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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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  3. Father's rights? What about a mothers rights? A child's rights? Taking a child from the custody of the mother for political reasons! A miscarriage of justice! What about the welfare of the child? Has anyone considered parent alienation, the father can't erase the mother from the child's life. This child loves the mother and the home in Wisconsin, friends, school and family. It is apparent the father hates his ex-wife more than he loves his child! I hope there will be a Guardian Ad Litem, who will spend time with and get to know the child, BEFORE being brainwashed by the father. This is not just a child! A little person with rights and real needs, a stable home and a parent that cares enough to let this child at least finish the school year, where she is happy and comfortable! Where is the justice?

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