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Chief justices to discuss court issues

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Indiana Supreme Court Chief Justice Randall T. Shepard and other jurists from the Midwest will talk about important issues affecting their respective courts during a panel discussion Sept. 9 at Indiana University School of Law - Indianapolis.

Chief Justice Shepard; Chief Justice Thomas J. Moyer of the Supreme Court of Ohio; and former Chief Justice Laura Denvir Stith of the Supreme Court of Missouri will address issues including access to justice, regulation of the legal profession, relations with the executive and legislative branches, and other matters. If time permits, the panelists will take questions from the audience.

IU - Indianapolis law professor Cynthia A. Baker will moderate the panel; the American Constitution Society's Indianapolis Lawyer Chapter will host the event. The discussion is from noon to 1:30 p.m. in the Wynne Courtroom, 530 W. New York St., Indianapolis. The event is free and open to the public and people are encouraged to RSVP.

For more information, contact Dino Pollock at (312) 519-8573 or illinidp43@yahoo.com

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