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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. Paul Ogden doing a fine job of remembering his peer Gary Welsh with the post below and a call for an Indy gettogether to celebrate Gary .... http://www.ogdenonpolitics.com/2016/05/indiana-loses-citizen-journalist-giant.html Castaways of Indiana, unite!

  2. It's unfortunate that someone has attempted to hijack the comments to promote his own business. This is not an article discussing the means of preserving the record; no matter how it's accomplished, ethics and impartiality are paramount concerns. When a party to litigation contracts directly with a reporting firm, it creates, at the very least, the appearance of a conflict of interest. Court reporters, attorneys and judges are officers of the court and must abide by court rules as well as state and federal laws. Parties to litigation have no such ethical responsibilities. Would we accept insurance companies contracting with judges? This practice effectively shifts costs to the party who can least afford it while reducing costs for the party with the most resources. The success of our justice system depends on equal access for all, not just for those who have the deepest pockets.

  3. As a licensed court reporter in California, I have to say that I'm sure that at some point we will be replaced by speech recognition. However, from what I've seen of it so far, it's a lot farther away than three years. It doesn't sound like Mr. Hubbard has ever sat in a courtroom or a deposition room where testimony is being given. Not all procedures are the same, and often they become quite heated with the ends of question and beginning of answers overlapping. The human mind can discern the words to a certain extent in those cases, but I doubt very much that a computer can yet. There is also the issue of very heavy accents and mumbling. People speak very fast nowadays, and in order to do that, they generally slur everything together, they drop or swallow words like "the" and "and." Voice recognition might be able to produce some form of a transcript, but I'd be very surprised if it produces an accurate or verbatim transcript, as is required in the legal world.

  4. Really enjoyed the profile. Congratulations to Craig on living the dream, and kudos to the pros who got involved to help him realize the vision.

  5. Why in the world would someone need a person to correct a transcript when a realtime court reporter could provide them with a transcript (rough draft) immediately?

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