IBA Frontlines 4/10/13

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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 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

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•


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  1. Lori, you must really love wedding cake stories like this one ... happy enuf ending for you?

  2. This new language about a warning has not been discussed at previous meetings. It's not available online. Since it must be made public knowledge before the vote, does anyone know exactly what it says? Further, this proposal was held up for 5 weeks because members Carol and Lucy insisted that all terms used be defined. So now, definitions are unnecessary and have not been inserted? Beyond these requirements, what is the logic behind giving one free pass to discriminators? Is that how laws work - break it once and that's ok? Just don't do it again? Three members of Carmel's council have done just about everything they can think of to prohibit an anti-discrimination ordinance in Carmel, much to Brainard's consternation, I'm told. These three 'want to be so careful' that they have failed to do what at least 13 other communities, including Martinsville, have already done. It's not being careful. It's standing in the way of what 60% of Carmel residents want. It's hurting CArmel in thT businesses have refused to locate because the council has not gotten with the program. And now they want to give discriminatory one free shot to do so. Unacceptable. Once three members leave the council because they lost their races, the Carmel council will have unanimous approval of the ordinance as originally drafted, not with a one free shot to discriminate freebie. That happens in January 2016. Why give a freebie when all we have to do is wait 3 months and get an ordinance with teeth from Day 1? If nothing else, can you please get s copy from Carmel and post it so we can see what else has changed in the proposal?

  3. Here is an interesting 2012 law review article for any who wish to dive deeper into this subject matter: Excerpt: "Judicial interpretation of the ADA has extended public entity liability to licensing agencies in the licensure and certification of attorneys.49 State bar examiners have the authority to conduct fitness investigations for the purpose of determining whether an applicant is a direct threat to the public.50 A “direct threat” is defined as “a significant risk to the health or safety of others that cannot be eliminated by a modification of policies, practices or procedures, or by the provision of auxiliary aids or services as provided by § 35.139.”51 However, bar examiners may not utilize generalizations or stereotypes about the applicant’s disability in concluding that an applicant is a direct threat.52"

  4. We have been on the waiting list since 2009, i was notified almost 4 months ago that we were going to start receiving payments and we still have received nothing. Every time I call I'm told I just have to wait it's in the lawyers hands. Is everyone else still waiting?

  5. I hope you dont mind but to answer my question. What amendment does this case pretain to?