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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. IF the Right to Vote is indeed a Right, then it is a RIGHT. That is the same for ALL eligible and properly registered voters. And this is, being able to cast one's vote - until the minute before the polls close in one's assigned precinct. NOT days before by absentee ballot, and NOT 9 miles from one's house (where it might be a burden to get to in time). I personally wait until the last minute to get in line. Because you never know what happens. THAT is my right, and that is Mr. Valenti's. If it is truly so horrible to let him on school grounds (exactly how many children are harmed by those required to register, on school grounds, on election day - seriously!), then move the polling place to a different location. For ALL voters in that precinct. Problem solved.

  2. "associates are becoming more mercenary. The path to partnership has become longer and more difficult so they are chasing short-term gains like high compensation." GOOD FOR THEM! HELL THERE OUGHT TO BE A UNION!

  3. Let's be honest. A glut of lawyers out there, because law schools have overproduced them. Law schools dont care, and big law loves it. So the firms can afford to underpay them. Typical capitalist situation. Wages have grown slowly for entry level lawyers the past 25 years it seems. Just like the rest of our economy. Might as well become a welder. Oh and the big money is mostly reserved for those who can log huge hours and will cut corners to get things handled. More capitalist joy. So the answer coming from the experts is to "capitalize" more competition from nonlawyers, and robots. ie "expert systems." One even hears talk of "offshoring" some legal work. thus undercutting the workers even more. And they wonder why people have been pulling for Bernie and Trump. Hello fools, it's not just the "working class" it's the overly educated suffering too.

  4. And with a whimpering hissy fit the charade came to an end ... http://baltimore.cbslocal.com/2016/07/27/all-charges-dropped-against-all-remaining-officers-in-freddie-gray-case/ WHISTLEBLOWERS are needed more than ever in a time such as this ... when politics trump justice and emotions trump reason. Blue Lives Matter.

  5. "pedigree"? I never knew that in order to become a successful or, for that matter, a talented attorney, one needs to have come from good stock. What should raise eyebrows even more than the starting associates' pay at this firm (and ones like it) is the belief systems they subscribe to re who is and isn't "fit" to practice law with them. Incredible the arrogance that exists throughout the practice of law in this country, especially at firms like this one.

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