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Bar Crawl - 7/31/13

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Bar Crawl highlights bar association news around the state. Indiana Lawyer 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 Marilyn Odendahl at modendahl@ibj.com, along with contact information for any follow-up questions at least two weeks prior to the issue date.

Indianapolis Bar making callfor Green Initiative members

The Indianapolis Bar Association is taking applications for its environmental program, Green Legal Initiative.

Now in its second year, the initiative encourages the legal community to commit to practicing law in ways that are environmentally safe and sustainable.

To participate, legal entities must complete a Green Legal Initiative application. Also, they can evaluate their green status by submitting a Green Business Practice Certification and complying with green business practices in such categories as water and energy conservation, paper reduction and recycling.

Green Legal Initiative members will be recognized by the IndyBar at the annual recognition luncheon and on the bar association’s website.

Applications are due by Sept. 13. For more information, visit www.indybar.org.

Indiana Bar Foundation names Legendary Lawyer for 2013

Retired Indianapolis attorney Henry C. Ryder has been selected to receive the Indianapolis Bar Foundation’s 2013 Legendary Lawyer Award.

The Legendary Lawyer Award recognizes an IBF fellow whose service to the community and legal career have demonstrated the highest standards of the legal profession.

Ryder practiced law for 54 years, retiring eight years ago. He focused much of his work on representing management in labor relations and employment matters.

After graduating from the University of Michigan Law School in 1951, Ryder served two years during the Korean War. Upon returning home, he joined the Indianapolis firm of Buschmann Krieg DeVault and Alexander in 1953.

Seven years later, Ryder and William E. Roberts founded the firm Roberts & Ryder. He finished his career as a partner and of counsel at Barnes & Thornburg LLP.

Ryder will receive the award at a reception from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Sept. 6 at Barnes & Thornburg. To reserve a seat, contact the IBF at 317-269-2415.•

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  1. Im very happy for you, getting ready to go down that dirt road myself, and im praying for the same outcome, because it IS sometimes in the childs best interest to have visitation with grandparents. Thanks for sharing, needed to hear some positive posts for once.

  2. Been there 4 months with 1 paycheck what can i do

  3. our hoa has not communicated any thing that takes place in their "executive meetings" not executive session. They make decisions in these meetings, do not have an agenda, do not notify association memebers and do not keep general meetings minutes. They do not communicate info of any kind to the member, except annual meeting, nobody attends or votes because they think the board is self serving. They keep a deposit fee from club house rental for inspection after someone uses it, there is no inspection I know becausee I rented it, they did not disclose to members that board memebers would be keeping this money, I know it is only 10 dollars but still it is not their money, they hire from within the board for paid positions, no advertising and no request for bids from anyone else, I atteended last annual meeting, went into executive session to elect officers in that session the president brought up the motion to give the secretary a raise of course they all agreed they hired her in, then the minutes stated that a diffeerent board member motioned to give this raise. This board is very clickish and has done things anyway they pleased for over 5 years, what recourse to members have to make changes in the boards conduct

  4. Where may I find an attorney working Pro Bono? Many issues with divorce, my Disability, distribution of IRA's, property, money's and pressured into agreement by my attorney. Leaving me far less than 5% of all after 15 years of marriage. No money to appeal, disabled living on disability income. Attorney's decision brought forward to judge, no evidence ever to finalize divorce. Just 2 weeks ago. Please help.

  5. For the record no one could answer the equal protection / substantive due process challenge I issued in the first post below. The lawless and accountable only to power bureaucrats never did either. All who interface with the Indiana law examiners or JLAP be warned.

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