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IndyBar: Headliners to take the podium at IndyBar Applied Professionalism Course

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No more final exams. The Indiana Bar Exam is a fuzzy memory. The final piece of the puzzle will come in a required Applied Professionalism Course offered by the Indianapolis Bar Association on Thursday, April 24.

Newly minted attorneys are required to take this course on professionalism and civility within their first three years of practice. The IndyBar’s Young Lawyers Division has assembled a stellar group of presenters who will make the day-long program both engaging and interactive, with breakout sessions catering to both large- and small-firm practitioners.

Registration is available now at indybar.org/events for the April session. Space fills up quickly. The course can also be taken for six hours of ethics credit instead of the APC credit.
 

iba-apcphoto-15col.jpg A sold-out crowd absorbed wisdom imparted by speakers during the “If I Knew Then What I Know Now” session at the Spring 2013 Applied Professionalism Course.

The sessions will be held at the IndyBar Education Center from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. The cost is $75 for IndyBar Members and $150 for Non-Members.

Distinguished speakers piloting the sessions will include: Hon. Tim A. Baker, U.S. District Court, Southern District of Indiana; and Hon. Denise K. LaRue, U.S. District Court, Southern District of Indiana, will lead a discussion on professionalism and civility in a sometimes-uncivil world.

Alan A. Bouwkamp, Newton Becker Bouwkamp Pendoski PC; Margaret M. Christensen, Bingham Greenebaum Doll LLP and M. Kent Newton, Newton Becker Bouwkamp Pendoski PC, will speak on the Top 10 Reasons You Meet the Disciplinary Commission.

Chuck P. Schmal, Woodard Emhardt Moriarty McNett & Henry LLP and Brian K. Zoeller, Cohen & Malad LLP, will speak on the role that support staff plays in the success of an attorney’s career.

“If I Knew Then What I Know Now” will feature a panel discussion to include Kevin P. McGoff, Bingham Greenebaum Doll LLP and Marci A. Reddick, Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP.

A. Scott Chinn, Faegre Baker Daniels LLP and Amanda L. Shelby, Faegre Baker Daniels LLP, will share tips on how to survive in a large firm while Commissioner Jason G. Reyome, Marion Superior Court and Patrick J. Olmstead Jr., Patrick Olmstead Law LLC will tackle the small firm angle.

Presentations on trust accounts and IOLTA and on the Judges’ & Lawyers’ Assistance Program also will be part of the agenda.

Attorneys in their first three-year educational period must take a six-hour Applied Professionalism Course, according to Admission and Discipline Rule 29 and the Indiana Commission for Continuing Legal Education. Participants must attend this course in its entirety to receive Applied Professionalism Course credit.•

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