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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 www.indybar.org.

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 www.indybar.org for details and online registration.

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  1. "So we broke with England for the right to "off" our preborn progeny at will, and allow the processing plant doing the dirty deeds (dirt cheap) to profit on the marketing of those "products of conception." I was completely maleducated on our nation's founding, it would seem. (But I know the ACLU is hard at work to remedy that, too.)" Well, you know, we're just following in the footsteps of our founders who raped women, raped slaves, raped children, maimed immigrants, sold children, stole property, broke promises, broke apart families, killed natives... You know, good God fearing down home Christian folk! :/

  2. Who gives a rats behind about all the fluffy ranking nonsense. What students having to pay off debt need to know is that all schools aren't created equal and students from many schools don't have a snowball's chance of getting a decent paying job straight out of law school. Their lowly ranked lawschool won't tell them that though. When schools start honestly (accurately) reporting *those numbers, things will get interesting real quick, and the looks on student's faces will be priceless!

  3. Whilst it may be true that Judges and Justices enjoy such freedom of time and effort, it certainly does not hold true for the average working person. To say that one must 1) take a day or a half day off work every 3 months, 2) gather a list of information including recent photographs, and 3) set up a time that is convenient for the local sheriff or other such office to complete the registry is more than a bit near-sighted. This may be procedural, and hence, in the near-sighted minds of the court, not 'punishment,' but it is in fact 'punishment.' The local sheriffs probably feel a little punished too by the overwork. Registries serve to punish the offender whilst simultaneously providing the public at large with a false sense of security. The false sense of security is dangerous to the public who may not exercise due diligence by thinking there are no offenders in their locale. In fact, the registry only informs them of those who have been convicted.

  4. Unfortunately, the court doesn't understand the difference between ebidta and adjusted ebidta as they clearly got the ruling wrong based on their misunderstanding

  5. A common refrain in the comments on this website comes from people who cannot locate attorneys willing put justice over retainers. At the same time the judiciary threatens to make pro bono work mandatory, seemingly noting the same concern. But what happens to attorneys who have the chumptzah to threatened the legal status quo in Indiana? Ask Gary Welch, ask Paul Ogden, ask me. Speak truth to power, suffer horrendously accordingly. No wonder Hoosier attorneys who want to keep in good graces merely chase the dollars ... the powers that be have no concerns as to those who are ever for sale to the highest bidder ... for those even willing to compromise for $$$ never allow either justice or constitutionality to cause them to stand up to injustice or unconstitutionality. And the bad apples in the Hoosier barrel, like this one, just keep rotting.

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