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Bar foundation names 2012 fellows

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The Fellows of the Indiana Bar Foundation will induct 33 new members at its Fellows dinner and annual meeting July 20 in French Lick, Ind.  

Joseph H. Hogsett, United States Attorney for the Southern District of Indiana, will make remarks at the event.

Reservations are open to non-Fellows and before July 1, attendance is $100 for dinner and cocktails. After July 1, the cost is $120 per person. More information and registration details can be found online at www.inbf.org or by calling 317-269-7864. Lodging is available at a reduced price for attendees.
 
The Fellows began in 1979 with 400 attorneys pledging in excess of $400,000 to the foundation. Membership is by invitation only. The bar foundation has named approximately 1,000 attorneys as Fellows. A nominating committee invites candidates, reviews their credentials and makes recommendations to the board of directors of the Indiana Bar Foundation. To be eligible, attorneys must have professional, public or private careers that demonstrate outstanding legal ability and devotion to the welfare of their community, state and nation, as well as to the advancement of the legal profession.

The complete list of 2012 fellows can be found online.

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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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