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Rule Change Orders Issued

The Indiana Supreme Court has issued several orders that amend the rules of court. Amendments include changes to the Rules of Appellate Procedure, the Indiana Admission and Discipline Rules, Indiana Administrative Rules and Indiana Rules of Criminal Procedure and Trial Procedure. To view the orders, which take effect January 1, 2013, go to

The IndyBar Legal Directory is Here!

Pre-ordered legal directories are available for pickup at the IndyBar office during normal business hours (Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.). Forget to order your copy? Go to to place your order today. Directories are $55 plus tax and shipping, if applicable.

Expanded Hours for Marion County Clerk’s Office

The Marion County Clerk’s Office recently announced that it is expanding its business hours to operate from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Staff will be in place to accommodate all customers for the full work day, including attorneys who wish to initiate new civil cases or make bond payments.

Trimble to Lead Bar in 2015

The Indianapolis Bar Association’s Nominating Committee has announced the selection of John C. Trimble of Lewis Wagner LLP as the 2015 President of the Indianapolis Bar Association. Currently an At Large Director on the board, Trimble will serve as the association’s First Vice President on the 2013 Board of Directors. Trimble was unopposed for the nomination. James J. Bell of Bingham Greenebaum Doll was also named to a two-year term as Secretary, and five At Large Directors were selected: Thomas A. Barnard, Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP; Master Commissioner Jason G. Reyome, Marion Superior Court; Aaron M. Freeman, Voyles Zahn & Paul PA; Andrew J. Mallon, Drewry Simmons Vornehm LLP; and Sean J. Fahey, Hall Render Killian Heath & Lyman P.C. For more information, visit

IndyBar Review Scholarship Deadline November 1

Students, check out the scholarships available from the Indianapolis Bar Foundation. Two scholarships for the Winter 2013 IndyBar Review session are up for grabs. The application deadline is November 1. The scholarships are available to IndyBar law student members and are financial need based, with consideration also given to the student’s activity with the Law Student Division. The scholarship application can be found online at•


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  1. I think the cops are doing a great job locking up criminals. The Murder rates in the inner cities are skyrocketing and you think that too any people are being incarcerated. Maybe we need to lock up more of them. We have the ACLU, BLM, NAACP, Civil right Division of the DOJ, the innocent Project etc. We have court system with an appeal process that can go on for years, with attorneys supplied by the government. I'm confused as to how that translates into the idea that the defendants are not being represented properly. Maybe the attorneys need to do more Pro-Bono work

  2. We do not have 10% of our population (which would mean about 32 million) incarcerated. It's closer to 2%.

  3. If a class action suit or other manner of retribution is possible, count me in. I have email and voicemail from the man. He colluded with opposing counsel, I am certain. My case was damaged so severely it nearly lost me everything and I am still paying dearly.

  4. There's probably a lot of blame that can be cast around for Indiana Tech's abysmal bar passage rate this last February. The folks who decided that Indiana, a state with roughly 16,000 to 18,000 attorneys, needs a fifth law school need to question the motives that drove their support of this project. Others, who have been "strong supporters" of the law school, should likewise ask themselves why they believe this institution should be supported. Is it because it fills some real need in the state? Or is it, instead, nothing more than a resume builder for those who teach there part-time? And others who make excuses for the students' poor performance, especially those who offer nothing more than conspiracy theories to back up their claims--who are they helping? What evidence do they have to support their posturing? Ultimately, though, like most everything in life, whether one succeeds or fails is entirely within one's own hands. At least one student from Indiana Tech proved this when he/she took and passed the February bar. A second Indiana Tech student proved this when they took the bar in another state and passed. As for the remaining 9 who took the bar and didn't pass (apparently, one of the students successfully appealed his/her original score), it's now up to them (and nobody else) to ensure that they pass on their second attempt. These folks should feel no shame; many currently successful practicing attorneys failed the bar exam on their first try. These same attorneys picked themselves up, dusted themselves off, and got back to the rigorous study needed to ensure they would pass on their second go 'round. This is what the Indiana Tech students who didn't pass the first time need to do. Of course, none of this answers such questions as whether Indiana Tech should be accredited by the ABA, whether the school should keep its doors open, or, most importantly, whether it should have even opened its doors in the first place. Those who promoted the idea of a fifth law school in Indiana need to do a lot of soul-searching regarding their decisions. These same people should never be allowed, again, to have a say about the future of legal education in this state or anywhere else. Indiana already has four law schools. That's probably one more than it really needs. But it's more than enough.

  5. This man Steve Hubbard goes on any online post or forum he can find and tries to push his company. He said court reporters would be obsolete a few years ago, yet here we are. How does he have time to search out every single post about court reporters and even spy in private court reporting forums if his company is so successful???? Dude, get a life. And back to what this post was about, I agree that some national firms cause a huge problem.