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Many of the laws enacted during the 2011 legislative session take effect July 1. Listed below are the enrolled acts, along with newly assigned public law (P.L.) numbers, that have full or partial July 1 effective dates.

Each new law is followed by a breakdown of the dates that individual sections take effect. Unless otherwise indicated, effective dates listed are in 2011. If no effective date is indicated, all sections of the law take effect July 1.

For more information on these new laws, visit www.in.gov/legislative/index.htm.

SEA 1 (P.L. 90) – Teacher Evaluations & Licensing (Sections 1 – 50, July 1; Section 51, April 30)

SEA 4 (P.L. 93) – Suicide prevention

SEA 12 (P.L. 13) – PERF and TRF administrative matters. (Sections 1 – 10 and 12 – 21, July 1; Sections 11 and 22, April 15)

SEA 19 (P.L. 75) – Public voyeurism

SEA 26 (P.L. 58) – Local government reorganization and merger

SEA 34 (P.L. 137) – Interstate compact for juveniles

SEA 47 (P.L. 15) – Various riverboat matters

SEA 54 (P.L. 59) – Local regulation of video service franchises

SEA 57 (P.L. 138) – Synthetic cannabinoids and salvia

SEA 59 (P.L. 76) – Credit agreements

SEA 60 (P.L. 139) – Local government issues (Sections 1 – 2 and 4 – 7, July 1; Section 3, Jan. 1, 2012)

SEA 66 (P.L. 96) – Utility matters

SEA 67 (P.L. 32) – Procedures in administrative proceedings

SEA 71 (P.L. 140) – Coal bed methane and other oil and gas issues

SEA 76 (P.L. 16) – PERF administrative matters

SEA 78 (P.L. 216) – Alcoholic beverage matters

SEA 79 (P.L. 97) – Motor fuel theft

SEA 80 (P.L. 141) – Public inspection of provisional ballot materials

SEA 85 (P.L. 142) – Graduation rate study; school buses

SEA 86 (P.L. 12) – Unemployment benefits (Sections 2 and 4, July 1; Retroactive: Sections 1 and 3, March 1)

SEA 88 (P.L. 143) – Various health issues (Sections 1 – 17 and 24 – 32, July 1; Sections 18 – 23, May 10)

SEA 90 (P.L. 98) – Criminal law study committees

SEA 93 (P.L. 144) – Concussions and head injuries in student athletes

SEA 94 (P.L. 60) – Purchase of firearms

SEA 96 (P.L. 78) – Cass County deputy prosecuting attorneys

SEA 107 (P.L. 33) – Disposal of state owned real estate

SEA 127 (P.L. 145) – Driver education (Sections 1 – 9, 11 – 15, and 18 – 29, July 1; Sections 10 and 16 – 17, May 10)

SEA 146 (P.L. 34) – Disposition and interment of human remains

SEA 154 (P.L. 35) – Firearms on off-road vehicles or snowmobiles

SEA 155 (P.L. 99) – Tax liens

SEA 157 (P.L. 62) – Great Lakes task force

SEA 169 (P.L. 36) – Probate, trusts, and transfer on death transfers (Sections 4 – 5, July 1; Sections 1 – 3 and 6 – 16, April 20)

SEA 176 (P.L. 146) – Teacher training

SEA 178 (P.L. 100) – Outpatient benefit study

SEA 180 (P.L. 37) – Limited partnerships and liability companies

SEA 199 (P.L. 80) – County hospital matters (Section 9, July 1; Sections 1 – 8, April 28)

SEA 200 (P.L. 81) – Environmental general permits (Sections 1 and 3 – 5, July 1; Section 2, April 28)

SEA 201 (P.L. 63) – Libraries

SEA 214 (P.L. 101) – State use of contingency fee counsel

SEA 216 (P.L. 148) – Access to child pornography in criminal discovery

SEA 217 (P.L. 102) – Official misconduct

SEA 248 (P.L. 38) – Indiana National Guard

SEA 251 (P.L. 150) – Clean energy (Sections 2 – 15, July 1; Sections 1 and 16 – 18, May 10)

