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IndyBar Diversity Job Fair Student Registration Now Open

The IndyBar will host its annual Diversity Job Fair Aug. 21 and 22, and student registration is now available. Students can find information on how to register at ibadiversityjobfair.org. The Diversity Job Fair is open to fall 2014 full-time 2L law students (graduating May 2016) or part-time 2L or 3L law students (graduating 2016/2017). Twenty-four legal employers, from large firms to government agencies to courts, will be conducting interviews at the fair.

Thank You, Legal Line Volunteers!

Volunteers from the Young Lawyers Division provided 65 callers with free legal advice at the May 13 Legal Line program. Thank you to: Kate Erdel, Bingham Greenebaum Doll LLP; Ian Goodman, State Farm Litigation Counsel; Ronan Johnson, Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP; Janelle Kilies, Lewis Wagner LLP; Amy Kluesner, Bingham Greenebaum Doll LLP; Alex Limontes, Mitchell Hurst Dick & McNelis LLC; Julie Mahomed, Calumet Specialty Products Partners LP; Matt Neumann, Hackman Hulett & Cracraft LLP; Justin Sorrell, Hill Fulwider PC; Jennifer Strange, Harrison & Moberly LLP and Jennifer Tudor, Barnes & Thornburg LLP.•
 

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  3. The practitioners and judges who hail E-filing as the Saviour of the West need to contain their respective excitements. E-filing is federal court requires the practitioner to cram his motion practice into pigeonholes created by IT people. Compound motions or those seeking alternative relief are effectively barred, unless the practitioner wants to receive a tart note from some functionary admonishing about the "problem". E-filing is just another method by which courts and judges transfer their burden to practitioners, who are the really the only powerless components of the system. Of COURSE it is easier for the court to require all of its imput to conform to certain formats, but this imposition does NOT improve the quality of the practice of law and does NOT improve the ability of the practitioner to advocate for his client or to fashion pleadings that exactly conform to his client's best interests. And we should be very wary of the disingenuous pablum about the costs. The courts will find a way to stick it to the practitioner. Lake County is a VERY good example of this rapaciousness. Any one who does not believe this is invited to review the various special fees that system imposes upon practitioners- as practitioners- and upon each case ON TOP of the court costs normal in every case manually filed. Jurisprudence according to Aldous Huxley.

  4. Any attorneys who practice in federal court should be able to say the same as I can ... efiling is great. I have been doing it in fed court since it started way back. Pacer has its drawbacks, but the ability to hit an e-docket and pull up anything and everything onscreen is a huge plus for a litigator, eps the sole practitioner, who lacks a filing clerk and the paralegal support of large firms. Were I an Indiana attorney I would welcome this great step forward.

  5. Can we get full disclosure on lobbyist's payments to legislatures such as Mr Buck? AS long as there are idiots that are disrespectful of neighbors and intent on shooting fireworks every night, some kind of regulations are needed.

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