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IL Staff
August 31, 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 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.

ISBA to honor judges

The Indiana State Bar’s Federal Judiciary Committee, in conjunction with its Bankruptcy & Creditors’ Rights and Litigation sections, has planned a reception honoring several members of the judiciary. The event is at 4:30 p.m. Sept. 15 at the Birch Bayh Federal Building and United States Courthouse, outside courtroom 202, 46 E. Ohio St., Indianapolis.

Members of the judiciary to be honored at the event are: Hon. Jon E. DeGuilio, U.S. District Court; Hon. Jane E. Magnus-Stinson, U.S. District Court; Hon. Tanya Walton Pratt, U.S. District Court; Hon. Mark J. Dinsmore, U.S. magistrate judge; and Hon. Denise K. LaRue, U.S. magistrate judge. Attendance is by invitation only.

Before the reception, at 2:30 p.m., the bar will offer a CLE titled “Dollars and Sense: Fee Shifting and Sanctions in Federal Practice,” which is eligible for two hours of ethics CLE. The CLE is $50 for the bar’s Bankruptcy & Creditors’ Rights and Litigation sections, $80 for other bar members, and $160 for non-members. For more information, or to make reservations, contact Sherry Allan at 800-266-2581 or sallan@inbar.org.

Indy Bar training

The Indianapolis Bar Association’s School Advocacy Program will offer a training session for lawyers, law students, and paralegals interested in supporting the educational success of children with special needs. Made possible through collaboration with the Marion County Foster Youth Education program, the advocacy program is supported by the Department of Child Services, Indianapolis Public Schools, United Way, and Marion County courts. Volunteers will be paired with students who have unmet special education needs and will work with the student, family, caregiver, and school system to secure appropriate education opportunities.

The free training is 9 to 11:30 a.m. Sept. 14 at the IndyBar Education Center, 135 N. Pennsylvania St., Suite 1500, Indianapolis. No CLE is available. Participants may register online at www.indybar.org.•

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