Minor MJP rules changes offered

first_imgMinor MJP rules changes offered Minor MJP rules changes offered The Bar Board of Governors has received two minor amendments to its rules on the multijurisdictional practice of law.Bar Unlicensed Practice of Law Counsel Lori Holcomb said, at the board’s recent meeting, that the changes were needed to rules and a form to drop a requirement that out-of-state lawyers seeking to do arbitrations or appear in court pro hac vice supply their Social Security numbers.Instead, the amendment will require them to supply their local state bar identification numbers, she said, which will allay identity theft concerns.In response to a question, Holcomb said the form that out-of-state members must fill out when seeking to do a Florida arbitration will be available both on the Bar’s and the Supreme Court’s Web sites.The changes will come back to the board for approval at its July meeting. July 1, 2006 Regular Newslast_img read more

3 Rescued, 1 Missing After Small Plane Crashes Into Setauket Harbor

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Three men were rescued and one remains missing after a small, single-engine plane crash-landed in Setauket Harbor over the weekend, Suffolk County police said.The group was flying in a Piper Archer four-seater, fixed-wing aircraft from Fitchburg, Mass., to Republic Airport in Farmingdale when the plane began experiencing engine trouble at 11:05 p.m. Saturday, police said.Austricio Ramirez, a 25-year-old student pilot from the Bronx who was flying the plane, turned the controls over to the instructor pilot, 36-year-old Nelson Gomez of Queens, who made the emergency landing in the harbor, police recounted.Ramirez, Gomez and a third man, Wady Perez, were rescued by responding officers. The fourth man, 23-year-old Gerson Salmon-Negron of Queens, was last seen exiting the plane into the water, police said.The three men were taken to Stony Brook University Hospital, where they were treated and released.Suffolk police, volunteer firefighters, the Brookhaven Town Harbormaster and members of the U.S. Coast Guard searched for the fourth man throughout the weekend.last_img read more