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In-box: Diversity is of critical importance to state

April 13, 2011
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Dear Mr. Maurer:

I am an attorney at Krieg DeVault LLP and chair of its diversity committee. I read with great interest your commentary in the Indiana Lawyer (March 30-April 12, 2011). It seems fitting those thoughts followed on the heels of a recent front page article in The Indianapolis Star highlighting the importance of diversity in many facets of Indianapolis life.

On a personal note, I wanted to thank you for sharing your thoughts leading up to the critical importance of diversity in our state and to its economic and civic vitality. As part of our law firm’s diversity initiatives, we strive to promote diversity in the legal profession as well as in our community. In part, Krieg DeVault puts its diversity initiatives into practice by partnering with its clients to sponsor diversity scholarships for law school students who reflect a commitment to and whose efforts contribute to diversity in the legal profession. 

I believe our firm is strengthened by diverse ideas, experiences, educational backgrounds, and values. I also believe businesses across Indiana, many of whom are our clients, benefit from Krieg DeVault’s efforts to seek out and retain diverse legal professionals. Let us hope that Indiana continues to draw business opportunities from a global community and that those affiliated with same continue to enrich Indiana.

Sincerely,

Linda J. Cooley
Krieg DeVault
Indianapolis

 

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  2. Been there 4 months with 1 paycheck what can i do

  3. our hoa has not communicated any thing that takes place in their "executive meetings" not executive session. They make decisions in these meetings, do not have an agenda, do not notify association memebers and do not keep general meetings minutes. They do not communicate info of any kind to the member, except annual meeting, nobody attends or votes because they think the board is self serving. They keep a deposit fee from club house rental for inspection after someone uses it, there is no inspection I know becausee I rented it, they did not disclose to members that board memebers would be keeping this money, I know it is only 10 dollars but still it is not their money, they hire from within the board for paid positions, no advertising and no request for bids from anyone else, I atteended last annual meeting, went into executive session to elect officers in that session the president brought up the motion to give the secretary a raise of course they all agreed they hired her in, then the minutes stated that a diffeerent board member motioned to give this raise. This board is very clickish and has done things anyway they pleased for over 5 years, what recourse to members have to make changes in the boards conduct

  4. Where may I find an attorney working Pro Bono? Many issues with divorce, my Disability, distribution of IRA's, property, money's and pressured into agreement by my attorney. Leaving me far less than 5% of all after 15 years of marriage. No money to appeal, disabled living on disability income. Attorney's decision brought forward to judge, no evidence ever to finalize divorce. Just 2 weeks ago. Please help.

  5. For the record no one could answer the equal protection / substantive due process challenge I issued in the first post below. The lawless and accountable only to power bureaucrats never did either. All who interface with the Indiana law examiners or JLAP be warned.

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