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Applications Being Taken for District Court Magistrate Position

The United States District Court is accepting applications for a full-time United States Magistrate Judge for the Southern District of Indiana at Indianapolis, effective upon the appointment of Magistrate Judge Jane E. Magnus-Stinson to the bench of the United States District Court. The deadline for application is July 14. The application is available online at www.insd.uscourts.gov.

E-Filing Feedback

Do you have comments, concerns or questions about e-filing in Marion County? The IndyBar E-Filing Task Force wants to hear from you. Contact the task force by e-mailing iba@indybar.org.

Prep for the MPRE

The IndyBar is offering a review course to prepare you for the Multistate Professional Responsibility Exam (MPRE) required for Indiana Bar admission. The review course will be held on Saturday, July 31 and was created to help you brush up on the professional standards adopted by most jurisdictions in the U.S. The session is from 8:30 a.m. to noon at the IndyBar Education Center. Students should register for the course online at www.indybar.org. The exam is administered by the National Conference of Bar Examiners and will take place on August 6; to register and view other exam dates, go National Conference of Bar Examiners website.

Midsummer’s Night Networking

Networking can be fun! Join the Women & the Law Division at its annual Summer Reception, to be held Wednesday, July 7 from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Columbia Club. Attendees will enjoy cocktails and appetizers as well as entertainment by “Champagne & Potato Chips,” which features Sean Baker on piano and Nancy Baker on vocals. Don’t miss this fantastic annual event. See www.indybar.org for details and online registration.

Bench Bar Materials Online

Looking for handouts from the 2010 Bench Bar Conference in Louisville? Go to www.indybenchbar.org to download handouts from the Friday and Saturday sessions. Save the date for Bench Bar 2011: June 16-18 in French Lick.

We’ve Got Legal Directories!

A limited number of 2010 IBA Legal Directories are available for purchase. This pictorial directory features listings for nearly 5,000 legal professionals in the Indy area, plus contact information for firms, courts and agencies. Each directory is $40 and can be purchased at the IBA office or contacting iba@indybar.org.  

Save the Date for Fabulous Las Vegas!


Mark your calendar for November 18-20, 2010, when the IndyBar will travel to Las Vegas for a CLE Getaway at Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino. Enjoy two days of CLE seminars for both litigators and non-litigators, followed by nightly cocktail receptions. Registration will open July 13. Watch www.indybar.org for details!

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  1. Frankly, it is tragic that you are even considering going to an expensive, unaccredited "law school." It is extremely difficult to get a job with a degree from a real school. If you are going to make the investment of time, money, and tears into law school, it should not be to a place that won't actually enable you to practice law when you graduate.

  2. As a lawyer who grew up in Fort Wayne (but went to a real law school), it is not that hard to find a mentor in the legal community without your school's assistance. One does not need to pay tens of thousands of dollars to go to an unaccredited legal diploma mill to get a mentor. Having a mentor means precisely nothing if you cannot get a job upon graduation, and considering that the legal job market is utterly terrible, these students from Indiana Tech are going to be adrift after graduation.

  3. 700,000 to 800,000 Americans are arrested for marijuana possession each year in the US. Do we need a new justice center if we decriminalize marijuana by having the City Council enact a $100 fine for marijuana possession and have the money go towards road repair?

  4. I am sorry to hear this.

  5. I tried a case in Judge Barker's court many years ago and I recall it vividly as a highlight of my career. I don't get in federal court very often but found myself back there again last Summer. We had both aged a bit but I must say she was just as I had remembered her. Authoritative, organized and yes, human ...with a good sense of humor. I also appreciated that even though we were dealing with difficult criminal cases, she treated my clients with dignity and understanding. My clients certainly respected her. Thanks for this nice article. Congratulations to Judge Barker for reaching another milestone in a remarkable career.

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