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Comment Period Extended for Possible Rule Changes

The comment period on a set of proposed rule amendments posted by the court in January 2011 has been extended to May 6, 2011. These rules address a variety of issues, including appellate, trial procedure, post-conviction, family court and evidentiary rules. For more information access the Indiana Supreme Court’s website.

Schuckit & Associates Names New Associates

Tim D. McKay
, Sandra L. Davis, Angela L. Hamm, Cari L. Sheehan, Christa J. Jewsbury and Paul J. Schilling have been named associates at the Zionsville firm Schuckit & Associates. 

Thank You, Ask a Lawyer Volunteers!

Thank you to all of the IndyBar members who graciously volunteered their time to assist with the IndyBar’s spring Ask a Lawyer program. Our 98 volunteers assisted more than 280 individuals at sites throughout the city and another 157 over the phone. Interested in Ask a Lawyer or other IndyBar pro bono programs?

Supreme Court Seeks Public Comment on Rules Regarding Temporary Admission

The Indiana Supreme Court’s Committee on Rules of Practice and Procedure is interested in obtaining comments from judges, attorneys and the public as it reviews the process by which out-of-state attorneys may seek temporary admission to practice law in Indiana before administrative agencies. The comment deadline, originally set to end May 1, has been extended to May 6. For more information and details for submitting comments access the Indiana Supreme Court’s website.

Register for the 2011 Appellate Practice Section CLE Series and Save!

The Appellate Practice section has lined up an excellent slate of seminars for 2011, and for a limited time, you can register for all four seminars at once and save $20 for the year! Details on the series and seminar registration are available at

Enjoy a “Breakfast with the Bench!”

Ever wish you could talk directly with judicial officers and hear their thoughts and feedback for attorneys practicing in Marion County? Here is your chance! Don’t miss the first “Breakfast with the Bench” event coming up on Wednesday, May 11 from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. at the IndyBar office. Participating judges include the Hon. Heather Welch, Hon. Theodore Sosin, Hon. Michael Keele and Hon. Thomas Carroll, all of the Marion Superior Court. This roundtable program includes 1.0 hour General CLE. Go to for details and online registration.


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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.