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Retired Chief Justice Shepard steps into Senior Judge role at Court of Appeals

The Court of Appeals of Indiana welcomes retired Supreme Court Chief Justice Randall T. Shepard to its rank of distinguished Senior Judges, effective April 4.

Guardian Ad Litem Training Available 

Kid’s Voice will offer a training session for Guardians Ad Litem from 8:45 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. on May 8. The training, which is co-sponsored by the IndyBar Litigation Section, includes 6.8 hours of CLE credit. Attorneys are expected to accept two pro bono Guardian ad Litem cases for Kids’ Voice after completing the training. For more information and registration instructions contact Kids’ Voice.

Join Us for Breakfast!

The IndyBar’s Paralegal Committee and the Solo/Small Firm section have teamed up to create a four-part breakfast series designed to strengthen both individual work styles and skills as well as the paralegal/attorney relationship. This invaluable series will provide real-world tips and tricks to help improve efficiency and effectiveness on a daily basis while allowing for one-on-one interaction between attendees and the facilitator. The first session—Working Styles: How to Motivate, Manage & Be Managed—will be held on Tuesday, April 17 at 8:30 a.m. at the IndyBar. Learn more about the full series and register online at www.indybar.org.

Want to Work the Polls May 8? Free Inspector Training Available

Marion County is looking for inspectors, clerks and judges to work the polls on May 8, and the IndyBar is offering a free training session that qualifies for CLE credit. The training session will be held on April 12 from 9 a.m. to noon at the IndyBar Education Center. Three hours of general CLE credit is available. To work a poll in Marion County, you must be a registered voter and live in Marion County. You also must attend a training session regardless if you have attended training in the past. All poll workers will receive the same training for the election. For registration and more information visit www.indybar.org.

Feedback Requested on Attorney Reinstatement

Former Indianapolis Bar Association member Ryan W. Snyder has petitioned the Indiana Supreme Court Disciplinary Commission for reinstatement to the practice of law. The Commission has requested that members of the IndyBar who have an opinion that Mr. Snyder should, or should not, be readmitted to practice address the Commission by letter stating their views as soon as possible. Letters should be sent to the Indiana Supreme Court Disciplinary Commission, 30 S. Meridian St., Suite 850, Indianapolis, IN 46204.

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  1. Thank you, John Smith, for pointing out a needed correction. The article has been revised.

  2. The "National institute for Justice" is an agency for the Dept of Justice. That is not the law firm you are talking about in this article. The "institute for justice" is a public interest law firm. http://ij.org/ thanks for interesting article however

  3. I would like to try to find a lawyer as soon possible I've had my money stolen off of my bank card driver pressed charges and I try to get the information they need it and a Social Security board is just give me a hold up a run around for no reason and now it think it might be too late cuz its been over a year I believe and I can't get the right information they need because they keep giving me the runaroundwhat should I do about that

  4. It is wonderful that Indiana DOC is making some truly admirable and positive changes. People with serious mental illness, intellectual disability or developmental disability will benefit from these changes. It will be much better if people can get some help and resources that promote their health and growth than if they suffer alone. If people experience positive growth or healing of their health issues, they may be less likely to do the things that caused them to come to prison in the first place. This will be of benefit for everyone. I am also so happy that Indiana DOC added correctional personnel and mental health staffing. These are tough issues to work with. There should be adequate staffing in prisons so correctional officers and other staff are able to do the kind of work they really want to do-helping people grow and change-rather than just trying to manage chaos. Correctional officers and other staff deserve this. It would be great to see increased mental health services and services for people with intellectual or developmental disabilities in the community so that fewer people will have to receive help and support in prisons. Community services would like be less expensive, inherently less demeaning and just a whole lot better for everyone.

  5. Can I get this form on line,if not where can I obtain one. I am eligible.

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