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Hoover Hull has announced the appointment of Elliott I. Pinkie to partner and Jessica A. Burke as associate.

Breanne J. Strubinger and Corey R. Meridew have joined the Indianapolis firm Schuckit & Associates as associates

Lewis Wagner has announced that Neal Bowling, Ryan J. Vershay, and Edward D. Thomas have joined the firm as lawyers. Issa K. Emeish, Jamie L. Morris, Darron E. Pennington and Maureen T. Roney have joined as paralegals.

Updated Indiana Trial Court Administration Manual Available

The 2010 Indiana Trial Court Administration Manual is now available online at www.in.gov/judiciary/admin. All chapters of the manual were updated on July 19, 2010, and three chapters were added: Transfer and venue, Mental Health Adjudication Reporting and Criminal Case Judgments and Report of Case Disposition.

Plain English Jury Instructions Now on LexisNexis

The Indiana Model Civil Jury Instructions, written in plain English, are now available through LexisNexis. The new instructions were prepared by the Civil Instructions Committee of the Indiana Judges Association (IJA). The instructions are currently only available through LexisNexis to those with a Lexis.com subscription. In late August or early September the instructions will also be available in book format to Lexis subscribers and at law libraries that carry the book, such as the Indiana Supreme Court library. For more information from the Indiana Judicial Center visit www.in.gov/judiciary/center.

Feedback Sought on Jury Questionnaire

Two committees have been formed to examine and possibly revise the jury questionnaire used in Marion County. The objective of this effort is to update the questionnaire, streamline how information is obtained and more effectively aid litigators in jury selection. To view additional information, the current jury questionnaire and a suggestion sheet for submitting your comments/feedback email Mary Kay Price at mprice@indybar.org.

Show Your Support for Diversity

Celebrate the IndyBar’s commitment to diversity at the Diversity & the Law Luncheon on Friday, August 20 from noon to 1 p.m. at the Hyatt Regency. Members of the Indianapolis legal community are encouraged to attend to mingle with law students from across the country attending the job fair and to demonstrate the value placed on diversity in the city. Attorneys are also welcome to invite corporate clients to show their support of local diversity initiatives. The luncheon will feature former Indianapolis mayor Bart Peterson as the keynote speaker. Individual tickets are available for $35 per person for reserved tables of 8 for $450. Go to www.indybar.org for additional details and to register online.

Fall Applied Professionalism Course Offered

Thinking ahead about end of year CLE credit requirements? New attorneys must complete the six hour Applied Professionalism Course within their first three-year educational cycle, and the IBA has just the course, offered on Friday, October 29. Registration is available online at www.indybar.org.

Do You Know a Consummate Professional?

The IBA Professionalism Committee is currently soliciting nominations for the 2010 IBA Professionalism Award (Attorney) and IBA Silver Gavel Award (Judge). Nominations are due Thursday, August 5. Nominate a deserving legal professional by e-mailing cchopp@indybar.org. Complete award criteria and information on the nominating process, as well as a listing of past award recipients, is available online at www.indybar.org.

Registration Now Open for Las Vegas CLE Getaway

Registration is now open for the IndyBar’s Las Vegas CLE Getaway, taking place November 18-20 at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino. Registration is currently available for only $350 including six hours CLE, two cocktail parties and two breakfasts. Suites are also available at Thehotel at Mandalay Bay for only $139 a night! Go to www.indybar.org to register or for more information.

Two Hour Volunteer Opportunity

Ask a Lawyer, the Indianapolis Bar Association’s free legal advice program with the Indianapolis Marion County Public Library, is in need of volunteers for its October 12, 2010 session. Attorneys are needed to staff the following Marion County Library locations from 2-4 p.m. or 4-6 p.m.: Brightwood, East Washington, East 38th Street, Shelby, and Southport. Contact Indianapolis Bar Pro Bono Coordinator Caren Chopp at cchopp@indybar.org to volunteer.•
 

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  1. My mother got temporary guardianship of my children in 2012. my husband and I got divorced 2015 the judge ordered me to have full custody of all my children. Does this mean the temporary guardianship is over? I'm confused because my divorce papers say I have custody and he gets visits and i get to claim the kids every year on my taxes. So just wondered since I have in black and white that I have custody if I can go get my kids from my moms and not go to jail?

  2. Someone off their meds? C'mon John, it is called the politics of Empire. Get with the program, will ya? How can we build one world under secularist ideals without breaking a few eggs? Of course, once it is fully built, is the American public who will feel the deadly grip of the velvet glove. One cannot lay down with dogs without getting fleas. The cup of wrath is nearly full, John Smith, nearly full. Oops, there I go, almost sounding as alarmist as Smith. Guess he and I both need to listen to this again: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CRnQ65J02XA

  3. Charles Rice was one of the greatest of the so-called great generation in America. I was privileged to count him among my mentors. He stood firm for Christ and Christ's Church in the Spirit of Thomas More, always quick to be a good servant of the King, but always God's first. I had Rice come speak to 700 in Fort Wayne as Obama took office. Rice was concerned that this rise of aggressive secularism and militant Islam were dual threats to Christendom,er, please forgive, I meant to say "Western Civilization". RIP Charlie. You are safe at home.

  4. It's a big fat black mark against the US that they radicalized a lot of these Afghan jihadis in the 80s to fight the soviets and then when they predictably got around to biting the hand that fed them, the US had to invade their homelands, install a bunch of corrupt drug kingpins and kleptocrats, take these guys and torture the hell out of them. Why for example did the US have to sodomize them? Dubya said "they hate us for our freedoms!" Here, try some of that freedom whether you like it or not!!! Now they got even more reasons to hate us-- lets just keep bombing the crap out of their populations, installing more puppet regimes, arming one faction against another, etc etc etc.... the US is becoming a monster. No wonder they hate us. Here's my modest recommendation. How about we follow "Just War" theory in the future. St Augustine had it right. How about we treat these obvious prisoners of war according to the Geneva convention instead of torturing them in sadistic and perverted ways.

  5. As usual, John is "spot-on." The subtle but poignant points he makes are numerous and warrant reflection by mediators and users. Oh but were it so simple.

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