SEA 255 (P.L. 64) – Carryout of alcoholic beverages

SEA 262 (P.L. 151) – Competency examinations

SEA 266 (P.L. 39) – Noncode statutes project trailer provisions

SEA 267 (P.L. 40) – Local travel advisories

SEA 292 (P.L. 152) – Preemption of local firearm regulation

SEA 293 (P.L. 41) – License branch contractor insurance

SEA 306 (P.L. 217) – Boat patrol grants

SEA 327 (P.L. 103) – Dental practice matters

SEA 331 (P.L. 153) – FSSA matters

SEA 334 (P.L. 65) – Registry of previously uninsured motorists

SEA 337 (P.L. 43) – Traffic control signals

SEA 338 (P.L. 66) – Work zone safety

SEA 340 (P.L. 104) – Charity gaming

SEA 347 (P.L. 105) – Underground storage operators (Section 1, July 1; Section 2, May 9)

SEA 360 (P.L. 67) – Retained asset accounts

SEA 363 (P.L. 155) – Criminal background checks of licensed professionals (Sections 1 – 8 and 10, July 1; Section 9, May 10)

SEA 366 (P.L. 156) – State department of health matters (Sections 1 – 32 and 35 – 43, July 1; Section 34, May 10; Retroactive: Section 33, Dec. 31, 2010)

SEA 374 (P.L. 83) – Land surveyors

SEA 381 (P.L. 157) – Tax representatives

SEA 388 (P.L. 218) – Swap agreements

SEA 411 (P.L. 17) – Disclosure of firearm or ammunition information

SEA 418 (P.L. 18) – Common construction wage

SEA 429 (P.L. 19) – Type II gaming

SEA 431 (P.L. 158) – Department of toxicology (Sections 1 – 3 and 5, July 1; Section 4, May 10)

SEA 433 (P.L. 159) – Environmental issues (Sections 1, 7 – 12, 14 – 16, 20, 22, 24 – 37, 41, and 48 – 49, July 1; Sections 2 – 6, 13, 17 – 19, 21, 23, 38 – 40, and 42 – 47, May 10)

SEA 434 (P.L. 44) – Retail handgun dealer’s licenses

SEA 458 (P.L. 45) – Motor carriers and commercial drivers licenses (Sections 1, 4, and 6 – 9, July 1; Sections 2 – 3 and 5, Jan. 1, 2012)

SEA 461 (P.L. 160) – Federal health care matters (Sections 4 – 15, July 1; Sections 1 – 3 and 16, May 10; Retroactive: Sections 17 – 30, Sept. 23, 2010)

SEA 463 (P.L. 161) – Mandatory retirement age for trial court judges

SEA 464 (P.L. 107) – Depository rule

SEA 465 (P.L. 162) – Department of child services

SEA 473 (P.L. 163) –Various transportation issues (Sections 1 – 5, 7 – 14, and 16 – 21, July 1; Sections 6 and 15, May 10)

SEA 478 (P.L. 20) – State fair foundation

SEA 480 (P.L. 219) – Various communications matters

SEA 484 (P.L. 108) – Lupus and Parkinson’s disease education

SEA 485 (P.L. 47) – State library foundation

SEA 490 (P.L. 220) – Noncode statutes

SEA 494 (P.L. 68) – Vehicle manufacturers and distributors

SEA 495 (P.L. 69) – Lawsuits by school corporations

SEA 503 (P.L. 221) – Sale of ephedrine or pseudoephedrine

SEA 506 (P.L. 164) – Handgun possession

SEA 521 (P.L. 21) – State deferred compensation plan

SEA 523 (P.L. 85) – Commuter rail service fund

SEA 524 (P.L. 22) – Public employees’ defined contribution plan

SEA 525 (P.L. 86) – Bail agent education and reporting

SEA 532 (P.L. 165) –Various natural resources matters

SEA 533 (P.L. 166) – Design-build public works projects

SEA 537 (P.L. 167) – State museum and historic sites

SEA 549 (P.L. 23) – Indiana public retirement system

SEA 559 (P.L. 110) – Conflict of interest

SEA 575 (P.L. 48) – Teacher collective bargaining (Sections 1, 3 – 15, and 17 – 39, July 1; Sections 2, 16, and 40, April 20)

SEA 576 (P.L. 168) – Worker’s compensation (Sections 1 – 4 and 6 – 18, July 1; Section 5, May 10)

SEA 577 (P.L. 169) – Financial aid (Sections 1 and 3 – 23, July 1; Section 2, May 10)

SEA 578 (P.L. 111) – Surplus lines insurance compact

SEA 581 (P.L. 112) – HIV testing of pregnant women

SEA 582 (P.L. 170) – Settlement conferences in residential foreclosures (Sections 1 – 2, 7, and 15, July 1; Sections 3 – 6, 8 – 14, and 16, May 10)

