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Bar Crawl highlights bar association news around the state. Indiana Lawyer strives to include bar association news and trends in its regular stories, and we would like to include more news from specialty and county bars. If you’d like to submit an update about your bar association or a photo from an event your bar association has hosted, or if you have questions about having your bar association news included in the newspaper, please send it to Marilyn Odendahl at modendahl@ibj.com, along with contact information for any follow-up questions at least two weeks prior to the issue date.

5th graders show off their constitutional knowledge

A total of 350 fifth-grade students from seven schools around Indiana demonstrated their knowledge of the U.S. Constitution May 17 at the state capitol during the We The People elementary showcase.

The showcase was structured like a congressional hearing with teams of students answering questions posed by a panel of attorneys, judges and members of the community. Gov. Mike Pence welcomed the youngsters, and First Lady Karen Pence gave the general address.
 

WTP-elementary-15col.jpg Fort Wayne’s Canterbury School students (from left) Hadi Mohammed, Mihir Agnihotri, Noah Barr and Halle Bermes answered questions on the topic, “How does the Constitution protect your basic rights?” as part of the We The People elementary showcase May 17 in Indianapolis. (Photo submitted)

“Programs like We The People benefit our state as a whole,” she said. “I suspect a number of you will serve in this building (the Statehouse) one day.”

The schools that participated were Frank Hammond School, Munster; Kahler Middle School, Dyer; Grimmer Middle School, Schererville (three classes); Clark Middle School, St. John (two classes); Canterbury School, Fort Wayne (three classes); William Tell Elementary School, Tell City; and Maconaquah Elementary School, Bunker Hill.

All of the schools received either superior or outstanding assessments regarding the students’ knowledge.

The annual elementary showcase, along with the We The People civic education program, is organized by the Indiana Bar Foundation.

Indianapolis Bar Foundation awards 7 scholarships

The Indianapolis Bar Foundation has awarded seven scholarships to law students to assist with their academic careers and to law school graduates preparing to take the Indiana Bar Exam in the summer of 2013.

Academic scholarships were presented to three students at the Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law. Michelle Langdon received the Rosalie F. Felton Scholarship; Kelli Liggett was given the Hon. William E. Steckler Scholarship; and Roya Parter received the Neil E. Shook Scholarship.

In addition, four individuals were given educational scholarships for the summer 2013 Indy Bar Review Course. The individuals are Christopher Gines, Andrea Kochert, Brandon Tate, and Adam Willfond.•
 

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  1. Ah yes... Echoes of 1963 as a ghostly George Wallace makes his stand at the Schoolhouse door. We now know about the stand of personal belief over service to all constituents at the Carter County Clerk door. The results are the same, bigotry unable to follow the directions of the courts and the courts win. Interesting to watch the personal belief take a back seat rather than resign from a perception of local power to make the statement.

  2. An oath of office, does it override the conscience? That is the defense of overall soldier who violates higher laws, isnt it? "I was just following orders" and "I swore an oath of loyalty to der Fuhrer" etc. So this is an interesting case of swearing a false oath and then knowing that it was wrong and doing the right thing. Maybe they should chop her head off too like the "king's good servant-- but God's first" like St Thomas More. ...... We wont hold our breath waiting for the aclu or other "civil liberterians" to come to her defense since they are all arrayed on the gay side, to a man or should I say to a man and womyn?

  3. Perhaps we should also convene a panel of independent anthropological experts to study the issues surrounding this little-known branch of human sacrifice?

  4. I'm going to court the beginning of Oct. 2015 to establish visitation and request my daughters visits while she is in jail. I raised my grandchild for the first two and half years. She was born out of wedlock and the father and his adopted mother wantwd her aborted, they went as far as sueing my daughter for abortion money back 5mo. After my grandchild was born. Now because of depression and drug abuse my daughter lost custody 2 and a half years ago. Everyting went wrong in court when i went for custody my lawyer was thrown out and a replacment could only stay 45 min. The judge would not allow a postponement. So the father won. Now he is aleinating me and my daughter. No matter the amount of time spent getting help for my daughter and her doing better he runs her in the ground to the point of suicide because he wants her to be in a relationship with him. It is a sick game of using my grandchild as a pawn to make my daughter suffer for not wanting to be with him. I became the intervener in the case when my daughter first got into trouble. Because of this they gave me her visitation. Im hoping to get it again there is questions of abuse on his part and I want to make sure my grandchild is doing alright. I really dont understand how the parents have rights to walk in and do whatever they want when the refuse to stand up and raise the child at first . Why should it take two and a half years to decide you want to raise your child.The father used me so he could finish college get a job and stop paying support by getting custody. Support he was paying my daughter that I never saw.

  5. Pence said when he ordered the investigation that Indiana residents should be troubled by the allegations after the video went viral. Planned Parenthood has asked the government s top health scientists at the National Institutes of Health to convene a panel of independent experts to study the issues surrounding the little-known branch of medicine.

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