Indianapolis Bar Association

IndyBar: Building More Than Muscle: Mottos Applied To Practice

June 14, 2017
From IndyBar
As members of the Indiana Bar, we can all use the following fitness-related mottos to guide how we shape our practice, represent our clients, and tackle difficult situations on a daily basis.
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IndyBar: When Crowdfunding Works Best

June 14, 2017
From IndyBar
At the highest level, I want to suggest that investment crowdfunding today has its best chance for success in: (1) real estate placements, and (2) in second round deals that have been successful in attracting venture capital or angel investment already in moving their capital advancement forward.
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Nissa's News - 6/14/17

June 14, 2017
Nissa Ricafort
What you need to know about the IndyBar.
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IndyBar: Meet Antoinette Dakin Leach

June 14, 2017
From IndyBar
To recognize the accomplishments of female attorneys in central Indiana, the IndyBar’s Women & the Law Division presents the Antoinette Dakin Leach Award.
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IndyBar: 2017 'Suited Up' a Resounding Success

June 14, 2017
From IndyBar
The Indianapolis Bar Association, partnering with Starfish Initiative, hosted the second annual Suited Up “Senior Send-Off” event on Wednesday, May 10.
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IndyBar: Don’t Miss the Boat - Keep an Eye on These IndyBar Deadlines

May 31, 2017
From IndyBar
Along with summer come several opportunities with the Indianapolis Bar Association and Foundation. Check out details and mark these deadlines on your calendar today!
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IndyBar: Members Get Healthy, Earn CLE at Unique Education Event

May 31, 2017
From IndyBar
CLE and cycling, ethics and endorphins…whatever you call it, one thing was for sure—it was fun!
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IndyBar: Nissa's News 5/31/17

May 31, 2017
Nissa Ricafort
Please forgive me for taking the opportunity to get a little personal this week, but I felt compelled to share this message.
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IndyBar Introduces New Pro Bono Opportunity

May 31, 2017
From IndyBar
Sometimes, all it takes to change a life is a helping hand. Be that helping hand at a new IndyBar volunteer opportunity with Goodwill of Central & Southern Indiana.
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IndyBar: New Volunteers Needed for Expansion of Homeless Shelter

May 30, 2017
From IndyBar
The Indianapolis Bar Association Homeless Shelter Project and its attorney volunteers have been serving the residents of five local homeless shelters over the past 26 years.
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IndyBar: Bar Leader Series Class XIV Demonstrates Leadership in Action

May 17, 2017
From IndyBar
Throughout the IndyBar’s Bar Leader Series, the importance of motivating, inspiring and leading for the benefit of the profession and community is emphasized at every turn.
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IndyBar: Volunteers Deliver Free Wills, Peace of Mind at Pro Bono Clinic

May 17, 2017
From IndyBar
Low-income individuals are more likely to die younger and without wills or advance directives in place, but an Indianapolis Bar Association program on Wednesday, May 10 provided qualified community members with these vital documents for free in just one day.
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IndyBar: A Roadmap to Professionalism: Just Follow the Five C’s!

May 17, 2017
From IndyBar
The Indianapolis Bar Association Standing Committee on Professionalism strives to improve public confidence and trust in lawyers. For 2017, the Professionalism Committee has adopted as its organizing principles the Five C’s.
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IndyBar Frontlines -5/17/17

May 17, 2017
From IndyBar
Read news from around the IndyBar!
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IndyBar: Indianapolis Bar Foundation Awards Academic and Educational Scholarships

May 17, 2017
From IndyBar
The Indianapolis Bar Foundation recently awarded three academic and three educational scholarships to deserving law students and recent graduates preparing to take the Indiana Bar Exam in an effort to fulfill its mission.
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IndyBar: Civility in the Reality TV Era

May 3, 2017
From IndyBar
Many of the people who appear in court are experiencing the legal system for the first time. Their only prior experience may be what they’ve seen on television. The problem is that they’re no longer watching the virtuous Perry Mason or my personal favorite, Ben Matlock.
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IndyBar: The First Rule of Networking: “You Are Always Networking”

May 3, 2017
From IndyBar
In my opinion, if you can come to the realization that the majority of your networking occurs in your daily life and not from your job and/or standard networking events, then you are in a good place to expand and grow your network.
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IndyBar: Nomination Period Open for 2018 IndyBar Board of Directors

