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McPherson Recognized With Award

Heather McPherson, Senior Counsel, Kroger, Gardis & Regas, LLP, has been recognized for the second time as a Five Star Wealth Management professional. McPherson’s previous award was in 2009. The Five Star Professional award is presented to service professionals, such as wealth managers and real estate agents, in more than 45 markets in the U.S. and Canada. The Five Star Professional award goes to service professionals who score highest in overall satisfaction. The research methodology allows no more than 7% of service professionals in a given market to qualify for the Five Star Award.

Nominate a Colleague for an IndyBar Recognition Award

Do you know of a deserving IndyBar member who has worked hard for his or her community? Nominate him or her for an IndyBar award! Nominations are being accepted for the following IndyBar awards: the Dr. John Morton Finney Jr. Award for Excellence in Legal Education and the IndyBar Pro Bono Awards, which are typically presented in four categories: Practicing Attorney, Aiding Individuals; Practicing Attorney, Aiding Entities; Law Firm and Law Student. The nomination form is available at the www.indybar.org homepage. Nominations are due October 17, 2011. The awards will be presented at the Recognition Luncheon on Tuesday, November 29.

Orders Amending Rules of Court Released

The Indiana Supreme Court has released several orders amending the Indiana Rules of Court. The effective date for most rule changes is January 1, 2012, though amendments to Admission and Discipline Rule 23 § 27 took place immediately. To view all of the orders see the Indiana Supreme Court website.

Get Your APC Credit With The IndyBar

Sign up today for the IndyBar’s Applied Professionalism Course (APC), a dynamic program created to fulfill the APC credit requirement for attorneys in their first three years of practice. This event is from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, October 18 and includes a free post-seminar social event at Champps. Register online at www.indybar.org.

Training Sessions Offered for Pro Bono Volunteers

The Julian Center, in partnership with Baker & Daniels, Barnes & Thornburg, Ice Miller, Muslim Alliance of Indiana, the Heartland Pro Bono Council, the Indianapolis Bar Association and the Neighborhood Christian Legal Clinic, is offering three upcoming continuing legal education classes. All sessions are offered for free to those who agree to accept a pro bono case. Family Law and Domestic Violence will be held on Friday, October 14 from 8:30 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. at Barnes & Thorneburg. Advanced Family Law will be held on Friday, November 4 from 8:30 a.m. to 3:45 p.m., at Baker & Daniels. Immigration Law will be held on Friday, October 28, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. at Ice Miller. For more information on these opportunities and online registration see the Julian Center’s website at www.juliancenter.org.•

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  1. The sad thing is that no fish were thrown overboard The "greenhorn" who had never fished before those 5 days was interrogated for over 4 hours by 5 officers until his statement was illicited, "I don't want to go to prison....." The truth is that these fish were measured frozen off shore and thawed on shore. The FWC (state) officer did not know fish shrink, so the only reason that these fish could be bigger was a swap. There is no difference between a 19 1/2 fish or 19 3/4 fish, short fish is short fish, the ticket was written. In addition the FWC officer testified at trial, he does not measure fish in accordance with federal law. There was a document prepared by the FWC expert that said yes, fish shrink and if these had been measured correctly they averaged over 20 inches (offshore frozen). This was a smoke and mirror prosecution.

  2. I love this, Dave! Many congrats to you! We've come a long way from studying for the bar together! :)

  3. This outbreak illustrates the absurdity of the extreme positions taken by today's liberalism, specifically individualism and the modern cult of endless personal "freedom." Ebola reminds us that at some point the person's own "freedom" to do this and that comes into contact with the needs of the common good and "freedom" must be curtailed. This is not rocket science, except, today there is nonstop propaganda elevating individual preferences over the common good, so some pundits have a hard time fathoming the obvious necessity of quarantine in some situations....or even NATIONAL BORDERS...propagandists have also amazingly used this as another chance to accuse Western nations of "racism" which is preposterous and offensive. So one the one hand the idolatry of individualism has to stop and on the other hand facts people don't like that intersect with race-- remain facts nonetheless. People who respond to facts over propaganda do better in the long run. We call it Truth. Sometimes it seems hard to find.

  4. It would be hard not to feel the Kramers' anguish. But Catholic Charities, by definition, performed due diligence and held to the statutory standard of care. No good can come from punishing them for doing their duty. Should Indiana wish to change its laws regarding adoption agreements and or putative fathers, the place for that is the legislature and can only apply to future cases. We do not apply new laws to past actions, as the Kramers seem intent on doing, to no helpful end.

  5. I am saddened to hear about the loss of Zeff Weiss. He was an outstanding member of the Indianapolis legal community. My thoughts are with his family.

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