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Bar Crawl -7/17/13

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Bar Crawl

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.

Allen County Bar accepting nominations for 2013 citation

The Allen County Bar Association is accepting nominations for the 2013 Niemann Citation.

Established in 2004 in the memory of Scott T. Niemann, the citation recognizes ACBA members who exemplify professionalism and excellence in the practice of law. Nominations are due Aug. 2. The award will be presented at the ACBA’s annual meeting on Sept. 30.

For a nomination form, visit the ACBA website at allencountybar.org.

IndyBar hosting 2 events with annual diversity job fair

The Indianapolis Bar Association is hosting two special events in conjunction with its annual Diversity Job Fair. These outings will give attorneys the opportunity to interact with colleagues as well as meet law students from across the country.

The first event is the 2013 Diversity Job Fair welcome reception from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Aug. 7 at the Skyline Club, One American Square, 36th Floor, Indianapolis.

The second event is the 2013 Diversity & The Law Luncheon from noon to 1:15 p.m. Aug. 8 at the Hilton Indianapolis, 120 W. Market St., Indianapolis.

For more information or to register, visit the association’s website at www.indybar.org.•

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  1. Frankly, it is tragic that you are even considering going to an expensive, unaccredited "law school." It is extremely difficult to get a job with a degree from a real school. If you are going to make the investment of time, money, and tears into law school, it should not be to a place that won't actually enable you to practice law when you graduate.

  2. As a lawyer who grew up in Fort Wayne (but went to a real law school), it is not that hard to find a mentor in the legal community without your school's assistance. One does not need to pay tens of thousands of dollars to go to an unaccredited legal diploma mill to get a mentor. Having a mentor means precisely nothing if you cannot get a job upon graduation, and considering that the legal job market is utterly terrible, these students from Indiana Tech are going to be adrift after graduation.

  3. 700,000 to 800,000 Americans are arrested for marijuana possession each year in the US. Do we need a new justice center if we decriminalize marijuana by having the City Council enact a $100 fine for marijuana possession and have the money go towards road repair?

  4. I am sorry to hear this.

  5. I tried a case in Judge Barker's court many years ago and I recall it vividly as a highlight of my career. I don't get in federal court very often but found myself back there again last Summer. We had both aged a bit but I must say she was just as I had remembered her. Authoritative, organized and yes, human ...with a good sense of humor. I also appreciated that even though we were dealing with difficult criminal cases, she treated my clients with dignity and understanding. My clients certainly respected her. Thanks for this nice article. Congratulations to Judge Barker for reaching another milestone in a remarkable career.

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