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Legal Line Volunteers

Appreciation goes to those that provided help to the community during the March Legal Line program. Offering telephone based legal advice dozens of callers during the two hour event were Blake Orner of Grant & Grant; Sarah Starkey and Edward Mulligan of Cohen & Malad; Mark Waterfill, Jeffrey Abrams, Samuel Hodson, Kiamesha Colom, Stephanie Penninger, Jeffrey Kosc, and Reagan Gibson of Benesch.

Several Proposed Rule Amendments Open for Comment

The Marion Superior Court and the Indiana Supreme Court Committee on Rules of Practice and Procedure have posted several proposed rule amendments that are currently open for public comment. Visit www.indybar.org for details, deadlines and instructions for submitting comments.

Need APC Credit?

The IndyBar has the Applied Professionalism Course for you. Featuring esteemed presenters and interactive breakout sessions, the IndyBar’s Applied Professionalism Course on April 19 is the perfect way to satisfy this credit requirement for attorneys in their first three years of practice. PLUS, registration includes a complimentary social event at Champp’s immediately following the course! See www.indybar.org to learn more and register online.

Recognize the Hard Work of Paralegals

Take time out to give a nod to an outstanding paralegal in your life by attending the annual Paralegal Appreciation Luncheon on Thursday, April 12 at Ruth’s Chris in Indianapolis. The luncheon will feature the presentation of IndyBar’s Paralegal of the Year Award. Registration is now open at www.indybar.org.

Advertise with the IndyBar

Looking for a way to reach thousands of Indy legal practitioners? Advertise with the IndyBar! Several options to fit any budget are available, including packages for the upcoming IndyBar Print Legal Directory. Go online to www.indybar.org to learn more or contact Tara Moore at tmoore@indybar.org.

Don’t Miss Out on TRAC 2012

The Racing Attorney Conference (TRAC), an annual event co-sponsored by the IndyBar and the North Carolina Bar Association, combines education, development and networking with leaders in the motorsports industry. Now in its fifth year, the 2012 conference will be held in Charlotte, North Carolina April 10-11. For details on this year’s program and registration information, please visit www.racingattorneys.com.

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  1. Frankly, it is tragic that you are even considering going to an expensive, unaccredited "law school." It is extremely difficult to get a job with a degree from a real school. If you are going to make the investment of time, money, and tears into law school, it should not be to a place that won't actually enable you to practice law when you graduate.

  2. As a lawyer who grew up in Fort Wayne (but went to a real law school), it is not that hard to find a mentor in the legal community without your school's assistance. One does not need to pay tens of thousands of dollars to go to an unaccredited legal diploma mill to get a mentor. Having a mentor means precisely nothing if you cannot get a job upon graduation, and considering that the legal job market is utterly terrible, these students from Indiana Tech are going to be adrift after graduation.

  3. 700,000 to 800,000 Americans are arrested for marijuana possession each year in the US. Do we need a new justice center if we decriminalize marijuana by having the City Council enact a $100 fine for marijuana possession and have the money go towards road repair?

  4. I am sorry to hear this.

  5. I tried a case in Judge Barker's court many years ago and I recall it vividly as a highlight of my career. I don't get in federal court very often but found myself back there again last Summer. We had both aged a bit but I must say she was just as I had remembered her. Authoritative, organized and yes, human ...with a good sense of humor. I also appreciated that even though we were dealing with difficult criminal cases, she treated my clients with dignity and understanding. My clients certainly respected her. Thanks for this nice article. Congratulations to Judge Barker for reaching another milestone in a remarkable career.

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