Adcock, Silverstein honored for their public service work Adcock, Silverstein honored for their public service work June 1, 2006 Regular News This year’s winners of the Wm. Reece Smith, Jr., Public Service Award were honored during a recent ceremony in the Great Hall at Stetson University College of Law in Gulfport. The award honored outstanding contributions to public service, the justice system, and the community.This year’s awards were presented to Louie N. Adcock, Jr., and Murray B. Silverstein.Adcock has been president, chair, or director of more than 15 community service organizations during the nearly five decades that he has been a lawyer. He presently works as trustee with the All Children’s Hospital Foundation and is on the board of the All Children’s Health System and Bay Area Legal Services. He has contributed to the legal community as St. Petersburg Bar president 1977-1978; Executive Committee, Board of Governors 1983-1985; convention chair, The Florida Bar Annual Meeting 1984; candidate for president of The Florida Bar; chair of the Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section, 1992-1993; and president of The Florida Bar Foundation 1990-1991.Silverstein is currently president of the Community Law Program, Inc., an organization providing pro bono legal services, and is on the executive committee of the All Children’s Hospital Development Council. He has published numerous articles in the local press about the indigent health care tax and consumer information for healthcare, and has prosecuted consumer fraud cases. Silverstein has served on the editorial board of The Florida Bar Journal & News, and is a member of several sections of The Florida Bar, including the Pro Bono Service Awards Committee, Board of Governors, and Business Law Section. He has been a member of The Florida Bar’s Public Member Screening Committee, Board of Bar Examiners Screening Committee, and Special Commission on Lawyer Regulation.Last year, the honor was awarded to Tampa criminal defense attorney Rochelle Reback and Carlton Fields attorney Sylvia Walbolt.Stetson established the Wm. Reece Smith, Jr., Award in 1990. Wm. Reece Smith, Jr., the award’s namesake and its first recipient, is the past president of the American, International, and Florida Bar associations.
Duro IkhazuagbeBarely four days after Super Eagles first choice goalkeeper, Carl Ikeme, was diagnosed of acute Leukeamia, his English Championship club, Wolverhampton Wanderer has replaced the ailing player.Wolves on MondayÂ sealed a two-year contract with Norwich goalkeeper John Ruddy, 30, as possible replacement for Ikeme.Ruddy has just one cap for England and is a strong contender for the number one jersey for Wolves next seasonHowever, a statement on Wolves website made it clear they have been pursuing Ruddy “throughout the summer” even before Ikemeâ€™s leukeamia ailment was diagnosed in a preseason check up.“This is a bittersweet feeling for me – it is good to be here but the circumstances could have been better,” Ruddy announced on his arrival in Wolves on Monday. “Having played against Carl over a number of years, I know what a good goalkeeper he is so it would have been fantastic for the club to have had us competing and bringing out the best in each other.“Now it is a situation where football takes a back seat for Carl and everyone’s thoughts are with him,” the new Wolves keeper stressed with a tinge of sadness.Ikeme who has started the chemotherapy treatment for the cancer of the blood took to twitter at the weekend to thank legions of his fans around the world for their show of love in his present situation.â€œThank you all for your kindness and love. The start of a new chapter and ready to give it my all! Thank youâ€ Ikeme tweeted. With over 200 caps for Wolves, Ikeme has spent the greater part of his professional career at the club.But while the English club has made a replacement for Ikeme, Nigeria with a double header World Cup 2018 qualifier against Cameroon in barely 60 days from now is yet to make any move to strengthen that vital area of the senior national team.As at Monday, a Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) source hinted THISDAY that though Eagles Technical Adviser, Gernot Rohr, is in deep shock over Ikemeâ€™s leukeamia, no goalkeeper has been penciled as possible replacement for the gangling Wolves safe hands.â€œThe Technical Adviser (Gernot Rohr) is in shock over the news of Ikemeâ€™s ailment. He has not taken any decision yet on which player to replace the Nigerian number one goalkeeper yet. We are waiting to hear from him,â€ observed the NFF source to THISDAY yesterday evening.Ikeme became Nigeriaâ€™s number one man between the sticks following Vincent Enyeamaâ€™s unceremonious departure from the Super Eagles mid 2015.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram