Katie Stancombe for www.theindianalawyer.comThe legal profession has a problem, according to the International Bar Association.The IBA conducted what it calls the largest ever global survey on bullying and sexual harassment in the legal workplace, interviewing nearly 7,000 people from 135 countries.Results from the survey revealed a common and unsettling trend that the legal profession is “rife” with bullying and sexual harassment, regardless of whether policies and training have been implemented to address it.Key findings of the study uncovered that in the workplace, one in three female attorneys have been sexually harassed, and half of the women have been bullied. In the United States, the survey found more than 45 percent of respondents said they had been bullied and at least 24 percent said they had been sexually harassed.Similarly, one in three men have been bullied at work and one in 14 have experienced sexual harassment. Nearly 57 percent of bullying cases went unreported, and 75 percent of sexual harassment cases were kept silent.“It is deeply shameful that our profession, predicated on the highest ethical standards, is rife with such negative workplace behaviors,” said IBA President Horacio Bernardes Neto, partner of Motta Fernandes Advogados in Sao Paulo, Brazil.“Bar associations, law societies, and law firms must lead by example and expose unacceptable behavior. The IBA will be undertaking a global engagement campaign to ensure that eradicating bullying and sexual harassment is prioritized. We must work for positive change,” Bernardes Neto said.Survey results note that 65 percent of practitioners who have been bullied in the workplace consider or ultimately leave their job, as did 37 percent of sexually harassed practitioners. The report further discovered that while policies are present in more than half of legal workplaces, their desired effects are lacking. Although training does have some positive impact, only one in five legal workplaces educates their staff to prevent and properly respond to bullying and sexual harassment.Survey respondents in workplaces with policies and training are just as likely to be bullied or sexually harassed as those at workplaces without, it concluded.“These types of behavior are insidious and must be confronted,” said IBA Executive Director Mark Ellis. “The legal profession has been called upon regularly to advise other industries on bullying and sexual harassment. However, our ability to drive broader change is undermined if our own house is not in order. The IBA will promote cross-sector collaboration to ensure these societal-wide issues are addressed.”Of respondents, 73 percent of respondents work in a law firm, with in-house lawyers and government lawyers comprising 9 and 5 percent, respectively. Members of the judiciary made up 3 percent. Most respondents were younger than 40, and 67 percent were women.The IBA offered 10 recommendations for change, including raising awareness, revising and reimplementing policies and standards, and gathering data to improve transparency on the issue, among other things.A second version of the study will be conducted in 2024 to provide further data on bullying and sexual harassment in the legal profession and will be compared to these results.“We should call out bad behavior and support those who suffer as a result of it,” the survey concludes. “It is incumbent on all members of the profession to work together to address these issues because the findings of this research are dawning upon us all.” FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmail
Mrs. Juanita Ann (Brown) Richards, age 67, of Vevay, Indiana, entered this life on January 16, 1949, in Madison, Indiana, the daughter of the late, Carl Clayton and Hazel Gertrude (Carver) Brown. She was raised in Switzerland County where she was a 1967 graduate of the Switzerland County High School. Juanita earned her License Practical Nursing Degree in 1970 from Valdosta Technical University in Valdosta, Georgia. After graduation at 11:00 p.m., Juanita was employed where she served as a Licensed Practical Nurse in the Emergency Room at the King’s Daughters’ Hospital in Madison, Indiana. Juanita was united in marriage on April 16, 1980 at the Switzerland Baptist Church in Vevay, Indiana, to the late, Ricky D. Hinman. Juanita and Ricky shared nearly 10 years of marriage together until Ricky passed away on January 2, 1990. Juanita was later united in marriage on October 1, 1994, on their Chapel Ridge Farm to Robert H. “Bobby” Richards. Juanita and Bobby shared nearly 22 years of marriage together until her death. In February 2011, Juanita was presented with a plaque for serving 40 years of dedication as a Licensed Practical Nurse at the King’s Daughters’ Hospital. She was a member of the Switzerland Baptist Church in Vevay, Indiana. Juanita enjoyed traveling and crocheting and will be dearly missed by her family and friends. Juanita passed away at 11:38 pm, Sunday, April 10, 2016, at her residence in Vevay, Indiana.Juanita will be dearly missed by her loving husband of nearly 22 years: Robert H. “Bobby” Richards of Vevay, IN; her sons: Dale Richards & his companion: Lynn Schmatz of Vevay, IN, Troy Richards & his wife: Georgia of Vevay, IN, Shane Richards & his wife: Crystal of Carrollton, KY, Todd Richards & his wife: Tracie of Kent, IN & T.J. Richards & his wife: Natasha of Vevay, IN; her grandchildren: Bryan Levell, Justin Levell, Joey Richards, Jaclyn Richards Riley, Matthew Richards, Michael Hall, Brett Hall, Taylor Rowlett, Kassandra Richards, Gabriella Vaught, Chase Rowlett, Zachary Richards, Shalynn Richards, Ty Richards, Teegan Richards & R.J. Cunningham; her great-grandchildren: Carter Levell, Ashton Levell & Kahleigh Riley & her brother: Gordon Brown & his wife: Deanne of Maryland Heights, MO.She was preceded in death by her parents: Carl Clayton Brown, died August 21, 1989 & Hazel Gertrude (Carver) Brown, died August 2, 2010; her 1st husband: Ricky D. Hinman, died January 2, 1990; her paternal grandparents: Anthony Aaron Pete & Rosa Belle (Himelhauer) Brown; her maternal grandparents: Everett Kelso & Marie Gertrude (Cochran) Carver & her cousin: Naomi Blanche Pettit.Funeral services will be conducted Thursday, April 14, 2016, at 11:00 am, by Rev. Ron Lee at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home, 208 Ferry Street Vevay, Indiana 47043.Interment will follow in the Chapel Ridge Cemetery, Vevay, Indiana.Friends may call 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm, Wednesday, April 13, 2016, at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home 208 Ferry Street Vevay, Indiana 47043.Memorial contributions may be made to Moorefield Community Fire Department, Bear Branch Volunteer Fire Department or to the Switzerland Baptist Church. Cards are available at the funeral home.
