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IndyBar Members Leading Board of Law Examiners

The Indiana Supreme Court recently appointed two IndyBar members as officers to the Indiana State Board of Law Examiners (BLE) and appointed another as a member of the Board. Jon B. Laramore of Baker & Daniels is now President of the Board and María Pabón López of Indiana University School of Law – Indianapolis is Vice President. Kathryn Hillebrands Burroughs of Woolsey Cross & Glazier was appointed to participate as a member of the Board. They will serve in these roles until December 1, 2011.

Bar Members on the Move

Jaimie L. Zibrowski has joined the Indianapolis firm Ruppert & Schaefer as an associate. She received her Juris Doctorate with Honors from the George Washington University Law School in Washington, DC. and a Bachelor of Arts degree summa cum laude from Indiana State University in Legal Studies.

The firm of Katz & Korin has announced the addition of M. Alex Beatty and Henry Mestetsky as associates. Mr. Beatty earned his B.A. in Political Science from Indiana University Southeast and his J.D. cum laude from the Indiana University School of Law - Indianapolis. Mr. Mestetsky earned his B.S. from the Indiana University Kelley School of Business - Indianapolis in 2007, where he double majored in Accounting and Finance. He earned his J.D. from Indiana University Maurer School of Law–Bloomington.

Caroline E. Richardson has joined the Benesch firm as an associate in its Business Reorganization Practice Group. Ms. Richardson focuses her practice on commercial litigation, bankruptcy, finance, insolvency and restructuring. Ms. Richardson received her B.A. from Furman University, cum laude, and her J.D., cum laude, from the Indiana University School of Law–Indianapolis.

Supreme Court Accepting Applications for State Public Defender

The Indiana Supreme Court announced Friday that it is currently accepting applications for the position of State Public Defender, which the court appoints for a four year term. All applications must be submitted by Sunday, April 10. For additional details and application instructions see the Supreme Court website.

Registration Open for POPBP Training

Interested in helping low-income women caught up in domestic violence? The next training session for Protective Order Pro Bono Project Volunteers will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Friday, April 15 at the Indiana Coalition Against Domestic Violence’s office at 1915 W. 18th St. View additional details or register The training is free to those who take one case; 4 hours CLE credit, including 1 hour ethics, is available.

2011 Bench Bar Scholarship Applications Available

The Indianapolis Bar Association, in conjunction with the Indianapolis Bar Foundation, is now accepting scholarship applications for the 2011 Bench Bar Conference to be held June 16-18 at the French Lick Springs Resort & Casino. 

Named for an exceptional lawyer and Past President of the IndyBar, the Neil E. Shook Bench Bar Conference Scholarships are available to attorneys with preference given to those individuals demonstrating interest in active Indianapolis Bar Association and/or Indianapolis Bar Foundation participation AND to those in practice five year or less.

The scholarship includes waiver of Friday Arrival Full Conference registration and Friday night lodging (a $430 value). Multiple scholarships are available. Application forms are available at and are due by May 1. Notifications will be made by May 5.

Need APC Credit?

The IndyBar has the Applied Professionalism Course for you. Featuring esteemed presenters and interactive breakout sessions, the IndyBar’s Applied Professionalism Course on April 28 is the perfect way to satisfy this credit requirement for attorneys in their first three years of practice. To learn more and to register go to•


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  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. rensselaer imdiana is doing same thing to children from the judge to attorney and dfs staff they need to be investigated as well

  5. Sex offenders are victims twice, once when they are molested as kids, and again when they repeat the behavior, you never see money spent on helping them do you. That's why this circle continues