JeffreyA.Abrams

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Abrams: Law School Orientation—Oh, To Be Young Again!

August 27, 2014
I had the honor of attending law school orientation on Saturday, August 16 at the Robert H. McKinney School of Law. I sat on the dais with the Honorable Jose Salinas of Marion Superior Court, the Honorable Jane E. Magnus-Stinson of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana and McKinney School of Law Dean Andrew Klein.
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Abrams: Sections, Committees and Divisions, Oh My!

August 13, 2014
Each quarter, I have the opportunity to listen to the chairs of all the Indianapolis Bar Association’s sections, committees and divisions describe accomplishments they have achieved during the past quarter as well as forecast great things to come throughout the balance of the year. There is some amazing work done by these groups – not all of which is known to our members.
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Abrams: SUMMERTIME - Fun in the Sun and With the IndyBar

July 16, 2014
Summertime is a wonderful time of the year. Not only are there so many things to do outside (when it finally stops raining), but there are also lots of great events with the IndyBar and Indianapolis Bar Foundation.
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Abrams: See you in Cincinnati

June 18, 2014
By the time you are reading this article, I will be on my way to the 21st Annual Bench Bar in Cincinnati, Ohio. So, I asked myself when I attended my first Bench Bar, what is a Benesch commercial real estate lawyer going to do at a Bench Bar Conference? The answer? Lots of things.
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Abrams: Unjust Criticism of the Judicial System

June 4, 2014
The Indianapolis Bar Association has had a long-time policy on addressing unjust criticism of the judicial system. While we have not needed to review very many cases, a recent case provided an unusual twist on the review of the judicial system.
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Abrams: Celebrating Law Day

May 7, 2014
May 1 is officially recognized as Law Day. The day is spent reflecting on the role of law in the pursuit of happiness in our everyday lives and recognizing the importance of law for our community.
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Abrams: A New Justice Center ? ! ? !

April 23, 2014
he offices of the Indianapolis Bar Association first learned of the city’s interest in pursuing a Justice Center several months ago when they expressed interest in learning more about our task force work over the last 10 years.
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Abrams: Do You Really Want To Manage The Firm?

April 9, 2014
So for all of you reading this article, if at some point in time you are asked to take over the helm of your firm, please consider it carefully, understanding the increased responsibilities but cherishing the opportunity if it is right for you.
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Abrams: 5 Things I Wish I Had Known My First Year Of Practicing Law

March 12, 2014
After having the luxury of practicing law for over 30 years and looking back on the first few years of practice, there are several things that I have learned that I sure wish I had known as a young lawyer.
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Abrams: Compliments are Easy to Accept

February 26, 2014
One thing that we constantly hear from other organizations is how forward thinking and progressive the IndyBar is compared to other bar associations in the country. We received requests from other bar execs for their officers to spend time with us and “pick our brains” on how to successfully manage and operate a bar association.
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