SEA 590 (P.L. 171) – Illegal immigration matters

HEA 1001 (P.L. 229) – Budget bill (Sections 1 – 32, 34 – 37, 39 – 40, 42 – 43, 45 – 57, 59 – 76, 80 – 82, 86, 88 – 93, 95, 97 – 101, 103 – 104, 106 – 110, 112, 117 – 145, 147 – 167, 170 – 171, 174 – 195, 197 – 199, 220 – 223, 225, 228 – 230, 232 – 233, 242, 246 – 264, 266 – 270, 272 – 275, 278, 284 – 285, 289 – 294, 297 – 299, and 301, July 1; Section 295, June 1; Sections 33, 38, 58, 77 – 79, 96, 102, 105, 111, 113 – 116, 146, 168 -169, 224, 226 – 227, 231, 234 – 241, 243 – 245, 265, 271, 277, 279 – 281, 283, 286 – 288, 300, and 303, May 10; Section 302, April 29; Sections 83 – 85, 87, 94, 201 – 202, 204, and 214, Jan. 1; Sections 44, 172 – 173, 196, 200, 203, 205 – 213, 215 – 219, and 276; Jan. 1, 2012; Retroactive: Section 41, Nov. 1, 2010; Section 282, June 30, 2010; Section 296, Jan. 1, 2010)

HEA 1002 (P.L. 91) – Charter schools (Sections 1 – 3, 6 – 11, 13 – 24, and 26 – 32, July 1; Sections 4 – 5, and 25, May 5; Section 12, Jan. 1, 2012)

HEA 1003 (P.L. 92) – School scholarships (Section 2 – 10, July 1; Retroactive: Section 1, Jan. 1)

HEA 1004 (P.L. 172) – State and local administration (Sections 1, 3 – 7, 10 – 11, 13 – 14, 19 – 25, 27, 30 – 34, 36 – 39, 49 – 50, 54, 61 – 63, 65 – 66, 68 – 73, 76, 79, 90 – 95, 97 – 99, 101 – 108, 115, 120, 138 – 142, 147 – 148, 150 – 156, 158, 170, 172 – 175, July 1; Section 78, Oct. 1; Sections 12, 15 – 18, 40 – 41, 44 – 48, 64, 74, 77, 87 – 89, 100, 109 – 111, 130, 136 – 137, 143, 145 – 146, 149, 157, 159 – 160, 162 – 164, 166 – 167, 171, 177 – 178, May 10; Section 26, May 15; Sections 2, 8 – 9, 35, 51 – 53, 56 – 58, 80 – 85, 96, 112 – 114, 116 – 119, 121, 131 – 135, and 161; Jan. 1, 2012; Sections 122 – 129, July 1, 2012; Retroactive: Section 28, March 1; Section 29, 55, 59 – 60, 67, 75, 86, 144, 165, and 176, Jan. 1; Sections 42 – 43, and 169, Jan. 1, 2010; Section 168, Jan. 1, 2009)

HEA 1006 (P.L. 114) – Entrepreneurial know-how

HEA 1007 (P.L. 173) – State and local administration (Sections 1 and 5 – 10, July 1; Sections 4, 11 – 12, and 18, May 10; Retroactive: Section 16, Jan. 1, 2010; Sections 2 – 3, 13 – 15, and 17, Jan. 1, 2008)

HEA 1015 (P.L. 115) – Insurance matters (Sections 7 – 11, July 1; Sections 1 – 6, May 9)

HEA 1017 (P.L. 174) – Unused medication

HEA 1024 (P.L. 116) – Property insurance

HEA 1025 (P.L. 117) – Public official bonding and internal control systems of local units

HEA 1046 (P.L. 175) – Property tax deduction for new unsold residences

HEA 1048 (P.L. 177) – Public pension funds (Sections 1 – 2 and 5, July 1; Sections 3 – 4 and 6, May 10)

HEA 1054 (P.L. 70) – Crimes outside Title 35

HEA 1055 (P.L. 178) – Probate matters (Sections 1 – 10, July 1; Section 11, May 10)

HEA 1058 (P.L. 49) – Homeowners associations

HEA 1071 (P.L. 222) – Anatomic pathology services

HEA 1074 (P.L. 179) – Selection of school board members

HEA 1075 (P.L. 24) – Do not resuscitate declarations

HEA 1082 (P.L. 25) – Off-road vehicle registration

HEA 1083 (P.L. 180) – Various criminal law matters

HEA 1097 (P.L. 181) – Lake management work group (Effective June 30, 2011)

