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Northern District bankruptcy judge seeks reappointment

August 21, 2014
The Judicial Council of the 7th Circuit is inviting the public and members of the bar to comment as to whether U.S. Bankruptcy Chief Judge Robert E. Grant of the Northern District of Indiana should be reappointed to a new 14-year term.
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Scholarship at Indiana Tech pays tribute to Abraham Lincoln

August 19, 2014
Indiana Tech Law School has created the endowed Sara Vaughn Gabbard Scholarship which will award two law students a scholarship for participating in and winning an annual Abraham Lincoln writing competition organized by the school.
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Former Indiana chief justice to receive democracy award

August 19, 2014
Randall T. Shepard, former Indiana chief justice, will receive the Advancing American Democracy Award from the Benjamin Harrison Presidential Site next month.
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Public defender’s storytelling on display at fringe festival

August 18, 2014
An attorney at the Marion County Public Defender Agency is headlining one of the 64 shows being performed at this year’s Indy Fringe Festival.
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Harrison Superior judge resigning, replacement appointed

August 18, 2014
Harrison Superior Judge Roger D. Davis has informed the Indiana Supreme Court that he is resigning Aug. 23. As a result, Chief Justice Brent Dickson appointed Senior Judge Curtis B. Eskew Jr. as judge pro tempore until a permanent replacement is chosen.
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Rush to be sworn in as chief justice Monday

August 14, 2014
Indiana Justice Loretta Rush will officially become the Supreme Court’s chief justice Monday. Rush, along with current Chief Justice Brent Dickson, will be among those making brief remarks at the swearing-in ceremony.
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Court offices closed by underground explosion reopen Thursday

August 14, 2014
The state court offices located at 30 S. Meridian St. in downtown Indianapolis are open Thursday. The building was evacuated and workers were sent home early after several underground transformer explosions Wednesday afternoon.
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Disciplinary Actions - 8/13/14

August 13, 2014
Read who recently resigned from the Indiana bar.
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Indiana Court Decisions - July 23 to Aug. 5, 2104

August 13, 2014
Read recent Indiana opinions from appellate courts.
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Krauss appointed to Disciplinary Commission

August 12, 2014
A professor at Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law has been appointed to the Indiana Supreme Court Disciplinary Commission.
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  5. Additional Points: -Civility in the profession: Treating others with respect will not only move others to respect you, it will show a shared respect for the legal system we are all sworn to protect. When attorneys engage in unnecessary personal attacks, they lose the respect and favor of judges, jurors, the person being attacked, and others witnessing or reading the communication. It's not always easy to put anger aside, but if you don't, you will lose respect, credibility, cases, clients & jobs or job opportunities. -Read Rule 22 of the Admission & Discipline Rules. Capture that spirit and apply those principles in your daily work. -Strive to represent clients in a manner that communicates the importance you place on the legal matter you're privileged to handle for them. -There are good lawyers of all ages, but no one is perfect. Older lawyers can learn valuable skills from younger lawyers who tend to be more adept with new technologies that can improve work quality and speed. Older lawyers have already tackled more legal issues and worked through more of the problems encountered when representing clients on various types of legal matters. If there's mutual respect and a willingness to learn from each other, it will help make both attorneys better lawyers. -Erosion of the public trust in lawyers wears down public confidence in the rule of law. Always keep your duty to the profession in mind. -You can learn so much by asking questions & actively listening to instructions and advice from more experienced attorneys, regardless of how many years or decades you've each practiced law. Don't miss out on that chance.

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