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Court sponsors Lincoln lecture, free CLE

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The Indiana Supreme Court will host a free CLE event, "Why it Mattered That Lincoln Was a Lawyer," from 3 to 4:30 p.m. Oct. 3. The event is part of a national celebration of the bicentennial of President Abraham Lincoln's birth, Feb. 12, 2009.

Anderson University professor Brian Dirck will give a special lecture at the event in the Indiana Supreme Court courtroom. Dirck is the author of "Lincoln the Lawyer" and spends much of his spare time researching and lecturing about Lincoln with an emphasis on his work as an attorney.

Attendees will also learn about how attorneys can volunteer to visit classrooms in February 2009 to talk to students about why Lincoln thought every citizen should "know a little about the law." The Indiana Supreme Court and the Indiana State Bar Association are partnering to provide attorneys with talking points and materials to take to the classrooms statewide.

Seating is limited at the CLE event to the first 150 reservations. The CLE credit is free and registration with an attorney number will be made at the door. The lecture will also be streamed live through the court's Web site. For more information or to reserve a seat, contact the Indiana Supreme Court at (317) 232-2550 or shachey@courts.state.in.us.

Information about how lawyers can get involved is also on the court's Web site.

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  1. KUDOS to the Indiana Supreme Court for realizing that some bureacracies need to go to the stake. Recall what RWR said: "No government ever voluntarily reduces itself in size. Government programs, once launched, never disappear. Actually, a government bureau is the nearest thing to eternal life we'll ever see on this earth!" NOW ... what next to this rare and inspiring chopping block? Well, the Commission on Gender and Race (but not religion!?!) is way overdue. And some other Board's could be cut with a positive for State and the reputation of the Indiana judiciary.

  2. During a visit where an informant with police wears audio and video, does the video necessary have to show hand to hand transaction of money and narcotics?

  3. I will agree with that as soon as law schools stop lying to prospective students about salaries and employment opportunities in the legal profession. There is no defense to the fraudulent numbers first year salaries they post to mislead people into going to law school.

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  5. I love this, Dave! Many congrats to you! We've come a long way from studying for the bar together! :)

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