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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 www.in.gov/judiciary/2784.htm.

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 www.indybar.org/store 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 www.indybar.org.

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 www.indybar.org.•

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  2. Fiat justitia ruat caelum is a Latin legal phrase, meaning "Let justice be done though the heavens fall." The maxim signifies the belief that justice must be realized regardless of consequences.

  3. Indiana up holds this behavior. the state police know they got it made.

  4. Additional Points: -Civility in the profession: Treating others with respect will not only move others to respect you, it will show a shared respect for the legal system we are all sworn to protect. When attorneys engage in unnecessary personal attacks, they lose the respect and favor of judges, jurors, the person being attacked, and others witnessing or reading the communication. It's not always easy to put anger aside, but if you don't, you will lose respect, credibility, cases, clients & jobs or job opportunities. -Read Rule 22 of the Admission & Discipline Rules. Capture that spirit and apply those principles in your daily work. -Strive to represent clients in a manner that communicates the importance you place on the legal matter you're privileged to handle for them. -There are good lawyers of all ages, but no one is perfect. Older lawyers can learn valuable skills from younger lawyers who tend to be more adept with new technologies that can improve work quality and speed. Older lawyers have already tackled more legal issues and worked through more of the problems encountered when representing clients on various types of legal matters. If there's mutual respect and a willingness to learn from each other, it will help make both attorneys better lawyers. -Erosion of the public trust in lawyers wears down public confidence in the rule of law. Always keep your duty to the profession in mind. -You can learn so much by asking questions & actively listening to instructions and advice from more experienced attorneys, regardless of how many years or decades you've each practiced law. Don't miss out on that chance.

  5. Agreed on 4th Amendment call - that was just bad policing that resulted in dismissal for repeat offender. What kind of parent names their boy "Kriston"?

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