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Bar Crawl - 3/2/12

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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.

Evansville bar conference

The Evansville Bar Association’s Business and Commercial Law Section will host the Southwestern Indiana Bankruptcy Conference from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (CDT) on March 13 at the Evansville Teachers Federal Credit Union, Phipps Center.

The keynote luncheon speaker is Kevin P. Dempsey, clerk for the Bankruptcy Court of the Southern District of Indiana. Dempsey will talk about new clerk’s office procedures, new 3001/3002 rules and a preview of local rule changes. Attorneys Robert Musgrave, Kevin Kinkade, Steve LaPlante and Stacy Wissel will lead the afternoon session, from 1 to 4:30 p.m. Robert Musgrave, Chapter 13 Trustee, is the seminar chair.

The morning session, from 8:30 to noon, is designed for creditors. Cost to attend that session is $30. The cost to attend the luncheon and attorney session is $100 for Business and Commercial Law Section members, $120 for Evansville bar members, and $160 for non-members.

To register, contact Denise Broome at denise@evvbar.org or 812-463-3201.

IndyBar event pairs students, lawyers

The Indianapolis Bar Association is hosting Take a Law Student to Lunch, from noon to 1 p.m. March 22 at the Hilton Indianapolis, 120 W. Market St. During this event, the Hon. Jane Magnus-Stinson will be presented with the Hon. Paul H. Buchanan Award of Excellence.

This luncheon will also feature the presentation of the Law Student of the Year Award.

Cost to attend for attorneys is between $30 and $60. After registration, IndyBar will match a student and attorney.

Attorney registration is available online at http://www.indybar.org/events-education/calendar/2012-03-22/309. Attorneys wishing to be matched with a specific student may email iba@indybar.org.

Attorney registration covers the cost for students, who must be IndyBar student members to attend. Students may register online at: http://www.ibalunchwithalawyer.com/.•

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  1. I work with some older lawyers in the 70s, 80s, and they are sharp as tacks compared to the foggy minded, undisciplined, inexperienced, listless & aimless "youths" being churned out by the diploma mill law schools by the tens of thousands. A client is generally lucky to land a lawyer who has decided to stay in practice a long time. Young people shouldn't kid themselves. Experience is golden especially in something like law. When you start out as a new lawyer you are about as powerful as a babe in the cradle. Whereas the silver halo of age usually crowns someone who can strike like thunder.

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  3. Family court judges never fail to surprise me with their irrational thinking. First of all any man who abuses his wife is not fit to be a parent. A man who can't control his anger should not be allowed around his child unsupervised period. Just because he's never been convicted of abusing his child doesn't mean he won't and maybe he hasn't but a man that has such poor judgement and control is not fit to parent without oversight - only a moron would think otherwise. Secondly, why should the mother have to pay? He's the one who made the poor decisions to abuse and he should be the one to pay the price - monetarily and otherwise. Yes it's sad that the little girl may be deprived of her father, but really what kind of father is he - the one that abuses her mother the one that can't even step up and do what's necessary on his own instead the abused mother is to pay for him???? What is this Judge thinking? Another example of how this world rewards bad behavior and punishes those who do right. Way to go Judge - NOT.

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  5. "...a switch from crop production to hog production "does not constitute a significant change."??? REALLY?!?! Any judge that cannot see a significant difference between a plant and an animal needs to find another line of work.

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