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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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  1. Well, maybe it's because they are unelected, and, they have a tendency to strike down laws by elected officials from all over the country. When you have been taught that "Democracy" is something almost sacred, then, you will have a tendency to frown on such imperious conduct. Lawyers get acculturated in law school into thinking that this is the very essence of high minded government, but to people who are more heavily than King George ever did, they may not like it. Thanks for the information.

  2. I pd for a bankruptcy years ago with Mr Stiles and just this week received a garnishment from my pay! He never filed it even though he told me he would! Don't let this guy practice law ever again!!!

  3. Excellent initiative on the part of the AG. Thankfully someone takes action against predators taking advantage of people who have already been through the wringer. Well done!

  4. Conour will never turn these funds over to his defrauded clients. He tearfully told the court, and his daughters dutifully pledged in interviews, that his first priority is to repay every dime of the money he stole from his clients. Judge Young bought it, much to the chagrin of Conour’s victims. Why would Conour need the $2,262 anyway? Taxpayers are now supporting him, paying for his housing, utilities, food, healthcare, and clothing. If Conour puts the money anywhere but in the restitution fund, he’s proved, once again, what a con artist he continues to be and that he has never had any intention of repaying his clients. Judge Young will be proven wrong... again; Conour has no remorse and the Judge is one of the many conned.

  5. Pass Legislation to require guilty defendants to pay for the costs of lab work, etc as part of court costs...

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