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iba-adl-15col.jpg Kathleen Lucas, Bose McKinney & Evans LLP, was named the 2012 recipient of the IndyBar Women & the Law Division’s Antoinette Dakin Leach Award. Lucas, pictured here with daughter Tabitha, an associate at Lewis & Kappes, was honored at the Antoinette Dakin Leach Award Dinner, which was preceded by the division’s “Women’s Legal History: Major Movements and Local Impact” seminar program at the Columbia Club on October 23.

iba-speednetworking-15col.jpg Attendees at this year’s Speed Networking event chat with Chris Hickey, Rubin & Levin PC, and Chris Baker, Hostetler & Kowalik PC, about practicing in bankruptcy and creditors’ rights. Speed Networking, which helped connect newer attorneys with their more experienced counterparts, was held on October 3 at the Columbia Club.

iba-st-15col.jpgThe IndyBar Solo/Small Firm section hosted its third annual “Surviving & Thriving” day-long CLE program on October 5. Pictured here, Marion Superior Court judges and court staff enlighten attendees by sharing some of their pet peeves and tips on how to follow ethical rules and court procedures while avoiding violating local practices. Miss this valuable program? Keep an eye out for the section’s upcoming CLE series for solo and small firm practitioners in 2013!
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  1. All the lawyers involved in this don't add up to a hill of beans; mostly yes-men punching their tickets for future advancement. REMF types. Window dressing. Who in this mess was a real hero? the whistleblower that let the public know about the torture, whom the US sent to Jail. John Kyriakou. http://www.nytimes.com/2013/01/26/us/ex-officer-for-cia-is-sentenced-in-leak-case.html?_r=0 Now, considering that Torture is Illegal, considering that during Vietnam a soldier was court-martialed and imprisoned for waterboarding, why has the whistleblower gone to jail but none of the torturers have been held to account? It's amazing that Uncle Sam's sunk lower than Vietnam. But that's where we're at. An even more unjust and pointless war conducted in an even more bogus manner. this from npr: "On Jan. 21, 1968, The Washington Post ran a front-page photo of a U.S. soldier supervising the waterboarding of a captured North Vietnamese soldier. The caption said the technique induced "a flooding sense of suffocation and drowning, meant to make him talk." The picture led to an Army investigation and, two months later, the court martial of the soldier." Today, the US itself has become lawless.

  2. "Brain Damage" alright.... The lunatic is on the grass/ The lunatic is on the grass/ Remembering games and daisy chains and laughs/ Got to keep the loonies on the path.... The lunatic is in the hall/ The lunatics are in my hall/ The paper holds their folded faces to the floor/ And every day the paper boy brings more/ And if the dam breaks open many years too soon/ And if there is no room upon the hill/ And if your head explodes with dark forbodings too/ I'll see you on the dark side of the moon!!!

  3. It is amazing how selectively courts can read cases and how two very similar factpatterns can result in quite different renderings. I cited this very same argument in Brown v. Bowman, lost. I guess it is panel, panel, panel when one is on appeal. Sad thing is, I had Sykes. Same argument, she went the opposite. Her Rooker-Feldman jurisprudence is now decidedly unintelligible.

  4. November, 2014, I was charged with OWI/Endangering a person. I was not given a Breathalyzer test and the arresting officer did not believe that alcohol was in any way involved. I was self-overmedicated with prescription medications. I was taken to local hospital for blood draw to be sent to State Tox Lab. My attorney gave me a cookie-cutter plea which amounts to an ALCOHOL-related charge. Totally unacceptable!! HOW can I get my TOX report from the state lab???

  5. My mother got temporary guardianship of my children in 2012. my husband and I got divorced 2015 the judge ordered me to have full custody of all my children. Does this mean the temporary guardianship is over? I'm confused because my divorce papers say I have custody and he gets visits and i get to claim the kids every year on my taxes. So just wondered since I have in black and white that I have custody if I can go get my kids from my moms and not go to jail?

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