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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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  2. Seventh Circuit Court Judge Diane Wood has stated in “The Rule of Law in Times of Stress” (2003), “that neither laws nor the procedures used to create or implement them should be secret; and . . . the laws must not be arbitrary.” According to the American Bar Association, Wood’s quote drives home this point: The rule of law also requires that people can expect predictable results from the legal system; this is what Judge Wood implies when she says that “the laws must not be arbitrary.” Predictable results mean that people who act in the same way can expect the law to treat them in the same way. If similar actions do not produce similar legal outcomes, people cannot use the law to guide their actions, and a “rule of law” does not exist.

  3. Linda, I sure hope you are not seeking a law license, for such eighteenth century sentiments could result in your denial in some jurisdictions minting attorneys for our tolerant and inclusive profession.

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  5. My daughter was taken from my home at the end of June/2014. I said I would sign the safety plan but my husband would not. My husband said he would leave the house so my daughter could stay with me but the case worker said no her mind is made up she is taking my daughter. My daughter went to a friends and then the friend filed a restraining order which she was told by dcs if she did not then they would take my daughter away from her. The restraining order was not in effect until we were to go to court. Eventually it was dropped but for 2 months DCS refused to allow me to have any contact and was using the restraining order as the reason but it was not in effect. This was Dcs violating my rights. Please help me I don't have the money for an attorney. Can anyone take this case Pro Bono?

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