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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. Indianapolis employers harassment among minorities AFRICAN Americans needs to be discussed the metro Indianapolis area is horrible when it comes to harassing African American employees especially in the local healthcare facilities. Racially profiling in the workplace is an major issue. Please make it better because I'm many civil rights leaders would come here and justify that Indiana is a state the WORKS only applies to Caucasian Americans especially in Hamilton county. Indiana targets African Americans in the workplace so when governor pence is trying to convince people to vote for him this would be awesome publicity for the Presidency Elections.

  2. Wishing Mary Willis only God's best, and superhuman strength, as she attempts to right a ship that too often strays far off course. May she never suffer this personal affect, as some do who attempt to change a broken system: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QojajMsd2nE

  3. Indiana's seatbelt law is not punishable as a crime. It is an infraction. Apparently some of our Circuit judges have deemed settled law inapplicable if it fails to fit their litmus test of political correctness. Extrapolating to redefine terms of behavior in a violation of immigration law to the entire body of criminal law leaves a smorgasbord of opportunity for judicial mischief.

  4. I wonder if $10 diversions for failure to wear seat belts are considered moral turpitude in federal immigration law like they are under Indiana law? Anyone know?

  5. What a fine article, thank you! I can testify firsthand and by detailed legal reports (at end of this note) as to the dire consequences of rejecting this truth from the fine article above: "The inclusion and expansion of this right [to jury] in Indiana’s Constitution is a clear reflection of our state’s intention to emphasize the importance of every Hoosier’s right to make their case in front of a jury of their peers." Over $20? Every Hoosier? Well then how about when your very vocation is on the line? How about instead of a jury of peers, one faces a bevy of political appointees, mini-czars, who care less about due process of the law than the real czars did? Instead of trial by jury, trial by ideological ordeal run by Orwellian agents? Well that is built into more than a few administrative law committees of the Ind S.Ct., and it is now being weaponized, as is revealed in articles posted at this ezine, to root out post moderns heresies like refusal to stand and pledge allegiance to all things politically correct. My career was burned at the stake for not so saluting, but I think I was just one of the early logs. Due, at least in part, to the removal of the jury from bar admission and bar discipline cases, many more fires will soon be lit. Perhaps one awaits you, dear heretic? Oh, at that Ind. article 12 plank about a remedy at law for every damage done ... ah, well, the founders evidently meant only for those damages done not by the government itself, rabid statists that they were. (Yes, that was sarcasm.) My written reports available here: Denied petition for cert (this time around): http://tinyurl.com/zdmawmw Denied petition for cert (from the 2009 denial and five year banishment): http://tinyurl.com/zcypybh Related, not written by me: Amicus brief: http://tinyurl.com/hvh7qgp

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