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Brookie to Lead ABA Forum on Construction Industry

Frost Brown Todd announced that Terrence L. Brookie has been appointed as chair-elect of the American Bar Association’s Forum on the Construction Industry for 2012-13. This position was elected on May 1 and becomes effective on August 1. Brookie is a member in the firm’s construction law practice group.

Hogsett to Address Indiana Bar Foundation

The Indiana Bar Foundation has invited Joseph H. Hogsett, U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Indiana, to be the keynote speaker at the July 20 dinner in French Lick, Ind., honoring Fellows of Indiana Bar Foundation.

Bingham Greenebaum Doll Assists Concord Neighborhood Center

Seven attorneys from Bingham Greenebaum Doll volunteered on May 14 for the Central Indiana Service Challenge. The team worked from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. to replace the roof of the preschool modular at the Concord Neighborhood Center in Indianapolis. Bingham Greenebaum Doll LLP attorney Mike Davis, who has served as a Concord Community Development Corporation Board Member, coordinated the team of attorneys that worked on the project.•

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  3. The practitioners and judges who hail E-filing as the Saviour of the West need to contain their respective excitements. E-filing is federal court requires the practitioner to cram his motion practice into pigeonholes created by IT people. Compound motions or those seeking alternative relief are effectively barred, unless the practitioner wants to receive a tart note from some functionary admonishing about the "problem". E-filing is just another method by which courts and judges transfer their burden to practitioners, who are the really the only powerless components of the system. Of COURSE it is easier for the court to require all of its imput to conform to certain formats, but this imposition does NOT improve the quality of the practice of law and does NOT improve the ability of the practitioner to advocate for his client or to fashion pleadings that exactly conform to his client's best interests. And we should be very wary of the disingenuous pablum about the costs. The courts will find a way to stick it to the practitioner. Lake County is a VERY good example of this rapaciousness. Any one who does not believe this is invited to review the various special fees that system imposes upon practitioners- as practitioners- and upon each case ON TOP of the court costs normal in every case manually filed. Jurisprudence according to Aldous Huxley.

  4. Any attorneys who practice in federal court should be able to say the same as I can ... efiling is great. I have been doing it in fed court since it started way back. Pacer has its drawbacks, but the ability to hit an e-docket and pull up anything and everything onscreen is a huge plus for a litigator, eps the sole practitioner, who lacks a filing clerk and the paralegal support of large firms. Were I an Indiana attorney I would welcome this great step forward.

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