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Moreno Joins Barnes & Thornburg’s Chicago Office

Marco A. Moreno has joined Barnes & Thornburg LLP as an of counsel member of the Corporate Department in the firm’s Chicago, Ill., office. Moreno received his law degree from the Robert H. McKinney School of Law in 2003. During law school, he was a summer associate at Lewis & Kappes, P.C. Moreno received his bachelor’s degree from Trine University in 2000. While at Trine, he was a judicial clerk for the LaGrange Superior Court for the Hon. George E. Brown.

Court Requiring Renewal of Attorney Access Cards

The Marion County Court Administrator’s Office has announced the renewal schedule for attorney access cards to the City-County Building. Effective February 23, 2012, application and distribution will begin for new cards, and cards issued prior to that date will no longer be valid on April 1, 2012. Please note: Application cost for the 2012-13 card is $25, and attorneys must appear in-person with a completed application and identification to receive a new card. For the full guidelines and application instructions, go to or

View Chief Justice Shepard’s Final “State of the Judiciary” Online

Chief Justice Randall T. Shepard’s final address to a joint session of the Indiana General Assembly is available on the court’s website for viewing. The standing room audience attending the live presentation were joined by former justices Hon. Ted Boehm, Hon. Myra Selby and the Hon. Roger DeBruler. The retirement of Chief Justice Shepard, announced on December 19, creates an opening on the five-member Indiana Supreme Court. Applications for the upcoming vacancy on the state’s highest court are due January 27, 2012. The Chief Justice retires March 4.

Plan Ahead and Save

Get a jump start on 2012 CLE credits by registering for one of the IndyBar’s convenient CLE series packages–and save on registration fees, too! Both the Family Law Practical Application Series and the Litigation Skills Series offer the opportunity to get reduced registration fees while registering up-front for your full year’s needs for legal education while attending high quality CLE sessions. Information and registration for both of the series is on the Bar’s website.•


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  1. I think the cops are doing a great job locking up criminals. The Murder rates in the inner cities are skyrocketing and you think that too any people are being incarcerated. Maybe we need to lock up more of them. We have the ACLU, BLM, NAACP, Civil right Division of the DOJ, the innocent Project etc. We have court system with an appeal process that can go on for years, with attorneys supplied by the government. I'm confused as to how that translates into the idea that the defendants are not being represented properly. Maybe the attorneys need to do more Pro-Bono work

  2. We do not have 10% of our population (which would mean about 32 million) incarcerated. It's closer to 2%.

  3. If a class action suit or other manner of retribution is possible, count me in. I have email and voicemail from the man. He colluded with opposing counsel, I am certain. My case was damaged so severely it nearly lost me everything and I am still paying dearly.

  4. There's probably a lot of blame that can be cast around for Indiana Tech's abysmal bar passage rate this last February. The folks who decided that Indiana, a state with roughly 16,000 to 18,000 attorneys, needs a fifth law school need to question the motives that drove their support of this project. Others, who have been "strong supporters" of the law school, should likewise ask themselves why they believe this institution should be supported. Is it because it fills some real need in the state? Or is it, instead, nothing more than a resume builder for those who teach there part-time? And others who make excuses for the students' poor performance, especially those who offer nothing more than conspiracy theories to back up their claims--who are they helping? What evidence do they have to support their posturing? Ultimately, though, like most everything in life, whether one succeeds or fails is entirely within one's own hands. At least one student from Indiana Tech proved this when he/she took and passed the February bar. A second Indiana Tech student proved this when they took the bar in another state and passed. As for the remaining 9 who took the bar and didn't pass (apparently, one of the students successfully appealed his/her original score), it's now up to them (and nobody else) to ensure that they pass on their second attempt. These folks should feel no shame; many currently successful practicing attorneys failed the bar exam on their first try. These same attorneys picked themselves up, dusted themselves off, and got back to the rigorous study needed to ensure they would pass on their second go 'round. This is what the Indiana Tech students who didn't pass the first time need to do. Of course, none of this answers such questions as whether Indiana Tech should be accredited by the ABA, whether the school should keep its doors open, or, most importantly, whether it should have even opened its doors in the first place. Those who promoted the idea of a fifth law school in Indiana need to do a lot of soul-searching regarding their decisions. These same people should never be allowed, again, to have a say about the future of legal education in this state or anywhere else. Indiana already has four law schools. That's probably one more than it really needs. But it's more than enough.

  5. This man Steve Hubbard goes on any online post or forum he can find and tries to push his company. He said court reporters would be obsolete a few years ago, yet here we are. How does he have time to search out every single post about court reporters and even spy in private court reporting forums if his company is so successful???? Dude, get a life. And back to what this post was about, I agree that some national firms cause a huge problem.