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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. Poor Judge Brown probably thought that by slavishly serving the godz of the age her violations of 18th century concepts like due process and the rule of law would be overlooked. Mayhaps she was merely a Judge ahead of her time?

  2. in a lawyer discipline case Judge Brown, now removed, was presiding over a hearing about a lawyer accused of the supposedly heinous ethical violation of saying the words "Illegal immigrant." (IN re Barker) http://www.in.gov/judiciary/files/order-discipline-2013-55S00-1008-DI-429.pdf .... I wonder if when we compare the egregious violations of due process by Judge Brown, to her chiding of another lawyer for politically incorrectness, if there are any conclusions to be drawn about what kind of person, what kind of judge, what kind of apparatchik, is busy implementing the agenda of political correctness and making off-limits legit advocacy about an adverse party in a suit whose illegal alien status is relevant? I am just asking the question, the reader can make own conclsuion. Oh wait-- did I use the wrong adjective-- let me rephrase that, um undocumented alien?

  3. of course the bigger questions of whether or not the people want to pay for ANY bussing is off limits, due to the Supreme Court protecting the people from DEMOCRACY. Several decades hence from desegregation and bussing plans and we STILL need to be taking all this taxpayer money to combat mostly-imagined "discrimination" in the most obviously failed social program of the postwar period.

  4. You can put your photos anywhere you like... When someone steals it they know it doesn't belong to them. And, a man getting a divorce is automatically not a nice guy...? That's ridiculous. Since when is need of money a conflict of interest? That would mean that no one should have a job unless they are already financially solvent without a job... A photographer is also under no obligation to use a watermark (again, people know when a photo doesn't belong to them) or provide contact information. Hey, he didn't make it easy for me to pay him so I'll just take it! Well heck, might as well walk out of the grocery store with a cart full of food because the lines are too long and you don't find that convenient. "Only in Indiana." Oh, now you're passing judgement on an entire state... What state do you live in? I need to characterize everyone in your state as ignorant and opinionated. And the final bit of ignorance; assuming a photo anyone would want is lucky and then how much does your camera have to cost to make it a good photo, in your obviously relevant opinion?

  5. Seventh Circuit Court Judge Diane Wood has stated in “The Rule of Law in Times of Stress” (2003), “that neither laws nor the procedures used to create or implement them should be secret; and . . . the laws must not be arbitrary.” According to the American Bar Association, Wood’s quote drives home this point: The rule of law also requires that people can expect predictable results from the legal system; this is what Judge Wood implies when she says that “the laws must not be arbitrary.” Predictable results mean that people who act in the same way can expect the law to treat them in the same way. If similar actions do not produce similar legal outcomes, people cannot use the law to guide their actions, and a “rule of law” does not exist.

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