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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. KUDOS to the Indiana Supreme Court for realizing that some bureacracies need to go to the stake. Recall what RWR said: "No government ever voluntarily reduces itself in size. Government programs, once launched, never disappear. Actually, a government bureau is the nearest thing to eternal life we'll ever see on this earth!" NOW ... what next to this rare and inspiring chopping block? Well, the Commission on Gender and Race (but not religion!?!) is way overdue. And some other Board's could be cut with a positive for State and the reputation of the Indiana judiciary.

  2. During a visit where an informant with police wears audio and video, does the video necessary have to show hand to hand transaction of money and narcotics?

  3. I will agree with that as soon as law schools stop lying to prospective students about salaries and employment opportunities in the legal profession. There is no defense to the fraudulent numbers first year salaries they post to mislead people into going to law school.

  4. The sad thing is that no fish were thrown overboard The "greenhorn" who had never fished before those 5 days was interrogated for over 4 hours by 5 officers until his statement was illicited, "I don't want to go to prison....." The truth is that these fish were measured frozen off shore and thawed on shore. The FWC (state) officer did not know fish shrink, so the only reason that these fish could be bigger was a swap. There is no difference between a 19 1/2 fish or 19 3/4 fish, short fish is short fish, the ticket was written. In addition the FWC officer testified at trial, he does not measure fish in accordance with federal law. There was a document prepared by the FWC expert that said yes, fish shrink and if these had been measured correctly they averaged over 20 inches (offshore frozen). This was a smoke and mirror prosecution.

  5. I love this, Dave! Many congrats to you! We've come a long way from studying for the bar together! :)

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