Wednesday, October 11, 2017

NY Knicks Trade Carmelo Anthony to Oklahoma City Thunder


Drawing on nearly 20 years of legal experience, Geoffrey "Geoff" Scovil practices in Albuquerque, New Mexico, where he represents clients accused of a variety of crimes, ranging from misdemeanor offenses to murder and conspiracy charges. Although he has lived in Albuquerque since 1998, Geoffrey Scovil is a passionate fan of the National Basketball Association's New York Knicks.

The Knicks will have a significantly different roster in 2017-2018 as the team recently dealt Carmelo Anthony to the Oklahoma City Thunder in exchange for Enes Kanter, Doug McDermott, and the Chicago Bulls' 2018 second-round draft pick. Originally a first-round pick of the Denver Nuggets, Carmelo Anthony has spent the past seven seasons with the Knicks and has been an All-Star in each of those years. However, he requested a trade from the franchise this past summer in the midst of organizational turmoil. He had a no-trade clause, which gave him the ultimate say as to which team he would accept in a trade. 

While neither Kanter nor McDermott have the prestige of Anthony, both are serviceable players who should help the Knicks in different ways. Kanter is a 6-foot-11, 245-pound center who has averaged 11.3 points and 6.7 rebounds per game throughout his six-year career. McDermott, meanwhile, is a 25-year-old, three-year veteran who has a career average of 8.0 points per game.

Friday, September 15, 2017

FC Barcelona Rookie Dembele Reveals Advice Received Before His Debut


Since 1998, Geoffrey “Geoff” Scovil has lived in Albuquerque, New Mexico, where he serves as an attorney at law. A solo practitioner, he has handled a wide variety of cases from small misdemeanor charges to felony conspiracy cases. In his personal life, Albuquerque's Geoffrey Scovil is a soccer fan who counts FC Barcelona as his favorite team. 

Barcelona rookie Ousmane Dembélé recently revealed what two of the team’s key players told him before his first match for the team. Serving as a substitute, Dembélé debuted in the second half of the team’s game against Espanyol in early September, a game Barcelona won 5-0.

After the match, Dembélé revealed that the team’s manager, Ernesto Valverde, offered him advice. Valverde, who used to play for the team, suggesting the rookie relax and be calm. Luis Suarez, however, provided Dembélé with more practical advice, advising the rookie to give him the ball and he would score.

Following Suarez’ advice, Dembélé got the ball and indeed passed to the striker, assisting in the team’s fifth and final goal of the match. Afterward, Dembélé expressed that he was very pleased with the results, saying he had fulfilled a dream.

Thursday, September 7, 2017

Three Unique Cities to Visit in Thailand


Albuquerque-based attorney Geoffrey "Geoff" Scovil has served his local community for nearly 20 years. When not providing legal counsel, Geoffrey Scovil enjoys traveling outside of Albuquerque and exploring the world, visiting countries including Thailand. When journeying to this culturally rich nation, three cities to consider discovering include: 

1. Krabi. A laid-back beach town in the southwest, Krabi offers visitors unspoiled beaches, seaside cliffs, and clear blue water. It is suitable scuba diving and rock climbing, and the nearby Railay Beach is renowned for its sunset views. 

2. Nong Khai. Sitting beside the Mekong River, this cultural capital is well known for its many yearly festivals, including the Thai New Year festival and the Anou Savari Festival. It's also dotted with temples and ancient rock formations. 

3. Kanchanaburi. For modern history enthusiasts, this city was greatly impacted by World War II, and still bears many scars from its embattled past. Despite this, it also offers several national parks that are apt for hiking and enjoying the area’s many caves and waterfalls.

Friday, August 25, 2017

The New Mexico Wilderness Alliance’s Wilderness Ranger Program


For nearly two decades Geoffrey “Geoff” Scovil has been working as an attorney in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Dedicated to supporting the Albuquerque community outside of the legal realm, Geoffrey Scovil supports the New Mexico Wilderness Alliance.

As part of its efforts to protect and restore wilderness areas in the state, the New Mexico Wilderness Alliance maintains several initiatives, including its Wilderness Ranger program, which operates as a partnership between the Forest Service and New Mexico Wild, and is designed to promote wilderness conservation. 

Individuals who participate in the program work in pairs in such wilderness areas as the Chama River Canyon and Santa Fe National Forest, and provide numerous services, including trail assessment and campsite rehabilitation.

