YLD to study Art. V funding

first_img December 15, 2002 Regular News The Florida Bar Young Lawyers Division’s January Governmental Symposium will focus on the impending state takeover of funding for trial courts.“Imagine going to your courthouse on Thursday, July 1, 2004, only to find that it now closes two days per week as part of a draconian cost reduction program,” said YLD Representative John Stewart of Vero Beach, who is chairing the symposium. “Or, you or your client seek the assistance of a court-funded victim assistance program only to find that the court made an across the board 40 percent reduction in its work force as part of another severe cost reduction program.”Stewart said those are some of the ideas floating around as the state prepares to take over as the major funding source for the trial court system.“Young lawyers have a stake in this debate and should use every opportunity to talk about the issue before its implementation,” Stewart said.That’s why the YLD has organized a symposium to discuss Article 5, Revision 7, which is set for January 10 from 10 a.m. to noon at the Ponte Vedra Inn near Jacksonville.Bar President-elect Miles McGrane will provide the opening remarks and then Rep. Dudley Goodlette, R-Naples, will moderate a panel discussion on court funding featuring Bar President Tod Aronovitz; Chief Judge Belvin Perry, Jr., of Orange County; John Ricco of the Florida Association of Counties; and Kent Spuhler, executive director of Florida Legal Services.Those interested in attending the symposium should contact Stewart at (772) 231-3500, or [email protected], by January 3. Attendees will be awarded 2 hours of intermediate CLE credit. YLD to study Art. V fundingcenter_img YLD to study Art. V fundinglast_img read more