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In Memorium. Judge Robert R. Staton, formerly of the Indiana Court of Appeals and a long-time member of the Indianapolis Bar, passed away on Monday, July 18. Judge Staton was elected to the Indiana Court of Appeals in November 1970 and served until March 2000.

 John R. Carr Jr. passed away Sunday, July 17. Mr. Carr actively served the Indianapolis Bar in a variety of capacities during his long career. He was also the father of Indianapolis Bar member John Carr, III.

“Acts of Interest to Attorneys” Available to Download

Each year the Senate Democrats produce a summary of new laws approved by the Indiana General Assembly. The “Acts of Interest to Attorneys” is available as a free PDF download from the Indiana Senate website. Hardcopies or CDs of the publication can be requested at no cost from the office of State Senator Greg Taylor (s33@iga.in.gov) or State Senator Jean Breaux (s34@iga.in.gov).

Don’t Miss Out: Nominate a Deserving Colleague for the Professionalism Awards

Nominations are open for the 2011 IndyBar Professionalism Award (Attorney) and IndyBar Silver Gavel Award (Judge). Nominate a deserving legal professional by e-mailing cchopp@indybar.org  by Monday, August 8. Complete award criteria and information on the nominating process, as well as a listing of past award recipients, is available on the Indybar website. Recipients will be honored at the Mentors Who Matter luncheon on Thursday, September 8, which will feature special guest speaker Coach Brad Stevens of Butler University. See indybar.org for more information.

“Breaking Barriers to Re-Entry” Pro Bono Training Available

The Neighborhood Christian Legal Clinic (NCLC) and the IndyBar Pro Bono Standing Committee have teamed up to offer a training session on NCLC’s Breaking Barriers to Re-entry program, a program created to address the often overwhelming legal barriers to financial stability arising from incarceration. This six hour CLE will take place on Friday, August 12 from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the IndyBar Education Center and will address the most common civil legal issues facing ex-offenders in Indiana. The program and CLE credit is available for free to those agreeing to take on one pro bono ex-offender case.

Registration Now Open for Las Vegas CLE Getaway

Join us October 13-16, 2011, when the IndyBar will travel to Las Vegas for a CLE Getaway at The Mirage. Enjoy two days of CLE seminars for both litigators and non-litigators, a Thursday evening cocktail reception and breakfasts on both Friday and Saturday. This is a can’t-miss opportunity for out-of-town fun and quality educational programming. Go to indybar.org for online registration and more information.

Check Out the IndyBar Job Bank!

Looking for employment in Indy? Check out the IndyBar’s job bank on its website, which currently features a posting for Executive Director of the Lafayette Square Area Coalition, a six year old volunteer-led economic development organization on the northwest side of Indianapolis, among other postings for attorneys and summer associates. Employers--this is a great, low-cost way to advertise for open positions.•

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  1. IF the Right to Vote is indeed a Right, then it is a RIGHT. That is the same for ALL eligible and properly registered voters. And this is, being able to cast one's vote - until the minute before the polls close in one's assigned precinct. NOT days before by absentee ballot, and NOT 9 miles from one's house (where it might be a burden to get to in time). I personally wait until the last minute to get in line. Because you never know what happens. THAT is my right, and that is Mr. Valenti's. If it is truly so horrible to let him on school grounds (exactly how many children are harmed by those required to register, on school grounds, on election day - seriously!), then move the polling place to a different location. For ALL voters in that precinct. Problem solved.

  2. "associates are becoming more mercenary. The path to partnership has become longer and more difficult so they are chasing short-term gains like high compensation." GOOD FOR THEM! HELL THERE OUGHT TO BE A UNION!

  3. Let's be honest. A glut of lawyers out there, because law schools have overproduced them. Law schools dont care, and big law loves it. So the firms can afford to underpay them. Typical capitalist situation. Wages have grown slowly for entry level lawyers the past 25 years it seems. Just like the rest of our economy. Might as well become a welder. Oh and the big money is mostly reserved for those who can log huge hours and will cut corners to get things handled. More capitalist joy. So the answer coming from the experts is to "capitalize" more competition from nonlawyers, and robots. ie "expert systems." One even hears talk of "offshoring" some legal work. thus undercutting the workers even more. And they wonder why people have been pulling for Bernie and Trump. Hello fools, it's not just the "working class" it's the overly educated suffering too.

  4. And with a whimpering hissy fit the charade came to an end ... http://baltimore.cbslocal.com/2016/07/27/all-charges-dropped-against-all-remaining-officers-in-freddie-gray-case/ WHISTLEBLOWERS are needed more than ever in a time such as this ... when politics trump justice and emotions trump reason. Blue Lives Matter.

  5. "pedigree"? I never knew that in order to become a successful or, for that matter, a talented attorney, one needs to have come from good stock. What should raise eyebrows even more than the starting associates' pay at this firm (and ones like it) is the belief systems they subscribe to re who is and isn't "fit" to practice law with them. Incredible the arrogance that exists throughout the practice of law in this country, especially at firms like this one.

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