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Bar Crawl - March 16, 2011

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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 Kelly Lucas at klucas@ibj.com, along with contact information for any follow-up questions at least two weeks in advance of the issue date.

EBA plans for Law Day celebration

The Evansville Bar Association will celebrate Law Day 2011 in late April. On April 28, mock trials and a student lunch will take place. On April 29, a Law Day celebration will commemorate the EBA’s 100th anniversary, including the unveiling and dedication of the fully restored Randall T. Shepard Courtroom.

The courtroom was previously home to Vanderburgh Superior Court. It was named for Evansville native Chief Justice Randall T. Shepard to recognize his support of the Evansville legal community and his fundraising efforts for the courtroom’s restoration.

The courtroom will likely be used for some court hearings, as well as teen court, memorial events, and other special events for the Evansville legal community.

The EBA has also been working on an oral history project with help from the EBA’s retired executive director, Susan Helfrich. When completed, the history of the Evansville legal community – and how various trials and legal events have shaped the community at large – will be included in a display at the historic courthouse and available online for classrooms to use.

A local high school has also been working on a video project for the EBA. The bar association gave video editing and recording equipment to the school to use for its project, and the school will keep the equipment for future projects.

For more information about EBA’s Law Day activities, contact EBA Executive Director Susan Vollmer at susan@evvbar.org.•

ISBA seeks board nominations

Applications for an October 2011 to October 2013 term on the Indiana State Bar Association board of governors are due April 1.

The ISBA is seeking nominations for vacancies in District 1, representing Lake County; District 4, representing Allen County; District 5, representing Benton, Boone, Carroll, Cass, Clinton, Fountain, Howard, Jasper, Montgomery, Newton, Tippecanoe, Warren, and White counties; District 10, representing Adams, Blackford, Delaware, Grant, Henry, Huntington, Jay, Madison, Miami, Randolph, Tipton, Wabash, Wayne, and Wells counties; and two positions in District 11, representing Marion County.

Letters of interest and one- or two-page resumes, including information about leadership positions and other activities within the ISBA and other affiliations, should be sent to Roderick H. Morgan, chair; ISBA Nominating Committee; One Indiana Square, Suite 530; Indianapolis, IN 46204. Materials may also be e-mailed to rmorgan@binghammchale.com. The deadline for receipt is April 1.

An election will take place for nominated ISBA members at the annual meeting in French Lick in October.
 

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  1. Don't we have bigger issues to concern ourselves with?

  2. Anyone who takes the time to study disciplinary and bar admission cases in Indiana ... much of which is, as a matter of course and by intent, off the record, would have a very difficult time drawing lines that did not take into account things which are not supposed to matter, such as affiliations, associations, associates and the like. Justice Hoosier style is a far departure than what issues in most other parts of North America. (More like Central America, in fact.) See, e.g., http://www.theindianalawyer.com/indiana-attorney-illegally-practicing-in-florida-suspended-for-18-months/PARAMS/article/42200 When while the Indiana court system end the cruel practice of killing prophets of due process and those advocating for blind justice?

  3. Wouldn't this call for an investigation of Government corruption? Chief Justice Loretta Rush, wrote that the case warranted the high court’s review because the method the Indiana Court of Appeals used to reach its decision was “a significant departure from the law.” Specifically, David wrote that the appellate panel ruled after reweighing of the evidence, which is NOT permissible at the appellate level. **But yet, they look the other way while an innocent child was taken by a loving mother who did nothing wrong"

  4. Different rules for different folks....

  5. I would strongly suggest anyone seeking mediation check the experience of the mediator. There are retired judges who decide to become mediators. Their training and experience is in making rulings which is not the point of mediation.

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