May 3, 2017
From IndyBar
The nomination period has begun for the 2018 Board of Directors of the Indianapolis Bar Association, and Kevin McGoff, Bingham Greenebaum Doll LLP, has been appointed to chair the effort. McGoff, who is a past president of the association, will lead a committee of members in selecting a slate of officers for the coming year.
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IndyBar: Perspectives on House Bill 1036

April 19, 2017
From IndyBar
The Indianapolis Bar Association has endorsed the House version of House Bill 1036 which would fill this gap by creating a new Marion County Judicial Selection Committee.
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IndyBar: Ask a Lawyer

April 19, 2017
From IndyBar
Indianapolis Bar Association members give back to community at free legal advice event.
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IndyBar Frontlines - 4/19/17

April 19, 2017
From IndyBar
Read news from around the IndyBar.
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IndyBar: Should You Go to Bench Bar?

April 19, 2017
From IndyBar
President-elect James Bell provides a helpful guide to determine whether to go to Bench Bar.
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IndyBar: Bar Leader Series Participants Tackle Community Issues

April 5, 2017
From IndyBar
In order to provide an opportunity for the participants of the Bar Leader Series to actively utilize the skills and knowledge that they are learning during the series, the class has been asked to identify unmet needs and develop and execute community service projects aimed to fill those gaps as a benefit to the Indianapolis community.
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ESI Bytes: Nine Things Every Attorney Should Know to Be Competent in eDiscovery

April 5, 2017
From IndyBar
Fortunately for many attorneys, e-discovery expertise isn’t a prerequisite to obtaining and keeping their license to practice. But, attorneys do have a duty to be competent regarding technology under several state and ABA ethics rules as well as the recently amended Federal Rules of Civil Procedure.
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Nissa's News - 4/5/17

April 5, 2017
Nissa Ricafort
Do you know an Indianapolis-area lawyer who quietly goes above and beyond the call of duty?
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  1. Unlike the federal judge who refused to protect me, the Virginia State Bar gave me a hearing. After the hearing, the Virginia State Bar refused to discipline me. VSB said that attacking me with the court ADA coordinator had, " all the grace and charm of a drive-by shooting." One does wonder why the VSB was able to have a hearing and come to that conclusion, but the federal judge in Indiana slammed the door of the courthouse in my face.

  2. I agree. My husband has almost the exact same situation. Age states and all.

  3. Thanks Jim. We surprised ourselves with the first album, so we did a second one. We are releasing it 6/30/17 at the HiFi. The reviews so far are amazing! www.itsjustcraig.com Skope Mag: It’s Just Craig offers a warm intimacy with the tender folk of “Dark Corners”. Rather lovely in execution, It’s Just Craig opts for a full, rich sound. Quite ornate instrumentally, the songs unfurl with such grace and style. Everything about the album feels real and fully lived. By far the highlight of the album are the soft smooth reassuring vocals whose highly articulate lyrics have a dreamy quality to them. Stories emerge out of these small snapshots of reflective moments.... A wide variety of styles are utilized, with folk anchoring it but allowing for chamber pop, soundtrack work, and found electronics filtering their way into the mix. Without a word, It’s Just Craig sets the tone of the album with the warble of “Intro”. From there things get truly started with the hush of “Go”. Building up into a great structure, “Go” has a kindness to it. Organs glisten in the distance on the fragile textures of “Alone” whose light melody adds to the song’s gorgeousness. A wonderful bloom of color defines the spaciousness of “Captain”. Infectious grooves take hold on the otherworldly origins of “Goodnight” with precise drum work giving the song a jazzy feeling. Hazy to its very core is the tragedy of “Leaving Now”. By far the highlight of the album comes with the closing impassioned “Thirty-Nine” where many layers of sound work together possessing a poetic quality.

  4. Andrew, if what you report is true, then it certainly is newsworthy. If what you report is false, then it certainly is newsworthy. Any journalists reading along??? And that same Coordinator blew me up real good as well, even destroying evidence to get the ordered wetwork done. There is a story here, if any have the moxie to go for it. Search ADA here for just some of my experiences with the court's junk yard dog. https://www.scribd.com/document/299040062/Brown-ind-Bar-memo-Pet-cert Yep, drive by shootings. The lawyers of the Old Dominion got that right. Career executions lacking any real semblance of due process. It is the ISC way ... under the bad shepard's leadership ... and a compliant, silent, boot-licking fifth estate.

  5. Journalism may just be asleep. I pray this editorial is more than just a passing toss and turn. Indiana's old boy system of ruling over attorneys is cultish. Unmask them oh guardians of democracy.

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