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IBA: Nod to professionalism; Jarrell B. Hammond

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Jarrell B. (“Jerry”) Hammond, a partner at Lewis & Wager, LLP epitomizes the courteousness and character that form two of the Standards of Professionalism of the Indianapolis Bar Association. His good-natured dealings with other lawyers make it a pleasure to deal with Jerry as opposing counsel, and his representation of multiple generations of family members in dealing with clients’ probate and estate matters is a hallmark of a level of trust and confidence that reflects well upon him and helps raise the esteem in which all lawyers can be regarded.
 

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Brian Hewitt, a partner at Alerding Castor Hewitt, LLP, states this about Jerry: “Having known Jerry for over 30 years I can assure you that he possesses two qualities that above all others are most important: He is loyal and he is honest. I have experienced Jerry’s loyalty and honesty, without exception, as co-counsel, opposing counsel and mediator.”

A 1978 graduate of DePauw University and a 1982 graduate of Indiana University School of Law – Indianapolis, Jerry serves on the Executive Committee of the Estate Planning & Administration Section of the Indianapolis Bar Association. Jerry also serves as Vice President of the Board of Directors of Child Advocates, which represents children in the Marion County Juvenile Court who are victims of abuse and neglect.•

If you know of someone whom you believe exemplifies one of IBA’s five standards, please e-mail your nomination to iba@indybar.org.

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  1. Family court judges never fail to surprise me with their irrational thinking. First of all any man who abuses his wife is not fit to be a parent. A man who can't control his anger should not be allowed around his child unsupervised period. Just because he's never been convicted of abusing his child doesn't mean he won't and maybe he hasn't but a man that has such poor judgement and control is not fit to parent without oversight - only a moron would think otherwise. Secondly, why should the mother have to pay? He's the one who made the poor decisions to abuse and he should be the one to pay the price - monetarily and otherwise. Yes it's sad that the little girl may be deprived of her father, but really what kind of father is he - the one that abuses her mother the one that can't even step up and do what's necessary on his own instead the abused mother is to pay for him???? What is this Judge thinking? Another example of how this world rewards bad behavior and punishes those who do right. Way to go Judge - NOT.

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  4. Why do so many lawyers get away with lying in court, Jamie Yoak?

  5. Future generations will be amazed that we prosecuted people for possessing a harmless plant. The New York Times came out in favor of legalization in Saturday's edition of the newspaper.

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