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There are a lot of people who want to become attorneys. So many people, in fact, that the Indiana Board of Law Examiners has had to find a second location to administer the July test.

Executive Director Linda Loepker said this is the first time the BLE has had two testing locations. For the last five years, the test has been administered at Primo West in Plainfield. This year, due about 100 more bar applicants, the BLE had to find another location. Now, some will take the test at Primo’s sister location in Indianapolis, Primo South.

Loepker said the dimensions and size of the facilities are the same, which is an advantage in duplicating testing conditions. They are also the only users of the facility at the time of the test, which allows the BLE to control noise and other situations.

If you are scheduled to take the test in July and your last name is begins with the letters A through L, you are to take the test at Primo West. Those with the last names beginning with the letters M through Z are to take it at Primo South. Loepker said there’s no advantage to taking the exam at one site as opposed to the other.
 

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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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