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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. Call it unauthorized law if you must, a regulatory wrong, but it was fraud and theft well beyond that, a seeming crime! "In three specific cases, the hearing officer found that Westerfield did little to no work for her clients but only issued a partial refund or no refund at all." That is theft by deception, folks. "In its decision to suspend Westerfield, the Supreme Court noted that she already had a long disciplinary history dating back to 1996 and had previously been suspended in 2004 and indefinitely suspended in 2005. She was reinstated in 2009 after finally giving the commission a response to the grievance for which she was suspended in 2004." WOW -- was the Indiana Supreme Court complicit in her fraud? Talk about being on notice of a real bad actor .... "Further, the justices noted that during her testimony, Westerfield was “disingenuous and evasive” about her relationship with Tope and attempted to distance herself from him. They also wrote that other aggravating factors existed in Westerfield’s case, such as her lack of remorse." WOW, and yet she only got 18 months on the bench, and if she shows up and cries for them in a year and a half, and pays money to JLAP for group therapy ... back in to ride roughshod over hapless clients (or are they "marks") once again! Aint Hoosier lawyering a great money making adventure!!! Just live for the bucks, even if filthy lucre, and come out a-ok. ME on the other hand??? Lifetime banishment for blowing the whistle on unconstitutional governance. Yes, had I ripped off clients or had ANY disciplinary history for doing that I would have fared better, most likely, as that it would have revealed me motivated by Mammon and not Faith. Check it out if you doubt my reading of this, compare and contrast the above 18 months with my lifetime banishment from court, see appendix for Bar Examiners report which the ISC adopted without substantive review: https://www.scribd.com/doc/299040839/2016Petitionforcert-to-SCOTUS

  2. Wow, over a quarter million dollars? That is a a lot of commissary money! Over what time frame? Years I would guess. Anyone ever try to blow the whistle? Probably not, since most Hoosiers who take notice of such things realize that Hoosier whistleblowers are almost always pilloried. If someone did blow the whistle, they were likely fired. The persecution of whistleblowers is a sure sign of far too much government corruption. Details of my own personal experience at the top of Hoosier governance available upon request ... maybe a "fake news" media outlet will have the courage to tell the stories of Hoosier whistleblowers that the "real" Hoosier media (cough) will not deign to touch. (They are part of the problem.)

  3. So if I am reading it right, only if and when African American college students agree to receive checks labeling them as "Negroes" do they receive aid from the UNCF or the Quaker's Educational Fund? In other words, to borrow from the Indiana Appellate Court, "the [nonprofit] supposed to be [their] advocate, refers to [students] in a racially offensive manner. While there is no evidence that [the nonprofits] intended harm to [African American students], the harm was nonetheless inflicted. [Black students are] presented to [academia and future employers] in a racially offensive manner. For these reasons, [such] performance [is] deficient and also prejudice[ial]." Maybe even DEPLORABLE???

  4. I'm the poor soul who spent over 10 years in prison with many many other prisoners trying to kill me for being charged with a sex offense THAT I DID NOT COMMIT i was in jail for a battery charge for helping a friend leave a boyfriend who beat her I've been saying for over 28 years that i did not and would never hurt a child like that mine or anybody's child but NOBODY wants to believe that i might not be guilty of this horrible crime or think that when i say that ALL the paperwork concerning my conviction has strangely DISAPPEARED or even when the long beach judge re-sentenced me over 14 months on a already filed plea bargain out of another districts court then had it filed under a fake name so i could not find while trying to fight my conviction on appeal in a nut shell people are ALWAYS quick to believe the worst about some one well I DID NOT HURT ANY CHILD EVER IN MY LIFE AND HAVE SAID THIS FOR ALMOST 30 YEARS please if anybody can me get some kind of justice it would be greatly appreciated respectfully written wrongly accused Brian Valenti

  5. A high ranking Indiana supreme Court operative caught red handed leading a group using the uber offensive N word! She must denounce or be denounced! (Or not since she is an insider ... rules do not apply to them). Evidence here: http://m.indianacompanies.us/friends-educational-fund-for-negroes.364110.company.v2#top_info

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