HEA 1098 (P.L. 71) – Regional water, sewage, or solid waste districts. (Sections 1 and 3, July 1; Sections 2 and 4, April 26)

HEA 1102 (P.L. 182) – Synthetic cannabinoids and salvia

HEA 1107 (P.L. 183) – Preventative programs for at-risk children

HEA 1109 (P.L. 118) – Military service information on BMV documents

HEA 1112 (P.L. 223) – Land application of industrial waste products

HEA 1117 (P.L. 184) – Display of license plates

HEA 1121 (P.L. 119) – Unused medication

HEA 1124 (P.L. 50) – Railroad statutes

HEA 1128 (P.L. 224) – Renewable energy resources

HEA 1129 (P.L. 185) – Use of telecommunications device while driving

HEA 1132 (P.L. 186) – Farm wineries and direct wine sellers

HEA 1133 (P.L. 3) – Agritourism liability

HEA 1150 (P.L. 26) – General Assembly license plate registration date

HEA 1153 (P.L. 187) – Problem-solving courts

HEA 1171 (P.L. 27) – Medicaid verification and claims

HEA 1174 (P.L. 188) – Sale of real property by local government

HEA 1180 (P.L. 9) – Zero interest mortgages by nonprofit entities

HEA 1183 (P.L. 122) – Indiana business price preferences

HEA 1187 (P.L. 189) – Satellite manure storage structures

HEA 1190 (P.L. 190) – Ballots and voting systems

HEA 1192 (P.L. 87) – Microenterprise partnership program (Sections 1 – 8, July 1; Section 9, April 28)

HEA 1200 (P.L. 6) – Immunity for certain surficial activities

HEA 1201 (P.L. 191) – Release of adoption information

HEA 1203 (P.L. 192) – Employee representation campaigns

HEA 1210 (P.L. 193) – Abortion matters (Sections 2 – 16, July 1; Section 1, May 10)

HEA 1211 (P.L. 194) – Arrest records

HEA 1215 (P.L. 28) – Closed-circuit television testimony

HEA 1216 (P.L. 195) – Public works projects

HEA 1221 (P.L. 196) – Life insurance and Medicaid

HEA 1224 (P.L. 52) – Speed zones for all-year schools

HEA 1233 (P.L. 197) – State boards, commissions, and professional licensing

HEA 1238 (P.L. 198) – Advocacy with public funds (Sections 3 – 4 and 9 – 10, July 1; Sections 1 – 2, 5 – 8, and 11, May 10)

HEA 1242 (P.L. 225) – Various election law matters (Sections 1 – 17, 19 – 34, 36 – 53, 55 – 68, 72 – 77, 79 – 83, 85 – 89, and 92 – 94, July 1; Section 18, 35, 54, 78, and 84, May 13; Retroactive: Sections 69 – 71, Dec. 31, 2010; Section 90 – 91, June 1, 2010)

HEA 1251 (P.L. 4) – Young entrepreneur program

HEA 1260 (P.L. 200) – School corporation health insurance

HEA 1265 (P.L. 88) – River Ridge Commerce Corridor

HEA 1266 (P.L. 201) – Various provisions concerning courts (Sections 1 – 16, 18, 20 – 34, 44 – 60, and 62 – 114, July 1; Section 17, June 29; Sections 61 and 117 – 119, June 30; Section 116, Dec. 31; Sections 19, 35 – 43, and 115, Jan. 1, 2012)

HEA 1273 (P.L. 226) – Consumer protection, unfair practices, and licensing matters (Sections 1 – 5, 13 – 21, 23, and 25, July 1; Sections 6 – 12, and 22, May 13; Retroactive: Sections 24 and 26, July 1, 2010)

HEA 1275 (P.L. 53) – Local transfers between funds

HEA 1288 (P.L. 124) – Property taxes (Sections 1 – 2, July 1; Section 3, May 9; Retroactive: Section 4, Jan. 1, 2008)

HEA 1291 (P.L. 125) – Storm water management

HEA 1310 (P.L. 29) – Purdue University fire department

HEA 1311 (P.L. 126) – Numerous changes to planning and zoning law

HEA 1316 (P.L. 204) – Parental reimbursement for juvenile services (Sections 1 – 5, July 1; Section 6, May 10)

