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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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