January 1, 2004 Regular News Board approves funds for grievance process survey Board approves funds for grievance process survey Money for surveys for the Bar’s ongoing review of its grievance process and staff time transfers for a new advertising task force have been approved by the Bar Board of Governors, acting on recommendations of the Budget Committee.Both those activities were also approved by the Program Evaluation Committee, and the board also approved two other budget amendments.Budget Committee Chair Jesse Diner said the Special Commission on Lawyer Regulation sought $22,342 to survey judges, lawyers, grievance committee members, complainants, and others involved in the grievance process.Special commission Chair Hank Coxe reported to the board that the commission’s work is proceeding well. He said the panel has already received a wide range of comments and advice, but in addition wants to do a comprehensive survey of people who have been involved in the grievance process.“It is a remarkable education process,” Coxe said of the commission’s work so far. “It’s going to be a tedious process, but I think a worthwhile one. I am amazed at the number of people who are aware this is going on.”On the advertising task force, Diner said that President-elect Kelly Overstreet Johnson is creating that panel to review Bar advertising regulations and their effectiveness. That will require an allocation of $10,210 plus Bar staff time.Johnson said she hopes to appoint the task force this month, which she expects will have 13 to 15 members.“I definitely plan to put people on who advertise,” she said. “I think we need their input to see what rules work and which don’t.”Johnson said she also wants to ask Bar attorney Barry Richard about whether the Bar can constitutionally require lawyers to submit ads for Bar review before they are published or aired without running afoul of prior restraint issues. Present Bar rules require that ads to be reviewed must be submitted no later than concurrently with their first publication.On other budget matters, Diner recommended and the board approved paying $8,963 for a planning retreat. Those expenses, he explained, are part of implementing the recommendation to have the Bar’s Executive Committee, with a few additional members, take over long-range planning for the Bar.President-elect Johnson said the board will be getting a plan for that transition at its January 30 meeting. “We’ve got a good workable plan, and we’re looking forward to being able to give that to you,” she said.The Budget Committee also recommended, and the board approved, a $3,000 allocation to the joint Bar/CPA committee. The money will be used to help pay for an upcoming CLE seminar on complying with the Sarbanes Oxley Act.
Press Association Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino is backing Dele Alli to be included in England’s Euro 2016 squad next summer. Pochettino had urged caution on pushing Alli into the England squad too soon but the Argentine believes the midfielder can keep his spot if he continues his current form. “If he follows in the same way that he’s played in the last few months then maybe he will have the opportunity to go,” Pochettino said. “It’s not because he’s young and 19 years old, football is about performance. “He is still young but very mature – on the pitch and off it – and he’s a great boy and we’re happy how he has adapted in the different levels, in a different league. “The Premier League is very tough and he came from League One and he adapted himself in a very good way.” Alli is likely to play a major role against Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool on Saturday as Tottenham are short in midfield given injuries to Ryan Mason (knee) and Nabil Bentaleb (ankle), while Eric Dier is suspended. Mousa Dembele or Tom Carroll could partner Alli in the middle of the park, or another option would be to push centre-back Toby Alderweireld into the defensive midfield role. “Always it’s a problem when you have some players in this situation but we have a big squad, I trust in all players,” Pochettino said. “Sometimes you have to decide who is the best player to play in different games, but I’m happy with the squad. “Always you want to have all players fit and available to decide who to pick, but this is football and we need to accept the situation.” Alli made his senior international debut against Estonia last Friday and then came on as a substitute in the 67th minute of England’s 3-0 win over Lithuania. It has been a rapid rise to fame for the 19-year-old, who was playing in League One with MK Dons only five months ago.