HEA 1318 (P.L. 127) – National fingerprint based criminal history checks

HEA 1324 (P.L. 128) – Child molesting and child solicitation study

HEA 1325 (P.L. 227) – Criminal conversion of leased motor vehicles

HEA 1329 (P.L. 205) – Liability for county detainee health care services (Effective June 29, 2011)

HEA 1334 (P.L. 206) – Joint committee on transportation and infrastructure assessment and solutions

HEA 1343 (P.L. 207) – Lake and river enhancement fund

HEA 1348 (P.L. 129) – Soil and water conservation districts and conservancy districts

HEA 1365 (P.L. 208) – Volunteer fire department recovery of costs

HEA 1371 (P.L. 5) – Joint committee on transportation infrastructure

HEA 1385 (P.L. 55) – Discrimination in premium rates

HEA 1386 (P.L. 8) – Commercial feed certification

HEA 1387 (P.L. 130) – Commodity market development councils

HEA 1402 (P.L. 209) – Prohibiting resident tuition for illegal aliens

HEA 1405 (P.L. 10) – Tobacco matters

HEA 1406 (P.L. 30) – Jurisdiction of university and college police

HEA 1416 (P.L. 228) – Credit time

HEA 1422 (P.L. 131) – Notice to parent, guardian, or custodian

HEA 1427 (P.L. 210) – Claiming child as dependent for tax purposes

HEA 1429 (P.L. 73) – Textbooks and other curricular material

HEA 1432 (P.L. 132) – Disinterment of human remains

HEA 1450 (P.L. 2) – Unemployment insurance (Sections 1 – 5 and 11 – 15, July 1; Retroactive: Sections 6 – 10, Dec. 31, 2010)

HEA 1451 (P.L. 57) – Mint distilling operations

HEA 1467 (P.L. 133) – Athletic trainer reimbursement

HEA 1474 (P.L. 74) – Terminated pregnancy form

HEA 1486 (P.L. 11) – Insurance matters (Sections 2 – 6, 8 – 25, and 28 – 47, July 1; Sections 1, 7, and 26 – 27, April 6)

HEA 1502 (P.L. 134) – Substance abuse study

HEA 1528 (P.L. 89) – Financial institutions and consumer credit (Sections 1, 5 – 10, 13 – 14, 17 – 19, 23 – 24, 27 – 32, 34 – 41, 43 – 47, 49 – 75, and 77 – 78, July 1; Sections 2 – 4, 11 – 12, 15 – 16, 20 – 22, 25 – 26, 33, 42, 48, and 76, April 28)

HEA 1538 (P.L. 211) – Minimum wage required by local unit

HEA 1539 (P.L. 135) – Marion County COIT

HEA 1541 (P.L. 136) – Transfer fee covenants

HEA 1548 (P.L. 213) – Recognition of foreign country money judgments

HEA 1601 (P.L. 214) – Legislative redistricting (Sections 1 – 9 and 11 – 12, July 1; Sections 10 and 13, May 10; Sections 14 – 15, Nov. 6, 2012)

HEA 1602 (P.L. 215) – Congressional redistricting•
 

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  • Crim Code
    Interesting that the new laws in criminal code all involve voter fraud
  • Concerned Citizen
    I would have to agree with Michael. It's like the lawmakers don't think they have to go by the Constitution any more. We seem to be paying them (by paying our taxes) so they can take away our right to privacy & security in our own homes, and to be ourselves even if they don't approve of it (whether it's breaking the law or not).
  • Jobs bills MIA
    An awful lot of Gov't. intrusion into personal business. Thought the party in power was supposed to shrink government and let law abiding citizens alone. Another snow job, thanks for wasting tax dollars for nothing.
    • Laws
      It would be easier to find a needle in a haystack than it is to find out what these laws actually say. The website that is listed is useless.

