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Ogletree Deakins Re-elects Kim Ebert as Managing Shareholder

Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C. has announced that Kim Ebert, in the firm’s Indianapolis office, has been re-elected as Managing Shareholder of the firm. Ebert was re-elected to the position during the Annual Meeting of Shareholders in Atlanta, Georgia. As the Managing Shareholder, Ebert will continue to serve as chair of the executive management team and will be responsible for the strategic growth of the firm.

Applications for IBF Impact Fund Grant Due March 1

The IBF will again grant $35,000 to a deserving organization/project through the Impact Fund in 2012. To be considered, a project must advance the administration of justice and an understanding of the law through philanthropy, education and service. The deadline for applications is March 1. Go to for more information and application instructions.

What’s Up at the Statehouse?

Hear an update on pending legislation and get to know Indiana legislators at the IndyBar’s fifth annual seminar, “The Importance of Lawyer-Legislators in the Indiana General Assembly,” which is hosted by the bar’s Legislative Committee. Attorneys who are state senators and representatives will lead a lively discussion during the luncheon on Wednesday, February 29, from noon to 1:30 p.m., at the Conrad Indianapolis. Retiring legislators will also be recognized. This event is being offered for 1.5 hours CLE credit. For more information and to register, go to

Ready for a Trivia Challenge?

Don’t miss the IBF Trivia Night, a casual, fun event on Thursday, March 1 at the Fox & Hound in Castleton. Grab some friends and join us! Teams of up to five people – both members and non-members are invited – will compete to become the IBF Trivia Champion. Learn more and register online at•


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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.