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AG's food drive raises more than 140,000 pounds of food

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Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller’s March Against Hunger challenge among law firms has raised the equivalent of nearly 144,000 pounds of food for needy Hoosiers.

Fifty law firms in Indiana and Kentucky participated in the challenge and raised more than 6,000 pounds of food and $27,574, which combined is the equivalent of 72 tons of assistance, according to the attorney general’s office. Every dollar raised was counted as five pounds of food.

For the third year, Zoeller partnered with the Indiana State Bar Association and Feeding Indiana’s Hungry to raise donations to benefit 11 regional food banks.

This year, Barnes & Thornburg in Indianapolis won in the large firm category; Fleschner Stark Tanoos & Newlin in Terre Haute won in the medium-sized firm category; Tuesley Hall Konopa in South Bend won in the small firm category; and the Department of Justice/Office of the U.S. Trustee in Indianapolis won in the public/nonprofit firm category.

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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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