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Several Indiana legal organizations are accepting nominations for awards given by their groups. All have July deadlines.

The Indiana Judges Association is now taking nominations for this year’s Commendation for Excellence in Public Information and Education. Two awards – one to a judge and one to a journalist – are given to nominees who have helped inform the public about the work of the Indiana courts.

More information and nomination forms can be found on the court's website.  Nominations are due July 29.

The Indianapolis Bar Association’s Women & the Law Division is seeking nominations of successful and accomplished female attorneys for its 2011 Antoinette Dakin Leach Award.

The award is named after the first woman admitted to the Indiana bar. It’s given to a central Indiana female attorney who exemplifies the determination and successes of Leach and is a pioneer or trailblazer in the community.

Nominations are due July 31. More information and the nomination form are online.

The Indiana State Bar Association is accepting nominations for awards that will be given during its annual meeting in French Lick in October. Awards include the Civility Awards, Gale M. Phelps Award, and Outstanding Judge Award. All nominations are due July 20. A complete list of awards that are open for nomination along with more information and the criteria for each are available on the ISBA’s website.

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  2. This sure is not what most who value good governance consider the Rule of Law to entail: "In a letter dated March 2, which Brizzi forwarded to IBJ, the commission dismissed the grievance “on grounds that there is not reasonable cause to believe that you are guilty of misconduct.”" Yet two month later reasonable cause does exist? (Or is the commission forging ahead, the need for reasonable belief be damned? -- A seeming violation of the Rules of Profession Ethics on the part of the commission) Could the rule of law theory cause one to believe that an explanation is in order? Could it be that Hoosier attorneys live under Imperial Law (which is also a t-word that rhymes with infamy) in which the Platonic guardians can do no wrong and never owe the plebeian class any explanation for their powerful actions. (Might makes it right?) Could this be a case of politics directing the commission, as celebrated IU Mauer Professor (the late) Patrick Baude warned was happening 20 years ago in his controversial (whisteblowing) ethics lecture on a quite similar topic: http://www.repository.law.indiana.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1498&context=ilj

  3. I have a case presently pending cert review before the SCOTUS that reveals just how Indiana regulates the bar. I have been denied licensure for life for holding the wrong views and questioning the grand inquisitors as to their duties as to state and federal constitutional due process. True story: https://www.scribd.com/doc/299040839/2016Petitionforcert-to-SCOTUS Shorter, Amici brief serving to frame issue as misuse of govt licensure: https://www.scribd.com/doc/312841269/Thomas-More-Society-Amicus-Brown-v-Ind-Bd-of-Law-Examiners

  4. Here's an idea...how about we MORE heavily regulate the law schools to reduce the surplus of graduates, driving starting salaries up for those new grads, so that we can all pay our insane amount of student loans off in a reasonable amount of time and then be able to afford to do pro bono & low-fee work? I've got friends in other industries, radiology for example, and their schools accept a very limited number of students so there will never be a glut of new grads and everyone's pay stays high. For example, my radiologist friend's school accepted just six new students per year.

  5. I totally agree with John Smith.

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