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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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  1. I gave tempparry guardship to a friend of my granddaughter in 2012. I went to prison. I had custody. My daughter went to prison to. We are out. My daughter gave me custody but can get her back. She was not order to give me custody . but now we want granddaughter back from friend. She's 14 now. What rights do we have

  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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