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Monthly Archives from August 2014

Attorney Crystal T. Broughan Hosts South African Delegation

Crystal Broughan, the President of Jacksonville Sister Cities, is hosting an event on Thursday, August 21st at 6 pm at The Hyatt Riverfront  titled ‘Celebration of the Life of Nelson Mandela’.  Mayor Brown and his administration are joining with the JSCA to make this a city wide event. Ms. Broughan has been appearing on local media stations like First Coast Connect with Melissa Ross and First Coast Living. Marks Gray is a sponsor of this important […]

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Shareholder Frederick H. Kent named Top Rated Lawyer

The publisher of The American Lawyer & Corporate Counsel magazine, American Lawyer Media, has partnered with Martindale-Hubbell™  and selected Fred Kent as a 2014 Top Rated Lawyer in Banking & Finance. Fred is AV® rated, the highest possible rating by Martindale-Hubbell™.

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Attorney Jep Barbour and the Live for Today Foundation

Marks Gray shareholder, Jep Barbour is on the Board of Directors of Live for Today. Live for Today is a non-profit organization that helps young adults with cancer. Jep’s son grew up with the founder and president, Todd Blake. Todd is a courageous young man who has committed himself to supporting others with cancer to fulfill their dreams. Please click the link below to see his appearance on The Today Show.

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Best Life Tips: Keep Cool in Hot Weather

We are in the midst of the dog days of summer in Florida. The sun and heat sometimes discourages outdoor workouts. Don’t let the heat discourage you from staying active and healthy.   Learn about exercising safely in the heat and continuing to enjoy the outdoors.  I’m currently training for a marathon that will take place at the end of September and have adapted my training to accommodate the heat including getting up very early, staying […]

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New USICS Memo on H-1B Petitions for Nurses

Twelve years after the last USCIS policy memorandum (PM) on the adjudication of H-1B visas for nurses, this past July USCIS issued a PM which supersedes prior guidance. The PM is intended to assist USCIS officers in determining whether a nursing position meets the definition of a “specialty occupation.” The PM notes that the private sector “is increasingly showing a preference for more highly educated nurses” and as a result, in some situations, a petitioner […]

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CBP Seeks Comments to Improve International Travel

As a result of a directive from President Obama, CBP is seeking comments to improve the entry process and airport-specific plans for international travelers to the U.S. CBP is looking for feedback and suggestions for improvement in the areas of international arrival experience, technology, passport, baggage inspections and related issues. We are hopeful that this outreach will result in new initiatives that facilitate international travel to our country.

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