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Ukrainian judges to visit for 5th time

IL Staff
November 11, 2009
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For the fifth consecutive year, Ukrainian judges will visit the Indiana Supreme Court to learn about the U.S. government. The five judges will be in Indianapolis and Noblesville Nov. 14-21, and will attend an oral argument at the high court, view criminal and civil proceedings, visit the re-entry educational facility in Plainfield, and exchange information with the Division of State Court Administration and the Indiana Judicial Center.

They will also meet with Chief Justice Randall T. Shepard, Marion Superior Judge Gerald S. Zore, and Hamilton Superior Magistrate Judge William Greenaway.

The judges, their facilitator, and two interpreters are participants in the Open World Program, a nonpartisan initiative of the U.S. Congress to build mutual understanding between emerging political and civic leaders of participating countries.

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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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