2/28 - Same-Sex Unions at the Crossroads (Indianapolis)

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Thursday  February 28, 2013 

How the U.S. Supreme Court cases and other legal & political developments may change the landscape for LGBT families & relationships in 2013.

Topics & Speakers:
2013: An Important Year in Law & Policy
  - Seth Lahn, IU Maurer School of Law
The Politics & Litigation of Marriage Equality in the Midwest
  - Don Sherfick, Indiana Equality Action
What the Supreme Court Cases Will, and Won’t, Decide
  - Steve Sanders, IU Maurer School of Law
The ACLU & the National Landscape for LGBT Rights
  - Jane Henegar, Executive Director, and Gavin Rose, Staff Attorney, ACLU of Indiana
Preparing & Releasing the LBGT Project Report “More Than Just a Couple”
  - Students from IU Maurer School of Law
Roundtable on LGBTQ Priorities & Legal Issues in 2013 and Beyond

Date: Thursday, February 28, 2013
Time (local time):
CLE Presentation: 3:00 - 5:00 pm
Reception follows

Credit: 2.0 CLE Hours

Cost:
$50  ISBA Members
$75  Non-ISBA members (Attorneys)
$15  Non-Attorneys (with or without ISBA membership)

Location: Regions Bank Conference Center
One Indiana Square, 5th Floor, Indianapolis 46204

Provider: Indiana State Bar Assocation (ISBA)

Contact Information:
Indiana State Bar Association
(317) 639-5465 or Toll Free (800)-266-2581
sallen@inbar.org
www.inbar.org, click under events for registration and additional information
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  1. You can put your photos anywhere you like... When someone steals it they know it doesn't belong to them. And, a man getting a divorce is automatically not a nice guy...? That's ridiculous. Since when is need of money a conflict of interest? That would mean that no one should have a job unless they are already financially solvent without a job... A photographer is also under no obligation to use a watermark (again, people know when a photo doesn't belong to them) or provide contact information. Hey, he didn't make it easy for me to pay him so I'll just take it! Well heck, might as well walk out of the grocery store with a cart full of food because the lines are too long and you don't find that convenient. "Only in Indiana." Oh, now you're passing judgement on an entire state... What state do you live in? I need to characterize everyone in your state as ignorant and opinionated. And the final bit of ignorance; assuming a photo anyone would want is lucky and then how much does your camera have to cost to make it a good photo, in your obviously relevant opinion?

  2. Seventh Circuit Court Judge Diane Wood has stated in “The Rule of Law in Times of Stress” (2003), “that neither laws nor the procedures used to create or implement them should be secret; and . . . the laws must not be arbitrary.” According to the American Bar Association, Wood’s quote drives home this point: The rule of law also requires that people can expect predictable results from the legal system; this is what Judge Wood implies when she says that “the laws must not be arbitrary.” Predictable results mean that people who act in the same way can expect the law to treat them in the same way. If similar actions do not produce similar legal outcomes, people cannot use the law to guide their actions, and a “rule of law” does not exist.

  3. Linda, I sure hope you are not seeking a law license, for such eighteenth century sentiments could result in your denial in some jurisdictions minting attorneys for our tolerant and inclusive profession.

  4. Mazel Tov to the newlyweds. And to those bakers, photographers, printers, clerks, judges and others who will lose careers and social standing for not saluting the New World (Dis)Order, we can all direct our Two Minutes of Hate as Big Brother asks of us. Progress! Onward!

  5. My daughter was taken from my home at the end of June/2014. I said I would sign the safety plan but my husband would not. My husband said he would leave the house so my daughter could stay with me but the case worker said no her mind is made up she is taking my daughter. My daughter went to a friends and then the friend filed a restraining order which she was told by dcs if she did not then they would take my daughter away from her. The restraining order was not in effect until we were to go to court. Eventually it was dropped but for 2 months DCS refused to allow me to have any contact and was using the restraining order as the reason but it was not in effect. This was Dcs violating my rights. Please help me I don't have the money for an attorney. Can anyone take this case Pro Bono?

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