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IBA Frontlines - Aug. 31, 2012

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Robing Ceremony Scheduled for Judge Rudolph Pyle III

The public robing ceremony for Judge Rudolph Pyle III, the newest member of the Indiana Court of Appeals, has been scheduled for Tuesday, October 16 at 3 p.m. Additional details on this event will be posted at courts.in.gov shortly. The oath of office was administered to Judge Pyle in a private ceremony on August 27.

MCBA to Host Retirement Dinner for Judge Carr Darden

The Marion County Bar Association (MCBA) will celebrate Judge Carr Darden’s career and recent retirement from the Indiana Court of Appeals at a dinner hosted in his honor on Friday, September 14 at the Indianapolis Marriott Downtown. Proceeds from the event will be donated to the MCBA and the Judge Carr L. Darden & Mrs. Lundy Darden Public Sector Legal Education Scholarship Fund. To purchase tickets for the dinner, visit http://mcbadinner.eventbrite.com/

Honor Professionalism

Join the Indianapolis Bar Association for the 2012 Professionalism Luncheon on Thursday, October 11 from noon to 1 p.m. at the Columbia Club, where the 2012 Silver Gavel Award Recipient, Hon. Anthony Metz III of the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Indiana, and the 2012 Professionalism Award Recipient, Sally Zweig of Katz & Korin PC, will be recognized. This luncheon will also feature special guest speaker Hon. Sarah Barker of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Indiana. Online registration can be accessed at www.indybar.org.

Resources Available for Practitioners Facing Oral Argument on Appeal

The IndyBar’s Appellate Practice Section offers free assistance for lawyers preparing for oral argument at the Indiana Supreme Court or Court of Appeals. Participants receive constructive and confidential feedback in the form of a “moot court” made up of experienced appellate lawyers. If you are interested in taking advantage this service, contact Joel Schumm at (317) 278-4733 or jmschumm@iupui.edu.

Go All In with the IndyBar

The IndyBar 100% Membership recognizes the support of law firms and legal departments that boast 100 percent membership among all full-time attorneys. Don’t miss out on your chance to be recognized as a key supporter of your local bar association. If you know that your firm is 100 percent or if you’d like us to check the status of membership among attorneys at your firm, contact Ashley Maxwell at amaxwell@indybar.org. Visit http://www.indybar.org/membership/100percentclub.php for more information.

IndyBar Holiday Closing

Please note that the Indianapolis Bar Association and Foundation office will be closed on Monday, September 3 in observance of Labor Day. The office will reopen at 8:30 a.m. on Tuesday, September 4.•

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  1. IF the Right to Vote is indeed a Right, then it is a RIGHT. That is the same for ALL eligible and properly registered voters. And this is, being able to cast one's vote - until the minute before the polls close in one's assigned precinct. NOT days before by absentee ballot, and NOT 9 miles from one's house (where it might be a burden to get to in time). I personally wait until the last minute to get in line. Because you never know what happens. THAT is my right, and that is Mr. Valenti's. If it is truly so horrible to let him on school grounds (exactly how many children are harmed by those required to register, on school grounds, on election day - seriously!), then move the polling place to a different location. For ALL voters in that precinct. Problem solved.

  2. "associates are becoming more mercenary. The path to partnership has become longer and more difficult so they are chasing short-term gains like high compensation." GOOD FOR THEM! HELL THERE OUGHT TO BE A UNION!

  3. Let's be honest. A glut of lawyers out there, because law schools have overproduced them. Law schools dont care, and big law loves it. So the firms can afford to underpay them. Typical capitalist situation. Wages have grown slowly for entry level lawyers the past 25 years it seems. Just like the rest of our economy. Might as well become a welder. Oh and the big money is mostly reserved for those who can log huge hours and will cut corners to get things handled. More capitalist joy. So the answer coming from the experts is to "capitalize" more competition from nonlawyers, and robots. ie "expert systems." One even hears talk of "offshoring" some legal work. thus undercutting the workers even more. And they wonder why people have been pulling for Bernie and Trump. Hello fools, it's not just the "working class" it's the overly educated suffering too.

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  5. "pedigree"? I never knew that in order to become a successful or, for that matter, a talented attorney, one needs to have come from good stock. What should raise eyebrows even more than the starting associates' pay at this firm (and ones like it) is the belief systems they subscribe to re who is and isn't "fit" to practice law with them. Incredible the arrogance that exists throughout the practice of law in this country, especially at firms like this one.

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