Indiana (almost) has newest crop of lawyers

September 23, 2011
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To the newest members of Indiana’s legal profession: welcome! Of the 536 people who sat for the exam this past summer, 411 passed. Now those successful test-takers need to make it through their personal interview before the Indiana Supreme Court Character and Fitness Committee, and then they’ll be formally sworn-in in October.

One of those who passed the bar exam this time is Republican Sen. Mike Delph of Carmel (unless there is another Michael Andrew Delph who sat for the bar). We noted back in May when he didn’t pass, questioning the logic of sitting for the exam in the middle of the General Assembly session. But it looks like without the distractions of session, Delph was able to pass the bar.

Congratulations to him and the other 410 people who are one step closer to becoming an Indiana lawyer.

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  1. Don't we have bigger issues to concern ourselves with?

  2. Anyone who takes the time to study disciplinary and bar admission cases in Indiana ... much of which is, as a matter of course and by intent, off the record, would have a very difficult time drawing lines that did not take into account things which are not supposed to matter, such as affiliations, associations, associates and the like. Justice Hoosier style is a far departure than what issues in most other parts of North America. (More like Central America, in fact.) See, e.g., http://www.theindianalawyer.com/indiana-attorney-illegally-practicing-in-florida-suspended-for-18-months/PARAMS/article/42200 When while the Indiana court system end the cruel practice of killing prophets of due process and those advocating for blind justice?

  3. Wouldn't this call for an investigation of Government corruption? Chief Justice Loretta Rush, wrote that the case warranted the high court’s review because the method the Indiana Court of Appeals used to reach its decision was “a significant departure from the law.” Specifically, David wrote that the appellate panel ruled after reweighing of the evidence, which is NOT permissible at the appellate level. **But yet, they look the other way while an innocent child was taken by a loving mother who did nothing wrong"

  4. Different rules for different folks....

  5. I would strongly suggest anyone seeking mediation check the experience of the mediator. There are retired judges who decide to become mediators. Their training and experience is in making rulings which is not the point of mediation.

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