A new documentary, Echo In The Canyon, will explore the explosion of music that came out of Los Angeles, CA’s Laurel Canyon neighborhood in the mid-1960’s. The film–which features appearances by the late Tom Petty as well as Brian Wilson, Ringo Starr, Eric Clapton, Stephen Stills, Jackson Browne, Graham Nash, David Crosby, Beck and many more—is set to premiere as part of the Los Angeles Film Festival on May 24th at Arclight’s Cinerama Dome and the Landmark, followed by a New York premiere at the Angelika and The Landmark at 57 West on May 31st.Directed by Andrew Slater, Echo In The Canyon features rare archival footage and interviews with artists and musicians that were around during the 1960’s, or were inspired by the music that came out of it. “The music that came out of the Laurel Canyon scene was inspiring to my generation of songwriters,” says Jakob Dylan (Bob Dylan’s son), the film’s star and executive producer.According to a press release,‘Echo In The Canyon’ celebrates the explosion of popular music that came out of LA’s Laurel Canyon in the mid-60s as folk went electric and The Byrds, The Beach Boys, Buffalo Springfield and The Mamas and the Papas gave birth to the California Sound. It was a moment (1965 to 1967) when bands came to LA to emulate The Beatles and Laurel Canyon emerged as a hotbed of creativity and collaboration for a new generation of musicians who would soon put an indelible stamp on the history of American popular music.Watch the trailer for Echo In The Canyon below:Echo In The Canyon (Trailer)[Video: Greenwich Entertainment]Both premiers in Los Angeles and New York City will feature performances by musicians from the film all weekend.
April 15, 2002 Regular News April 15, 2002 Notices Court sets oral argument The Florida Supreme Court has set oral argument in Re: Report and Recommendations of the Judicial Management Council of Florida on Privacy and Electronic Access to Court Records, case no. SC02-659 for June 5, beginning at 9 a.m. A maximum of 20 minutes to each side has been allotted for the argument. Spittler petitions for Bar reinstatement Pursuant to Bar Rule 3-7.10, John Joseph Spittler has petitioned the Supreme Court for Bar reinstatement.Spittler was suspended for nine months pursuant to a court order dated May 17, 2001, as a result of his misconduct in the filing of improper bankruptcy schedules and transfer of property.Any persons having knowledge bearing upon Spittler’s fitness or qualifications to resume the practice of law may contact Carlos A. Leon, Bar Counsel, The Florida Bar, Suite M-100, 444 Brickell Avenue, Miami 33131, telephone (305) 377-4445. Board makes appointments Two lawyers have been re-appointed to the Florida Bar Foundation Board of Directors by the Bar Board of Governors, and another has been named to the Supreme Court’s Bar Admissions Committee.The board at its March meeting reappointed Daryl D. Parks of Tallahassee and Lawrence J. Phalin of Orlando to three-year terms on the Foundation board. Jerry M. Gewirtz of Tampa was chosen for a two-year term on the admissions committee. Health Law Section nominates officers The Health Law Section’s Nominating Committee has nominated Christine C. Whitney of Jacksonville for the position of chair-elect for 2002-03.The committee has also nominated James M. “Chet” Barclay of Tallahassee for treasurer and Allen R. Grossman of Tallahassee for secretary for 2002-03.With regard to the four executive council seats, with terms expiring June 30, 2005, the committee nominates Monica Lee Felder, Boca Raton; George F. Indest III, Altamonte Springs; Gregory Allen Chaires, Winter Park; and James Andrew Farrell, West Palm Beach.The Health Law Section will meet to elect its 2002-03 officers and executive council members with terms expiring in 2005 on June 20 from 3 to 6 p.m. during The Florida Bar’s Annual Meeting at the Boca Raton Resort and Club. All members of the Health Law Section are encouraged to attend this meeting.Section 7.4 of the Health Law Section bylaws allows for other nominations to be made by petition of at least 15 voting members of the section. The petition must be filed with the chair no later than 30 days prior to the date of the annual meeting. Ethics Symposium set for April at UM The ABA Criminal Justice Florida White Collar Crime Committee and the University of Miami School of Law Center for Ethics and Public Service will present the First Annual Criminal Justice Ethics Symposium April 26 at the University of Miami’s Storer Auditorium.The full day, panel format program brings together judges, prosecutors, and defense attorneys to address the issues confronting the criminal bar, including the following panels: • Conflicts in Representation: Ethics at the Starting Gate. • Pre-Indictment/Information: Sleazy versus Zealous Advocacy? • Ethics on Trial: Where is the Line? • Attorneys’ Fees: Getting Paid and Keeping Your Ticket. • Ethics: View From the Bench (Panel composed of state and federal judges).The cost is $125 for private practitioners who sign up prior to April 5, $150 thereafter, and $75 for government attorneys and judges prior to April 5, $90 thereafter. Tuition includes breakfast, lunch, breaks, parking, and materials.The special guest speaker is Monroe H. Freedman of Hofstra University Law School.For details, call (305) 284-6276. FALSS Annual Meeting set for April The Florida Association of Legal Support Specialists will hold its Fourth Annual Meeting and Educational Conference, jointly hosted by the Marion County Legal Support Association and the Tallahassee Association of Legal Support Specialists, at the Hilton Hotel in Ocala April 26-28.A professional development seminar is being offered, as well as one board certification workshop for the civil trial section, and two education seminars — one on the legal professional’s role in criminal proceedings, presented by Paul J. Guilfoil, and the other on the utilization of court reporters, to be presented by Kelly Owen McCall and Shelly Owen Heatherdale.The newly elected officers of FALSS for 2002-03 will be installed at a ceremony on April 27. The incoming membership meeting will also be held April 27.For more information contact Jennifer Volkmar, registration chair, at (352) 732-8121. For more information about FALSS visit www.falss.org.