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Bar Crawl - 10/26/11

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Bar Crawl

Bar Crawl is Indiana Lawyer’s section highlighting bar association news around the state. The IL 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 Jenny Montgomery at jmontgomery@ibj.com, along with contact information for any follow-up questions at least two weeks in advance of the issue date.

Volunteers needed

The Indiana State Bar Association Bankruptcy & Creditors’ Rights Section is looking for attorneys to volunteer for one-hour financial education presentations at Indiana high schools on Nov. 8.

The section will provide curriculum and all materials for volunteers to help guide discussions with students about financial matters, types of debt, the true cost of credit and the importance of sound financial choices. Volunteers are required to contact a local high school to set up a presentation.

For more information or for presentation materials, contact Maryann Williams at 800-266-2581 or at mwilliams@inbar.org.

Tech advice for lawyers

Dan Palmer, of the Fort Wayne firm Hunt Suedhoff Kalamaros, and Indiana Court of Appeals Judge Paul Mathias will offer a luncheon presentation on technological tips for attorneys, including Internet resources and “cloud” computing.

The program is noon to 1:30 p.m. Oct. 27 at the Allen County Bar Association office, 924 S. Calhoun St., Fort Wayne. One hour of non-legal subject credit is available.

For more information, contact the ACBA at 260-423-2358.•


See Indiana Lawyer’s Nov. 9 issue for a recap of key issues from the Indiana State Bar Association’s annual meeting, along with a profile of new bar president C. Erik Chickedantz.
 

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  2. I thought the slurs were the least grave aspects of her misconduct, since they had nothing to do with her being on the bench. Why then do I suspect they were the focus? I find this a troubling trend. At least she was allowed to keep her law license.

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