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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 www.indybar.org or www.indy.gov.

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. Call it unauthorized law if you must, a regulatory wrong, but it was fraud and theft well beyond that, a seeming crime! "In three specific cases, the hearing officer found that Westerfield did little to no work for her clients but only issued a partial refund or no refund at all." That is theft by deception, folks. "In its decision to suspend Westerfield, the Supreme Court noted that she already had a long disciplinary history dating back to 1996 and had previously been suspended in 2004 and indefinitely suspended in 2005. She was reinstated in 2009 after finally giving the commission a response to the grievance for which she was suspended in 2004." WOW -- was the Indiana Supreme Court complicit in her fraud? Talk about being on notice of a real bad actor .... "Further, the justices noted that during her testimony, Westerfield was “disingenuous and evasive” about her relationship with Tope and attempted to distance herself from him. They also wrote that other aggravating factors existed in Westerfield’s case, such as her lack of remorse." WOW, and yet she only got 18 months on the bench, and if she shows up and cries for them in a year and a half, and pays money to JLAP for group therapy ... back in to ride roughshod over hapless clients (or are they "marks") once again! Aint Hoosier lawyering a great money making adventure!!! Just live for the bucks, even if filthy lucre, and come out a-ok. ME on the other hand??? Lifetime banishment for blowing the whistle on unconstitutional governance. Yes, had I ripped off clients or had ANY disciplinary history for doing that I would have fared better, most likely, as that it would have revealed me motivated by Mammon and not Faith. Check it out if you doubt my reading of this, compare and contrast the above 18 months with my lifetime banishment from court, see appendix for Bar Examiners report which the ISC adopted without substantive review: https://www.scribd.com/doc/299040839/2016Petitionforcert-to-SCOTUS

  2. Wow, over a quarter million dollars? That is a a lot of commissary money! Over what time frame? Years I would guess. Anyone ever try to blow the whistle? Probably not, since most Hoosiers who take notice of such things realize that Hoosier whistleblowers are almost always pilloried. If someone did blow the whistle, they were likely fired. The persecution of whistleblowers is a sure sign of far too much government corruption. Details of my own personal experience at the top of Hoosier governance available upon request ... maybe a "fake news" media outlet will have the courage to tell the stories of Hoosier whistleblowers that the "real" Hoosier media (cough) will not deign to touch. (They are part of the problem.)

  3. So if I am reading it right, only if and when African American college students agree to receive checks labeling them as "Negroes" do they receive aid from the UNCF or the Quaker's Educational Fund? In other words, to borrow from the Indiana Appellate Court, "the [nonprofit] supposed to be [their] advocate, refers to [students] in a racially offensive manner. While there is no evidence that [the nonprofits] intended harm to [African American students], the harm was nonetheless inflicted. [Black students are] presented to [academia and future employers] in a racially offensive manner. For these reasons, [such] performance [is] deficient and also prejudice[ial]." Maybe even DEPLORABLE???

  4. I'm the poor soul who spent over 10 years in prison with many many other prisoners trying to kill me for being charged with a sex offense THAT I DID NOT COMMIT i was in jail for a battery charge for helping a friend leave a boyfriend who beat her I've been saying for over 28 years that i did not and would never hurt a child like that mine or anybody's child but NOBODY wants to believe that i might not be guilty of this horrible crime or think that when i say that ALL the paperwork concerning my conviction has strangely DISAPPEARED or even when the long beach judge re-sentenced me over 14 months on a already filed plea bargain out of another districts court then had it filed under a fake name so i could not find while trying to fight my conviction on appeal in a nut shell people are ALWAYS quick to believe the worst about some one well I DID NOT HURT ANY CHILD EVER IN MY LIFE AND HAVE SAID THIS FOR ALMOST 30 YEARS please if anybody can me get some kind of justice it would be greatly appreciated respectfully written wrongly accused Brian Valenti

  5. A high ranking Indiana supreme Court operative caught red handed leading a group using the uber offensive N word! She must denounce or be denounced! (Or not since she is an insider ... rules do not apply to them). Evidence here: http://m.indianacompanies.us/friends-educational-fund-for-negroes.364110.company.v2#top_info

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