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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

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

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 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 for details and online registration.

Bench Bar Materials Online

Looking for handouts from the 2010 Bench Bar Conference in Louisville? Go to 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  

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 for details!


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  1. I think the cops are doing a great job locking up criminals. The Murder rates in the inner cities are skyrocketing and you think that too any people are being incarcerated. Maybe we need to lock up more of them. We have the ACLU, BLM, NAACP, Civil right Division of the DOJ, the innocent Project etc. We have court system with an appeal process that can go on for years, with attorneys supplied by the government. I'm confused as to how that translates into the idea that the defendants are not being represented properly. Maybe the attorneys need to do more Pro-Bono work

  2. We do not have 10% of our population (which would mean about 32 million) incarcerated. It's closer to 2%.

  3. If a class action suit or other manner of retribution is possible, count me in. I have email and voicemail from the man. He colluded with opposing counsel, I am certain. My case was damaged so severely it nearly lost me everything and I am still paying dearly.

  4. There's probably a lot of blame that can be cast around for Indiana Tech's abysmal bar passage rate this last February. The folks who decided that Indiana, a state with roughly 16,000 to 18,000 attorneys, needs a fifth law school need to question the motives that drove their support of this project. Others, who have been "strong supporters" of the law school, should likewise ask themselves why they believe this institution should be supported. Is it because it fills some real need in the state? Or is it, instead, nothing more than a resume builder for those who teach there part-time? And others who make excuses for the students' poor performance, especially those who offer nothing more than conspiracy theories to back up their claims--who are they helping? What evidence do they have to support their posturing? Ultimately, though, like most everything in life, whether one succeeds or fails is entirely within one's own hands. At least one student from Indiana Tech proved this when he/she took and passed the February bar. A second Indiana Tech student proved this when they took the bar in another state and passed. As for the remaining 9 who took the bar and didn't pass (apparently, one of the students successfully appealed his/her original score), it's now up to them (and nobody else) to ensure that they pass on their second attempt. These folks should feel no shame; many currently successful practicing attorneys failed the bar exam on their first try. These same attorneys picked themselves up, dusted themselves off, and got back to the rigorous study needed to ensure they would pass on their second go 'round. This is what the Indiana Tech students who didn't pass the first time need to do. Of course, none of this answers such questions as whether Indiana Tech should be accredited by the ABA, whether the school should keep its doors open, or, most importantly, whether it should have even opened its doors in the first place. Those who promoted the idea of a fifth law school in Indiana need to do a lot of soul-searching regarding their decisions. These same people should never be allowed, again, to have a say about the future of legal education in this state or anywhere else. Indiana already has four law schools. That's probably one more than it really needs. But it's more than enough.

  5. This man Steve Hubbard goes on any online post or forum he can find and tries to push his company. He said court reporters would be obsolete a few years ago, yet here we are. How does he have time to search out every single post about court reporters and even spy in private court reporting forums if his company is so successful???? Dude, get a life. And back to what this post was about, I agree that some national firms cause a huge problem.