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Attorney volunteers are needed for free borrower outreach programs around Indiana hosted by the Indiana Foreclosure Prevention Network Sept. 1.

At these events held at National Guard Armories, borrowers can attend a free workshop, speak with a counselor, and begin preparing to work with their lender. IFPN would like to have attorneys on hand to answer general legal questions, most likely in a small-group setting. The shifts last for 2 ½ hours.

Attorneys don’t need to be experts in foreclosure law and can help by explaining the basics of going to court and related areas of law like bankruptcy or child support. To volunteer, contact the team leader for that location. There will be a PowerPoint presentation posted on the Indiana Supreme Court’s website with more information about the basics of foreclosure law, and a webinar at the end of August for those who would like to learn more about foreclosure law. More information about these outreach events is available at www.877gethope.org.

Columbus: 2160 Arnold St., Columbus, 47203
Team leader: Rick Scalf, Eastside Community Center
E-mail: ifpn@eastcc.org    

Evansville: 3300 E. Division, Evansville, 47715 (CST)
Team leader: Karen Simon, HOPE Of Evansville
E-mail: karens@hopein.com

Fort Wayne: 130 Cook Road, Fort Wayne, 46825
Team leader: Vickie Evans, Pathfinder Services, Inc.
E-mail: vevans@pathfinderservices.org

Hammond: 2530 E. 173rd St, Hammond, 46323 (CST)
Team leader: Caroline Shook, Housing Opportunities
E-mail: cshook@housing-opportunities.com

Indianapolis: 3612 West Minnesota St., Indianapolis, 46241
Team leader: Cheryl Shelton, CAGI
E-mail:  cshelton@cagi-in.org

Richmond: 1200 W Main St., Richmond, 47374
Team leader: Lorri Cox, Affordable Housing Corp.,
 E-mail: lorri@ahcindiana.org

South Bend: 1901 S Kemble Ave., South Bend, 46613        
Team leader: Amy Kennedy, La Casa
E-mail: amyjo.kennedy@lacasagoshen.org

Terre Haute: 3614 Maple Ave., Terre Haute, 47804        
Team leader: Rachel Eckert, TRI-CAP
E-mail: rachel@tri-cap.net
 

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  2. This sure is not what most who value good governance consider the Rule of Law to entail: "In a letter dated March 2, which Brizzi forwarded to IBJ, the commission dismissed the grievance “on grounds that there is not reasonable cause to believe that you are guilty of misconduct.”" Yet two month later reasonable cause does exist? (Or is the commission forging ahead, the need for reasonable belief be damned? -- A seeming violation of the Rules of Profession Ethics on the part of the commission) Could the rule of law theory cause one to believe that an explanation is in order? Could it be that Hoosier attorneys live under Imperial Law (which is also a t-word that rhymes with infamy) in which the Platonic guardians can do no wrong and never owe the plebeian class any explanation for their powerful actions. (Might makes it right?) Could this be a case of politics directing the commission, as celebrated IU Mauer Professor (the late) Patrick Baude warned was happening 20 years ago in his controversial (whisteblowing) ethics lecture on a quite similar topic: http://www.repository.law.indiana.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1498&context=ilj

  3. I have a case presently pending cert review before the SCOTUS that reveals just how Indiana regulates the bar. I have been denied licensure for life for holding the wrong views and questioning the grand inquisitors as to their duties as to state and federal constitutional due process. True story: https://www.scribd.com/doc/299040839/2016Petitionforcert-to-SCOTUS Shorter, Amici brief serving to frame issue as misuse of govt licensure: https://www.scribd.com/doc/312841269/Thomas-More-Society-Amicus-Brown-v-Ind-Bd-of-Law-Examiners

  4. Here's an idea...how about we MORE heavily regulate the law schools to reduce the surplus of graduates, driving starting salaries up for those new grads, so that we can all pay our insane amount of student loans off in a reasonable amount of time and then be able to afford to do pro bono & low-fee work? I've got friends in other industries, radiology for example, and their schools accept a very limited number of students so there will never be a glut of new grads and everyone's pay stays high. For example, my radiologist friend's school accepted just six new students per year.

  5. I totally agree with John Smith.

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