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Ogden & Sullivan attorneys named to Florida Bar standing committees

July 12, 2006
Several of the firm's attorneys were recently named to positions on Florida Bar standing committees.
Joe Kinman was selected to serve on the Code and Rules of Evidence Committee.  The law of evidence in Florida is established by the Legislature and codified in the Florida Statutes, rather than promulgated as rules of procedure by the Florida Supreme Court.  Therefore,  the committee's primary focus is on proposed legislation.  Rule amendments are proposed by the committee to ensure that the Supreme Court's rules of evidence comport with the code of evidence contained in Chapter 90, Florida Statutes.
Matt Mudano has been reappointed to the Civil Trial Certification Committee.  This committee is responsible for proposing criteria for the issuance and renewal of certification of civil trial lawyers in Florida.  As part of its work, the committee reviews applications for certification, develops and grades certification examinations, and recommends to the Board of Legal Specialization and Education those individuals found to have met the standards imposed by the certification plan.
Jere Tolton was chosen as a new member of the Appellate Court Rules Committee.  This committee studies and recommends amendments to the Florida rules of appellate procedure which govern all proceedings in Supreme Court, the District Courts of Appeal and the circuit courts in the exercise of their appellate jurisdiction described in Rule 9.030 (c).
Erin Gaskin has become a member of the Animal Law Committee which studies significant developments in the growing area of Animal Law and reports those developments to members of the Florida Bar.  As part of its work, the committee takes an active role in communicating about and reviewing proposed legislative changes.  In addition, the committee provides research and study of specialized concerns in the area of Animal Law, including the interaction between animals and their environments and how statutes and case law are evolving to accommodate and integrate these interactions.
Rachel Krause was selected to serve on the Student Education and Admissions to the Bar Committee.  The mission of this committee is to determine whether or not law schools are adequately preparing their students for the practice of law and to make specific recommendations to the Florida Bar Board of Governors and law school deans in this regard.  The committee also monitors and reviews proposed legislation affecting legal education and establishes a means to track the success of minority scholarship programs.
Summer Hughes will be participating as a member of the Client Security Fund Committee.  The important work of this committee includes review and process of claims made by persons who may have suffered a reimbursable loss as a result of misappropriation or embezzlement of money or property placed in the possession of an attorney pursuant to the attorney-client relationship.
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