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IndyBar Frontlines - 3/12/14

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Bench Bar Registration Now Open!

With a “place for every practice,” Bench Bar 2014 is truly a can’t miss event, featuring speakers, programs and activities to suit nearly every Indy practitioner. Bench Bar 2014 will be held June 19 to 21 in Cincinnati, Ohio. Visit www.indybenchbar.org to view the agenda and register today.

Circuit Mediator Opening

The United States Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit has an opening for the position of Circuit Mediator. Go to http://www.ca6.uscourts.gov for additional information.

U.S. Department of Justice Announces Vacancies for Assistant U.S. Attorney

The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Indiana is recruiting for multiple Assistant United States Attorneys. The attorney(s) selected will be assigned to the Indianapolis, Indiana office as part of the Criminal Division. View the job online at https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/363254100.

Volunteers Needed for Ask a Lawyer

Both attorneys and paralegals are needed to assist the public with legal guidance during the Spring 2014 Ask A Lawyer program Tuesday, April 8. Volunteers are being sought for one of two shifts (2 to 4 p.m. or 4 to 6 p.m.) at the library/community center locations throughout the city. To volunteer, contact Caren Chopp at cchopp@indybar.org.

Carryout Lunch Discount Available for IndyBar Members

Heading to an IndyBar brownbag lunch CLE program? Swing by the Labor District Cafe on the second floor of the BMO Plaza Building on your way up to the IndyBar office. IndyBar members get 10 percent off of all pre-ordered carryout orders! View the menu and order online at orderstart.com/labordistrict, and use promo code INDYBAR10 to receive the discount.

Customize Your E-Bulletin!

Now your IndyBar E-Bulletin is all about YOU! Log in at indybar.org/account and click “Manage Your News Subscriptions.” There you can select your own personal news subscriptions from 24 different topics. The latest articles from your subscriptions will automatically populate in the “My IndyBar News” in your bi-weekly E-Bulletin. These subscriptions will also populate a personalized homepage when you log in at indybar.org.

Scholarships Available from the Indianapolis Bar Foundation

Applications are now being accepted for three academic scholarships and four educational scholarships from the Indianapolis Bar Foundation (IBF), the charitable arm of the IndyBar. The IBF awards academic and educational scholarships to deserving law students annually as one way of carrying out its mission—to advance justice and lead positive change in Indianapolis through philanthropy, education and service. Access the scholarship form at indybar.org/ibf. Applications are due April 1.

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  1. Excellent initiative on the part of the AG. Thankfully someone takes action against predators taking advantage of people who have already been through the wringer. Well done!

  2. Conour will never turn these funds over to his defrauded clients. He tearfully told the court, and his daughters dutifully pledged in interviews, that his first priority is to repay every dime of the money he stole from his clients. Judge Young bought it, much to the chagrin of Conour’s victims. Why would Conour need the $2,262 anyway? Taxpayers are now supporting him, paying for his housing, utilities, food, healthcare, and clothing. If Conour puts the money anywhere but in the restitution fund, he’s proved, once again, what a con artist he continues to be and that he has never had any intention of repaying his clients. Judge Young will be proven wrong... again; Conour has no remorse and the Judge is one of the many conned.

  3. Pass Legislation to require guilty defendants to pay for the costs of lab work, etc as part of court costs...

  4. The fee increase would be livable except for the 11% increase in spending at the Disciplinary Commission. The Commission should be focused on true public harm rather than going on witch hunts against lawyers who dare to criticize judges.

  5. Marijuana is safer than alcohol. AT the time the 1937 Marijuana Tax Act was enacted all major pharmaceutical companies in the US sold marijuana products. 11 Presidents of the US have smoked marijuana. Smoking it does not increase the likelihood that you will get lung cancer. There are numerous reports of canabis oil killing many kinds of incurable cancer. (See Rick Simpson's Oil on the internet or facebook).

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