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IBA Frontlines - 8/17/11

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Registration Fees Increase, New Portal Launched

Effective August 1, the annual licensing fee paid by attorneys to the Indiana Supreme Court has increased by $15 following an order by the Indiana Supreme Court that raises the fee to $145. Attorneys will also now pay their fees online through the Clerk of Courts portal, which also allows users to update their contact information and IOLTA data and designate surrogate attorneys.

Dunn Joins Frost Brown

Frost Brown Todd LLC has announced that Jeremy M. Dunn has joined the firm as a senior associate in the Indianapolis office. Mr. Dunn will practice in the Bankruptcy and Restructuring practice group.

Check Out the IndyBar Job Bank!

Looking for employment in Indy? Check out the IndyBar’s job bank at www.indybar.org, which currently features a posting for the Director of Legal Services for Turning Point, a regional provider of professional domestic violence services, among other postings for attorneys and summer associates. Employers--this is a great, low-cost way to advertise for open positions.

Changes Proposed to Marion County Criminal Law Local Rules

The Marion Superior Court has proposed changes to the Criminal Law Local Rules as they pertain to Initial Hearings and Review of Counsel. The full proposal may be found on the indybar.org website.

Comments to these proposed Local Rules are requested through Noon on September 7, 2011 and should be directed to the Office of the Court Administrator, c/o Glenn Lawrence, at Glenn.Lawrence@indy.gov. IndyBar members may also make their thoughts known to the Chair of the Criminal Justice Section, Alex Will. His email address is awill@indy.gov.

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  1. 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.

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

  3. This outbreak illustrates the absurdity of the extreme positions taken by today's liberalism, specifically individualism and the modern cult of endless personal "freedom." Ebola reminds us that at some point the person's own "freedom" to do this and that comes into contact with the needs of the common good and "freedom" must be curtailed. This is not rocket science, except, today there is nonstop propaganda elevating individual preferences over the common good, so some pundits have a hard time fathoming the obvious necessity of quarantine in some situations....or even NATIONAL BORDERS...propagandists have also amazingly used this as another chance to accuse Western nations of "racism" which is preposterous and offensive. So one the one hand the idolatry of individualism has to stop and on the other hand facts people don't like that intersect with race-- remain facts nonetheless. People who respond to facts over propaganda do better in the long run. We call it Truth. Sometimes it seems hard to find.

  4. It would be hard not to feel the Kramers' anguish. But Catholic Charities, by definition, performed due diligence and held to the statutory standard of care. No good can come from punishing them for doing their duty. Should Indiana wish to change its laws regarding adoption agreements and or putative fathers, the place for that is the legislature and can only apply to future cases. We do not apply new laws to past actions, as the Kramers seem intent on doing, to no helpful end.

  5. I am saddened to hear about the loss of Zeff Weiss. He was an outstanding member of the Indianapolis legal community. My thoughts are with his family.

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