Board to take up technology and practice issues August 1, 2002 Regular News Board to take up technology and practice issues Final reports and recommendations in two areas that symbolize the changing legal world — both technological and daily practice — are scheduled for the Bar Board of Governors meeting August 16 in Sarasota.The Technology Task Force is set to make a final presentation, with budget figures, for the proposed new Bar World Wide Web portal. The portal, free to Bar members, will offer e-mail service, free online legal research services, and other benefits for Florida’s lawyers.And the Unbundled Legal Services Special Committee II is scheduled to make its recommendations on the Supreme Court mandate to develop a rule that will allow lawyers to provide unbundled legal services in family law matters.The cost for the web portal, tentatively called MyFloridaBar, is $150,000 for the 2002-03 budget year and $95,000 for the following year. The plans call for each user to be able to customize the service to receive, for example, law updates and CLE notices for his or her practice area.Other projected services include access to online discussion groups on various legal issues, user ability to link to news services and market reports, online access to SEC and other government reports and documents, online access to legal forms, and a user-selected set of links.The board gave tentative approval to the proposal at its May meeting, subject to final budget figures and nailing down details for the program. If approved, it could be offered to Bar members this fall.The program is similar to one set up by the State Bar of Texas, which has signed up almost half of that bar’s membership. A Texas lawyer who helped created that system, Craig Ball, has been hired as an advisor for The Florida Bar’s effort.The unbundled committee was appointed last April by immediate past Bar President Terry Russell, following up on a Supreme Court request that the Bar draw up a rule addressing unbundled services in the family law area. The court specifically asked that the rules address in-court representation by lawyers in family law matters.The court said it has not prejudged whether such a rule is needed or desirable, but wants a proposal before it addresses the issue.Unbundled services are defined as allowing a lawyer to perform a discrete service for a client without undertaking a complete representation. For example, a pro se litigant might engage the lawyer to only make the court appearances in a case, or just do legal research or document drafting.The issue has been getting increasing attention as more and more Floridians, particularly in family law cases, represent themselves in court. In many areas of the state, most dissolution cases have at least one party acting pro se.The special committee was finishing its report as this News went to press.On other matters, the board will hear from a special committee appointed to recommend the Bar’s response three plans submitted to the Supreme Court on how government lawyers can perform pro bono services.And the board will get an update on President Tod Aronovitz’s Dignity in Law program.In addition, the board will nominate nine lawyers for three upcoming vacancies for five-year terms on the Florida Board of Bar Examiners.
Keith S Mosier, of Aurora, passed away April 3, 2017 in Aurora, Indiana.He was born June 29, 1938 in Louisville, KY, son of the late Forest Mosier and Pearl Stephens MosierKeith dedicated 55 years of service to the road construction industry. He served as President of Paul H. Rohe Company and John R. Jurgensen Company.He was a member of Mt Sinai United Methodist Church, was active in the Relay for Life, and Apple Pie Ministry at Mt. Sinai UMC. Keith was a member of Aurora Masonic Lodge #51, the Peace River Woodcarvers Club, and the Good Sam Out N’ About Camping Club. He was a long time lover of archaeology. Keith was a classic car collector and a Lionel train collector. He also enjoyed fly-fishing and was known as the “Dessert king.”.Surviving are his loving wife of 44 years, Judy Mosier of Aurora, IN; children, Sarah (Aaron) Craig of Bloomington, IN, Doug (Natalie) Mosier of Aurora, IN, Rebecca (Cometron) Dever of Columbus, IN; grandchildren, Chauncey & Amelia Craig, Elliott Mosier, and Hannah Dever.He was preceded in death by his parents, Forest and Pearl Mosier.Friends will be received Thursday, April 6, 2017, 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm at the Mt. Sinai United Methodist Church, 9813 Mt. Sinai Rd., Aurora, Indiana. Masonic services will be held at 6:30 pm.Services will be at 7:00 pm, immediately following visitation, with Pastor LaJo Dunbar officiating.Contributions may be made to the Mt. Sinai United Methodist Church, Our Hospice of South Central Indiana, or Aurora Masonic Lodge #51. If unable to attend services, please call the funeral home office at (812) 926-1450 and we will notify the family of your donation with a card.Visit: www.rullmans.com