IBA Frontlines - 9/14/12

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Volunteer Judges Needed for Moot Court Competition

The Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law Moot Court Society is currently seeking volunteer judges for the Hon. Robert H. Staton Intramural Moot Court Competition. Volunteer judges will be eligible for up to two hours of CLE credit by attending a judge training session and participating as an Oral Argument Judge or Brief Grader. For full details on the competition, to be held from late September to early November, and to volunteer, visit

Indiana University Maurer School of Law is also seeking volunteer competition judges for its Moot Court event, set for October and November. See full details on the event at If you would like to volunteer as a Moot Court judge for this event, please contact the Executive Judge Coordinators at

Proposed Amendments to Local Rules: Comment Period

The judges of the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Indiana are considering amendments to the local rules, which were proposed by the Local Rules Advisory Committee. The proposed amendments can be found on the Court’s website at Comments to the proposed amendments are due by October 1, 2012, and can be sent by email to or by regular mail to Kevin Dempsey, Clerk, United States Bankruptcy Court, Room 116, Birch Bayh Federal Building and United States Courthouse, 46 E. Ohio Street, Indianapolis, IN 46204.

Marion Superior Court Seeking Court Administrator

Marion Superior Court is currently seeking applicants for the position of Court Administrator. Under the jurisdiction of the Judges of the Marion Superior Court and the Judge of the Circuit Court, the Court Administrator performs administrative responsibilities of the non-judicial activities of the Marion Circuit and Superior Courts. The full job description as well as requirements for the position and application instructions can be found at The application deadline is September 15.

IndyBar Law Student Division Seeking Executive Board Members

The nomination period for the 2012-2013 the Indianapolis Bar Association’s Law Student Division Executive Board has begun. There are a total of eight At-Large positions available. This is a unique and exciting opportunity for students to be involved with the planning and implementation of many IndyBar student educational and networking functions as well as an opportunity to enhance leadership skills. Applications and statements of interest are due October 15. See details at

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.). If you selected to have your legal directory shipped, watch your mailbox. Shipped orders will begin arriving September 3. Forget to order your copy? Go to to place your order today. Directories are $55 plus tax and shipping, if applicable.

Need Your APC Credit?

The IndyBar has the Applied Professionalism Course for you. Featuring esteemed presenters and interactive sessions, the IndyBar’s Applied Professionalism Course on Thursday, November 1 is the perfect way to satisfy this credit requirement for attorneys in their first three years of practice…PLUS, registration fees for this day-long program are even lower now than in past years! Access the full agenda and online registration at•


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  1. Lori, you must really love wedding cake stories like this one ... happy enuf ending for you?

  2. This new language about a warning has not been discussed at previous meetings. It's not available online. Since it must be made public knowledge before the vote, does anyone know exactly what it says? Further, this proposal was held up for 5 weeks because members Carol and Lucy insisted that all terms used be defined. So now, definitions are unnecessary and have not been inserted? Beyond these requirements, what is the logic behind giving one free pass to discriminators? Is that how laws work - break it once and that's ok? Just don't do it again? Three members of Carmel's council have done just about everything they can think of to prohibit an anti-discrimination ordinance in Carmel, much to Brainard's consternation, I'm told. These three 'want to be so careful' that they have failed to do what at least 13 other communities, including Martinsville, have already done. It's not being careful. It's standing in the way of what 60% of Carmel residents want. It's hurting CArmel in thT businesses have refused to locate because the council has not gotten with the program. And now they want to give discriminatory one free shot to do so. Unacceptable. Once three members leave the council because they lost their races, the Carmel council will have unanimous approval of the ordinance as originally drafted, not with a one free shot to discriminate freebie. That happens in January 2016. Why give a freebie when all we have to do is wait 3 months and get an ordinance with teeth from Day 1? If nothing else, can you please get s copy from Carmel and post it so we can see what else has changed in the proposal?

  3. Here is an interesting 2012 law review article for any who wish to dive deeper into this subject matter: Excerpt: "Judicial interpretation of the ADA has extended public entity liability to licensing agencies in the licensure and certification of attorneys.49 State bar examiners have the authority to conduct fitness investigations for the purpose of determining whether an applicant is a direct threat to the public.50 A “direct threat” is defined as “a significant risk to the health or safety of others that cannot be eliminated by a modification of policies, practices or procedures, or by the provision of auxiliary aids or services as provided by § 35.139.”51 However, bar examiners may not utilize generalizations or stereotypes about the applicant’s disability in concluding that an applicant is a direct threat.52"

  4. We have been on the waiting list since 2009, i was notified almost 4 months ago that we were going to start receiving payments and we still have received nothing. Every time I call I'm told I just have to wait it's in the lawyers hands. Is everyone else still waiting?

  5. I hope you dont mind but to answer my question. What amendment does this case pretain to?