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      1. From back in the day before secularism got a stranglehold on Hoosier jurists comes this great excerpt via Indiana federal court judge Allan Sharp, dedicated to those many Indiana government attorneys (with whom I have dealt) who count the law as a mere tool, an optional tool that is not to be used when political correctness compels a more acceptable result than merely following the path that the law directs: ALLEN SHARP, District Judge. I. In a scene following a visit by Henry VIII to the home of Sir Thomas More, playwriter Robert Bolt puts the following words into the mouths of his characters: Margaret: Father, that man's bad. MORE: There is no law against that. ROPER: There is! God's law! MORE: Then God can arrest him. ROPER: Sophistication upon sophistication! MORE: No, sheer simplicity. The law, Roper, the law. I know what's legal not what's right. And I'll stick to what's legal. ROPER: Then you set man's law above God's! MORE: No, far below; but let me draw your attention to a fact I'm not God. The currents and eddies of right and wrong, which you find such plain sailing, I can't navigate. I'm no voyager. But in the thickets of law, oh, there I'm a forester. I doubt if there's a man alive who could follow me there, thank God... ALICE: (Exasperated, pointing after Rich) While you talk, he's gone! MORE: And go he should, if he was the Devil himself, until he broke the law! ROPER: So now you'd give the Devil benefit of law! MORE: Yes. What would you do? Cut a great road through the law to get after the Devil? ROPER: I'd cut down every law in England to do that! MORE: (Roused and excited) Oh? (Advances on Roper) And when the last law was down, and the Devil turned round on you where would you hide, Roper, the laws being flat? (He leaves *1257 him) This country's planted thick with laws from coast to coast man's laws, not God's and if you cut them down and you're just the man to do it d'you really think you would stand upright in the winds that would blow then? (Quietly) Yes, I'd give the Devil benefit of law, for my own safety's sake. ROPER: I have long suspected this; this is the golden calf; the law's your god. MORE: (Wearily) Oh, Roper, you're a fool, God's my god... (Rather bitterly) But I find him rather too (Very bitterly) subtle... I don't know where he is nor what he wants. ROPER: My God wants service, to the end and unremitting; nothing else! MORE: (Dryly) Are you sure that's God! He sounds like Moloch. But indeed it may be God And whoever hunts for me, Roper, God or Devil, will find me hiding in the thickets of the law! And I'll hide my daughter with me! Not hoist her up the mainmast of your seagoing principles! They put about too nimbly! (Exit More. They all look after him). Pgs. 65-67, A MAN FOR ALL SEASONS A Play in Two Acts, Robert Bolt, Random House, New York, 1960. Linley E. Pearson, Atty. Gen. of Indiana, Indianapolis, for defendants. Childs v. Duckworth, 509 F. Supp. 1254, 1256 (N.D. Ind. 1981) aff'd, 705 F.2d 915 (7th Cir. 1983)

      2. "Meanwhile small- and mid-size firms are getting squeezed and likely will not survive unless they become a boutique firm." I've been a business attorney in small, and now mid-size firm for over 30 years, and for over 30 years legal consultants have been preaching this exact same mantra of impending doom for small and mid-sized firms -- verbatim. This claim apparently helps them gin up merger opportunities from smaller firms who become convinced that they need to become larger overnight. The claim that large corporations are interested in cost-saving and efficiency has likewise been preached for decades, and is likewise bunk. If large corporations had any real interest in saving money they wouldn't use large law firms whose rates are substantially higher than those of high-quality mid-sized firms.

      3. The family is the foundation of all human government. That is the Grand Design. Modern governments throw off this Design and make bureaucratic war against the family, as does Hollywood and cultural elitists such as third wave feminists. Since WWII we have been on a ship of fools that way, with both the elite and government and their social engineering hacks relentlessly attacking the very foundation of social order. And their success? See it in the streets of Fergusson, on the food stamp doles (mostly broken families)and in the above article. Reject the Grand Design for true social function, enter the Glorious State to manage social dysfunction. Our Brave New World will be a prison camp, and we will welcome it as the only way to manage given the anarchy without it.

      4. When I hear 'Juvenile Lawyer' I think of an attorney helping a high school aged kid through the court system for a poor decision; like smashing mailboxes. Thank you for opening up my eyes to the bigger picture of the need for juvenile attorneys. It made me sad, but also fascinated, when it was explained, in the sixth paragraph, that parents making poor decisions (such as drug abuse) can cause situations where children need legal representation and aid from a lawyer.

      5. Some in the Hoosier legal elite consider this prayer recommended by the AG seditious, not to mention the Saint who pledged loyalty to God over King and went to the axe for so doing: "Thomas More, counselor of law and statesman of integrity, merry martyr and most human of saints: Pray that, for the glory of God and in the pursuit of His justice, I may be trustworthy with confidences, keen in study, accurate in analysis, correct in conclusion, able in argument, loyal to clients, honest with all, courteous to adversaries, ever attentive to conscience. Sit with me at my desk and listen with me to my clients' tales. Read with me in my library and stand always beside me so that today I shall not, to win a point, lose my soul. Pray that my family may find in me what yours found in you: friendship and courage, cheerfulness and charity, diligence in duties, counsel in adversity, patience in pain—their good servant, and God's first. Amen."

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