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Bankruptcy Court seeks volunteers for pro bono panel

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The United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Indiana is accepting new volunteers who would like to work on the court’s Bankruptcy Pro Bono Panel.

Volunteer attorneys represent indigent parties on a pro bono basis in adversary proceedings and contested matters. An attorney admitted to the Southern District of Indiana is eligible to volunteer.

Applications by litigants to the panel are given out only at the Bankruptcy judges’ discretion and all applicants are financially screened. Volunteer attorneys are asked to take no more than three cases per year.

Those interested in more information on volunteering should contact Kathleen Field at kathleen_field@insb.uscourts.gov.

The court recognized at a June 3 breakfast event the volunteer attorneys who handled 13 cases within the past year. Those attorneys are: Wendy Brewer, Kayla Britton, Courtney Chilcote, K.C. Cohen, Dustin DeNeal, Darrell Dolan, Jeremy Dunn, Jeff Graham, Elizabeth Lally, Nicolette Mendenhall, Erin Nave and Fatima Skimin.
 

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  1. Well, maybe it's because they are unelected, and, they have a tendency to strike down laws by elected officials from all over the country. When you have been taught that "Democracy" is something almost sacred, then, you will have a tendency to frown on such imperious conduct. Lawyers get acculturated in law school into thinking that this is the very essence of high minded government, but to people who are more heavily than King George ever did, they may not like it. Thanks for the information.

  2. I pd for a bankruptcy years ago with Mr Stiles and just this week received a garnishment from my pay! He never filed it even though he told me he would! Don't let this guy practice law ever again!!!

  3. Excellent initiative on the part of the AG. Thankfully someone takes action against predators taking advantage of people who have already been through the wringer. Well done!

  4. Conour will never turn these funds over to his defrauded clients. He tearfully told the court, and his daughters dutifully pledged in interviews, that his first priority is to repay every dime of the money he stole from his clients. Judge Young bought it, much to the chagrin of Conour’s victims. Why would Conour need the $2,262 anyway? Taxpayers are now supporting him, paying for his housing, utilities, food, healthcare, and clothing. If Conour puts the money anywhere but in the restitution fund, he’s proved, once again, what a con artist he continues to be and that he has never had any intention of repaying his clients. Judge Young will be proven wrong... again; Conour has no remorse and the Judge is one of the many conned.

  5. Pass Legislation to require guilty defendants to pay for the costs of lab work, etc as part of court costs...

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