VINTON, Iowa – All drivers competing at sanctioned events are required to purchase licenses to make themselves eligible for the benefits of IMCA membership.Those who have not yet purchased a 2017 license are affecting their eligibility to receive point fund shares.While licenses will be sold through the Duel In The Desert at Las Vegas Motor Speedway in November, drivers who fail to buy a license by Sunday, July 16 will not receive point fund money, or plaques and jackets should they be the top driver in state or track point standings.Licenses can be purchased by calling the IMCA home office at 319 472-2201.
(Chiba, Japan) — Jupiter Island’s Tiger Woods is one win away from setting the PGA Tour all-time wins record.The amazing bounce-back golfer won the Zozo Championship in Japan, shooting a 19-under-261 at the Accordia Golf Narashino Country Club to tie Sam Snead’s PGA Tour record of 82 victories. INZAI, JAPAN – OCTOBER 28: Tiger Woods of the United States speaks at the award ceremony following the final round of the Zozo Championship at Accordia Golf Narashino Country Club on October 28, 2019 in Inzai, Chiba, Japan. (Photo by Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images)Woods shot a three-under final round to win the Zozo Championship in Japan. The 43-year-old opened the tournament with three straight bogeys but rebounded to secure a win at the first PGA Tour event ever hosted in Japan. Woods had arthroscopic surgery on his left knee two months ago, a fifth procedure on the same joint, and made his first start in his 23rd season on the PGA Tour.
The Miami-Dade police department is reporting that a woman believed to be in her 60s has died after she was accidentally shot by a security guard near a strip mall.The incident was reported Friday around 1:00 pm at 10998 SW 184th St.Not much is known about the incident at this time, however, authorities did report that the woman was believed to have been leaving an area in the mall when she was accidentally shot in the back by the security guard.The woman was taken to Jackson South Medical Center as a trauma alert where she later died.The security guard was said to have remained on the scene and is cooperating with authorities as they continue their investigation.This is a developing story.
A chain of local strip clubs has announced that it will give back to the community for Thanksgiving once again this year.Cheetah Gentlemen’s Clubs are planning to give away 3,000 turkeys to families in need.The annual giveaway will take place on Monday, November 25 at 11 a.m., at the clubs’ parking lots.According to a report, 1,000 turkeys will be available at each location, and there will be a one-turkey-per-family limit. The event will be held on a first-come-first-served basis while supplies last.Cheetah owner and former Marine, Joe Rodriguez, has held the turkey giveaway for the past five years through his non-profit organization, Rodriguez Charities.The turkey pick-up locations are:-3342 Shawnee Avenue, West Palm Beach-100 Ansin Boulevard, Hallandale Beach-497 NW 31st Avenue, Pompano Beach
According to reports, there has been a train accident in Jupiter.It is believed there may be multiple fatalities.The the accident reportedly occurred somewhere along Bee Line Highway.Police have not confirmed anything at this time.This story is developing.
(Washington, DC) — After a police standoff, a suspect is finally in custody after two security guards were injured in an attack at the basilica in Washington, DC.Two security guards at the shrine are reportedly “conscious and breathing” after one was stabbed and another was struck by a vehicle shortly after 9 a.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 10.Police say a driver struck a female guard and several vehicles in the parking lot of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Northeast, DC this morning. He then chased a male guard into the Shrine and stabbed him.The suspect barricaded himself inside a home in a nearby neighborhood.He was arrested a short time after.Both victims are said to be in critical condition.
(Washington, DC) — President Trump is still enjoying gorgeous golfing weather while vacationing at Mar-a-Lago on Palm Beach. But Trump took time out from relaxation to again rail against impeachment on Twitter. Trump tweeted that impeachment by the House is part of an ongoing “witch hunt” that is “sputtering badly, but still going on.” He argued that it is hurting the U.S. by creating more division than ever. Trump added — “A lot of very good people were taken down by a small group of Dirty (Filthy) Cops, politicians (and) government officials” who “SPIED” on his 2016 campaign in an “illegal” investigation. Trump is continuing a long holiday vacation at his resort in Florida. President Trump has enjoyed beautiful weather while at the winter white house and has been able to play a round of golf nearly every day at one of his clubs. He is playing again today. Click here to see his official schedule.
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