — There wasn’t much to like about the Ravens defense over the final four weeks of the 2016 season.Allowing 26 or more points in each of the last four contests and 127 or more rushing yards in the final three games, a unit that entered Week 14 ranked first in total defense was anything but special down the stretch. The late struggles of the run defense garnered much attention, but the season-long ineffectiveness of the pass rush was magnified when the Ravens needed it the most as top cornerback Jimmy Smith was sidelined.Baltimore collected a total of three sacks over those final four games with two coming from veteran rush specialist Elvis Dumervil, who was limited to eight games while recovering from offseason Achilles tendon surgery. Turning 33 later this month, Dumervil is entering the final season of a five-year contract and is scheduled for a $6 million salary and an $8.375 million salary cap figure for 2017.“I was able to — the last five or six games of the season — come out and be a little productive, so I’m looking forward to next season,” said Dumervil, who estimated being at 85 percent from where he was before the injury. “I’ve got one year left on the deal, so that’s where I’m at right now. Me personally, I’m trying to get my body back to where I need to be, so that’s the most important thing for me.”His price tag and age make Dumervil a prime candidate to be a cap casualty, but the Ravens must first construct a plan to boost their pass rush in 2017 after finishing tied for 24th with 31 sacks. Though still a productive all-around player while leading the Ravens with eight sacks, six-time Pro Bowl outside linebacker Terrell Suggs will turn 35 next season and did not record a single quarterback takedown in the final five games.It’s obvious that the Ravens’ need youthful options who can get after the quarterback, but 2015 fourth-round pick Za’Darius Smith failed to pop in his second season like the organization had hoped and managed just one sack in 494 defensive snaps. Fifth-round rookie Matt Judon flashed potential with four sacks, but Smith had also shown promising signs with 5 1/2 sacks in his rookie season before disappointing in 2016.“We have to get there,” said head coach John Harbaugh, who believes Judon has the potential to become a premier player. “It is one thing to have high hopes; it is another thing to get there. We are looking for another pass rusher certainly.”Of course, the Ravens could have selected edge rusher Noah Spence in the second round of last year’s draft, but general manager Ozzie Newsome instead traded back and eventually took Boise State linebacker Kamalei Correa, who profiles more as an inside option and played sparingly as a rookie. Spence was selected by Tampa Bay in the second round and finished with 5 1/2 sacks in 2016.Whether a prospect such as Alabama’s Tim Williams or Carl Lawson of Auburn is the right fit with the 16th pick in this spring’s draft remains to be seen, but the Ravens can no longer count on Suggs continuing to fight off Father Time and must do more to address what was a clear weakness in 2016.At the end of the season, the Ravens were unable to get to the quarterback with a four-man rush and were too vulnerable in the secondary. You can scheme ways to overcome one or the other, but a defense will almost always break when enduring both of those deficiencies.And that’s exactly what happened to a group that had played admirably for most of the season.last_img read more