IBA Frontlines -6/8/12

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Feedback Requested on Attorney Reinstatement

Former Indianapolis Bar Association member Everett E. Powell II has petitioned the Indiana Supreme Court Disciplinary Commission for reinstatement to the practice of law. The commission has requested that members of the IndyBar who have an opinion that Mr. Powell should, or should not, be readmitted to practice address the commission by letter stating their views as soon as possible. Letters should be sent to the Indiana Supreme Court Disciplinary Commission, 30 S. Meridian St., Suite 850, Indianapolis, IN 46204.

Tee Up with the IndyBar Foundation!

Sign up your foursome today for the 2012 Lawyer Links Classic! This year’s golf outing will take place Thursday, July 19 at Highland Golf & Country Club. Check-in opens at noon, followed by a 1 p.m. Shot Gun Start. Registration includes 18 holes of golf with cart, lunch, reception, awards and prizes. This event is a great opportunity to socialize with colleagues, entertain clients and support the mission of the IBF. Registration Cost: Foursome $1,000/Individual $250. For more information or to register, contact Megan Keever at or 317-269-2000.

Introducing Indy Lawyer Finder

Continuing in its mission to provide the public with access to legal representation, the Indianapolis Bar Association has launched Indy Lawyer Finder, an online service offering members of the public user-guided searches of IndyBar attorneys in a variety of practice areas. Indy Lawyer Finder is available online at Check it out today!

Are You Green Legal?

While there are numerous “go green” resources already available to the public, the Indianapolis Bar Association recognizes that attorneys and law firms face unique challenges to going green. There is no one-size-fits all approach to going green, and it is the goal of the IndyBar’s Go Green Committee, a subcommittee of the Young Lawyers Division, to help attorneys and firms to develop strategies that work for them.

Visit for details on the bar’s Green Legal Initiative.

Be a Bar Leader

Realize your potential. Make a difference. Create impact. The application period for the 2012-2013 Indianapolis Bar Association’s Bar Leader Series for leadership development is now open. The deadline to apply is June 18, 2012. Additional information on the series and the application can be downloaded from the IndyBar’s website. Scholarships for the program are also available.•
Be well.


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  1. This is ridiculous. Most JDs not practicing law don't know squat to justify calling themselves a lawyer. Maybe they should try visiting the inside of a courtroom before they go around calling themselves lawyers. This kind of promotional BS just increases the volume of people with JDs that are underqualified thereby dragging all the rest of us down likewise.

  2. I think it is safe to say that those Hoosier's with the most confidence in the Indiana judicial system are those Hoosier's who have never had the displeasure of dealing with the Hoosier court system.

  3. I have an open CHINS case I failed a urine screen I have since got clean completed IOP classes now in after care passed home inspection my x sister in law has my children I still don't even have unsupervised when I have been clean for over 4 months my x sister wants to keep the lids for good n has my case working with her I just discovered n have proof that at one of my hearing dcs case worker stated in court to the judge that a screen was dirty which caused me not to have unsupervised this was at the beginning two weeks after my initial screen I thought the weed could have still been in my system was upset because they were suppose to check levels n see if it was going down since this was only a few weeks after initial instead they said dirty I recently requested all of my screens from redwood because I take prescriptions that will show up n I was having my doctor look at levels to verify that matched what I was prescripted because dcs case worker accused me of abuseing when I got my screens I found out that screen I took that dcs case worker stated in court to judge that caused me to not get granted unsupervised was actually negative what can I do about this this is a serious issue saying a parent failed a screen in court to judge when they didn't please advise

  4. I have a degree at law, recent MS in regulatory studies. Licensed in KS, admitted b4 S& 7th circuit, but not to Indiana bar due to political correctness. Blacklisted, nearly unemployable due to hostile state action. Big Idea: Headwinds can overcome, esp for those not within the contours of the bell curve, the Lego Movie happiness set forth above. That said, even without the blacklisting for holding ideas unacceptable to the Glorious State, I think the idea presented above that a law degree open many vistas other than being a galley slave to elitist lawyers is pretty much laughable. (Did the law professors of Indiana pay for this to be published?)

  5. Joe, you might want to do some reading on the fate of Hoosier whistleblowers before you get your expectations raised up.