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2011 DTCI Rookie Seminar

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The Defense Trial Counsel of Indiana will hold its Rookie Seminar on April 15, 2011, at The Montage at Allison Pointe. 8.0 credits (including 1.0 ethics) have been requested.

Registration material and additional information is available online at www.dtci.org. Click “Events” and then the link to the Rookie Seminar Brochure. Questions should be directed to Lisa Mortier, (317) 580-1233, Lmortier@dtci.org.

Agenda

7:45 – 8:15 Registration and Continental Breakfast

8:15 – 8:30 “First Audition”Opening Remarks
Jeb Crandall, Bleeke Dillon Crandall P.C.

8:30 – 9:15 “Setting the Stage”
Pre-suit Investigation & Management
Joe Alberts, Dow AgroSciences

9:15 – 10:00 “Dress Rehearsal”
Depositions for Fun & Profit
Phil Kalamaros, Hunt Suedhoff Kalamaros LLP

10:00 – 10:15 “Take Five” Break

10:15 – 11:00 “Learning Your Lines”
How to Evaluate a Case
Tammy Meyer, MillerMeyer LLP

11:00 – 11:45 “Contract Negotiations”
ADR & Mediation
Tom Schultz, Schultz & Pogue LLP

11:45 – 12:30 “Thanking the Academy”
Voir Dire Basics
Rob Thornburg, Frost Brown Todd LLC

12:30 – 2:00 Lunch and Panel Discussion
DTCI Past President Panel Discussion

2:05 – 2:45 “The Show Must Go On”
Appellate Practice
Maggie Smith, Frost Brown Todd LLC

2:45 – 3:30 “Rolling Out the Red Carpet”
Trial Tactics
Jason Massaro, Massaro Ciobanu LLP

3:30 – 3:45 “Take Five” Break

3:45 – 4:30 “Best Supporting Actor and Actress”
Effectively Utilizing Support Staff
Joetta Allgood, Bose McKinney & Evans

4:30 – 5:30 “Sharing the Spotlight”
Ethics in the Courtroom
Gary Miller, Miller Meyer LLP

5:30 – 6:30 “That’s a Wrap!”
Cocktail Reception
Network with DTCI Board Members & Sponsors

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  1. Frankly, it is tragic that you are even considering going to an expensive, unaccredited "law school." It is extremely difficult to get a job with a degree from a real school. If you are going to make the investment of time, money, and tears into law school, it should not be to a place that won't actually enable you to practice law when you graduate.

  2. As a lawyer who grew up in Fort Wayne (but went to a real law school), it is not that hard to find a mentor in the legal community without your school's assistance. One does not need to pay tens of thousands of dollars to go to an unaccredited legal diploma mill to get a mentor. Having a mentor means precisely nothing if you cannot get a job upon graduation, and considering that the legal job market is utterly terrible, these students from Indiana Tech are going to be adrift after graduation.

  3. 700,000 to 800,000 Americans are arrested for marijuana possession each year in the US. Do we need a new justice center if we decriminalize marijuana by having the City Council enact a $100 fine for marijuana possession and have the money go towards road repair?

  4. I am sorry to hear this.

  5. I tried a case in Judge Barker's court many years ago and I recall it vividly as a highlight of my career. I don't get in federal court very often but found myself back there again last Summer. We had both aged a bit but I must say she was just as I had remembered her. Authoritative, organized and yes, human ...with a good sense of humor. I also appreciated that even though we were dealing with difficult criminal cases, she treated my clients with dignity and understanding. My clients certainly respected her. Thanks for this nice article. Congratulations to Judge Barker for reaching another milestone in a remarkable career.

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