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Hear the Latest on IndyCar & IMS at April Meeting of Members

Join us on Thursday, April 25 from noon to 1 p.m. at the Hyatt Indianapolis to hear from Mark Miles, President and CEO of Hulman & Company. As President and CEO, Mr. Miles guides some of the biggest names in the Indy business world, including Clabber Girl, the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, INDYCAR, IMS Productions and other Hulman business entities. Go to www.indybar.org for additional information and online registration.

Are You a Trivia Whiz?

If so, grab some friends and team up for the Indianapolis Bar Foundation’s IBF Trivia Night! Don’t miss this casual, fun event emceed by local legal celebrities Scott Chinn and James Bell on Tuesday, April 16 at the Northside Knights of Columbus. Two drinks and appetizers will be included with the $25 registration fee. 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 www.indybar.org.

Pitch in at the Great Indy Cleanup!

The IndyBar Go Green Committee is teaming up with Keep Indianapolis Beautiful for the April Great Indy Cleanup and encourages anyone interested in volunteering to sign up for this free event! The Great Indy Cleanup will concentrate on near westside communities this year and will involve a variety of projects including sprucing up parks,painting fire hydrants, alley cleanups and perhaps even painting some murals, as well as other tasks. The event will take place on April 27 and will run from 8:30 a.m. until 1 p.m. Mayor Greg Ballard will be on hand to kick off the day at 8:45 a.m., and lunch will be provided at 1 p.m. for all volunteers. Those interested in volunteering should register on the IndyBar website. Family and guests are welcome! 

Weekly IndyBar Bill Watch Available

As a service to IndyBar members, the Legislative Committee reviews pending legislation and, with the approval of the IndyBar Board of Directors, monitors progress. The most recent Bill Watch can be found at www.indybar.org/news/bill-watch.•

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  3. The practitioners and judges who hail E-filing as the Saviour of the West need to contain their respective excitements. E-filing is federal court requires the practitioner to cram his motion practice into pigeonholes created by IT people. Compound motions or those seeking alternative relief are effectively barred, unless the practitioner wants to receive a tart note from some functionary admonishing about the "problem". E-filing is just another method by which courts and judges transfer their burden to practitioners, who are the really the only powerless components of the system. Of COURSE it is easier for the court to require all of its imput to conform to certain formats, but this imposition does NOT improve the quality of the practice of law and does NOT improve the ability of the practitioner to advocate for his client or to fashion pleadings that exactly conform to his client's best interests. And we should be very wary of the disingenuous pablum about the costs. The courts will find a way to stick it to the practitioner. Lake County is a VERY good example of this rapaciousness. Any one who does not believe this is invited to review the various special fees that system imposes upon practitioners- as practitioners- and upon each case ON TOP of the court costs normal in every case manually filed. Jurisprudence according to Aldous Huxley.

  4. Any attorneys who practice in federal court should be able to say the same as I can ... efiling is great. I have been doing it in fed court since it started way back. Pacer has its drawbacks, but the ability to hit an e-docket and pull up anything and everything onscreen is a huge plus for a litigator, eps the sole practitioner, who lacks a filing clerk and the paralegal support of large firms. Were I an Indiana attorney I would welcome this great step forward.

  5. Can we get full disclosure on lobbyist's payments to legislatures such as Mr Buck? AS long as there are idiots that are disrespectful of neighbors and intent on shooting fireworks every night, some kind of regulations are needed.

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