In addition to their routine services, those working through the New Mexico Wilderness Ranger program interact with the public for a number of reasons. Hikers are encouraged to contact a ranger to set up a time to hike with them in the field. During this time, rangers show hikers the basics of collecting wilderness data and traveling through the backcountry. 

Further, volunteers who want to promote wilderness conservation can work with the members of the Wilderness Ranger program to address maintenance issues and monitor visitor use. These volunteers help the rangers in the program manage their daily activities and prevent backlog.

Friday, March 10, 2017

New Mexico Wilderness Alliance's Gila Campaign


Geoffrey Scovil is an an Albuquerque-based attorney who earned his juris doctor degree in 1996 from Case Western Reserve University School of Law. When he isn't advocating for clients in habeas corpus cases, Geoff Scovil actively supports numerous pioneering non-profit organizations such as the New Mexico Wilderness Alliance (NMWA). 

Founded in 1997, the NMWA is committed to protecting and restoring the state's wild lands and wilderness areas through advocacy, stewardship, and federal wilderness designations. One of the non-profit's most prevalent wilderness protection campaigns involves the Gila Wilderness, New Mexico's largest wilderness area. NMWA's goal, aside from further expansion of designated wilderness, is to have the Gila River and numerous other eligible streams secure Wild and Scenic status.

Since 2013 NMWA citizen scientists have been hiking and taking inventory of the Gila National Forest, surveying more than 100 miles of the Gila River and documenting more than 250,000 acres of wild land. A land use plan revision is currently being created with early suggestions for recreation development and opportunities for solitude, as well as human impacts and infrastructure.

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Tips for Combating Shin Splints


An Albuquerque-based attorney specializing in defending clients' constitutional rights, Geoffrey Scovil earned his juris doctor degree from Case Western Reserve University School of Law in 1996. He chose Case Western because it was close to Ashtabula, Ohio where his grandmother lived in the house where she raised her kids just down the street from her antique shop where she herself was raised during The Great Depression. Geoff Scovil was close to his grandmother who just passed away this year at the age of 96.

Family is important to Geoff Scovil. His favorite thing to do is enjoy sports - whether as a spectator or participant - with his family. He was an avid runner and cyclist who earned a varsity letter in numerous high school sports, including track and field and has played various sports ever since. 

One of the most commonly-occurring injuries for track and field athletes and beginner runners is shin splints. If ignored, the bone injury could progress to a stress fracture. However, if you rest appropriately and take other precautions, you can be back to running at full strength within three to six weeks. 

As soon as you begin to notice pain along the front outside or inside part of the leg, you should allow time for the injury to subside; take more rest days, lessen the distance and intensity at which you run, and never allow the pain to pass four on a scale of 1-10. Most importantly, if you do continue to run, it's imperative that you wrap your shin and ice the affected area afterwards to reduce inflammation. You can also do various exercises before and after running to alleviate pain such as walking on your heels for 30 seconds, on and off four times. Alternatively, you might consider other ways to train and stay in shape that won't affect your shins, such as swimming or bicycling.

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Denzel Washington Voices John Coltrane in New Documentary


Geoffrey Scovil is an Albuquerque, New Mexico-based attorney who specializes in Habeas Corpus law. Outside of his work in Albuquerque, Geoff Scovil considers jazz his favorite musical genre, naming jazz legend John Coltrane as his favorite artist. 

A recent John Coltrane documentary, Chasing Trane, found its voice for the jazz great in veteran Hollywood actor, Denzel Washington. When John Schienfield made The US Vs John Lennon, the director had no problem finding audio and video interviews of the former Beatle to help tell the story. Schienfield did not have such luck with Chasing Trane, as John Coltrane rarely ever gave audio interviews, and never did any on television, leaving the director little to work with in regard to the artist’s own words. 

Despite the lack of audio and video interviews, however, Coltrane did do a number of print interviews throughout his career. To bring the musician’s words to life, Schienfield enlisted the help of Oscar-winning actor Denzel Washington, who takes on Coltrane’s voice in Chasing Trane, acting as a narrator for the musical great’s print interviews. According to Schienfield, Washington’s delivery is, in itself, a type of jazz. 

Chasing Trane premiered at the Telluride Film Festival in September 2016.