Attorney donation to install handrails at Assembly Hall

August 20, 2012
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Bloomington attorney Ken Nunn really does love Indiana University basketball, so much so that he’s willing to donate money to keep fans safe during games.

Anyone who’s been to Assembly Hall for basketball games can attest to two things: Nunn loves IU basketball and navigating the stairs in the facility can be dangerous. Trying to get to your seat is risky, as the stairs are steep, small, and there are no handrails to grasp. There have been a few times I’ve lost my balance or tripped, but luckily not enough to make me fall. Besides, I wouldn’t have anything to grab on to, except the person in front of me.

But not anymore. The school announced Aug. 17 that thanks to Nunn’s gift, approximately 350 custom-designed handrails will be installed in time for basketball season. The school says that the rails won’t impede views of the court.

“One of the reasons I did this is because I love Indiana University Basketball and Indiana University," said Nunn. “This was a thing that the University needed and the fans needed, so it's my honor to provide this ability to help folks get up and down these steps."

Nunn, who has a bachelor’s and Juris Doctor from the school – loves IU so much that he pays for an advertisement that pops up occasionally during games that flashes his face with the words “Ken Nunn loves IU basketball.”

I couldn’t help but find it amusing that a man who makes his living practicing in personal injury claims has provided a gift that will hopefully prevent any fan injuries while using the stairs.


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  1. This is ridiculous. Most JDs not practicing law don't know squat to justify calling themselves a lawyer. Maybe they should try visiting the inside of a courtroom before they go around calling themselves lawyers. This kind of promotional BS just increases the volume of people with JDs that are underqualified thereby dragging all the rest of us down likewise.

  2. I think it is safe to say that those Hoosier's with the most confidence in the Indiana judicial system are those Hoosier's who have never had the displeasure of dealing with the Hoosier court system.

  3. I have an open CHINS case I failed a urine screen I have since got clean completed IOP classes now in after care passed home inspection my x sister in law has my children I still don't even have unsupervised when I have been clean for over 4 months my x sister wants to keep the lids for good n has my case working with her I just discovered n have proof that at one of my hearing dcs case worker stated in court to the judge that a screen was dirty which caused me not to have unsupervised this was at the beginning two weeks after my initial screen I thought the weed could have still been in my system was upset because they were suppose to check levels n see if it was going down since this was only a few weeks after initial instead they said dirty I recently requested all of my screens from redwood because I take prescriptions that will show up n I was having my doctor look at levels to verify that matched what I was prescripted because dcs case worker accused me of abuseing when I got my screens I found out that screen I took that dcs case worker stated in court to judge that caused me to not get granted unsupervised was actually negative what can I do about this this is a serious issue saying a parent failed a screen in court to judge when they didn't please advise

  4. I have a degree at law, recent MS in regulatory studies. Licensed in KS, admitted b4 S& 7th circuit, but not to Indiana bar due to political correctness. Blacklisted, nearly unemployable due to hostile state action. Big Idea: Headwinds can overcome, esp for those not within the contours of the bell curve, the Lego Movie happiness set forth above. That said, even without the blacklisting for holding ideas unacceptable to the Glorious State, I think the idea presented above that a law degree open many vistas other than being a galley slave to elitist lawyers is pretty much laughable. (Did the law professors of Indiana pay for this to be published?)

  5. Joe, you might want to do some reading on the fate of Hoosier whistleblowers before you get your expectations raised up.