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IndyBar: Welcome New Citizens at Naturalization Ceremonies

June 29, 2016
From IndyBar
For attorneys, the courtroom is often rife with conflict and anxiety. But for some hopeful individuals, the courtroom is where their dreams of becoming United States citizens officially become reality.
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Moberly: Take Time to Make Memories

June 29, 2016
Robyn Moberly
Your law practice will not dissolve if you leave it for a week or two. I’m always happy to see that a lawyer needs a continuance to take a family vacation. You probably won’t have plenty of time and money for a vacation until you’re retired and your kids are too busy with their own lives. So don’t wait.
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IndyBar: Pro Bono in the Fast Lane!

June 29, 2016
From IndyBar
In the mood for meaningful pro bono service without the long-term commitment? Volunteer just a couple hours at Ask a Lawyer on Oct. 11 and you’ll provide guidance that can make a world of difference to our neighbors in need.
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IndyBar Frontlines - 6/29/16

June 29, 2016
From IndyBar
Read news from around the IndyBar!
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IndyBar: Intellectual Property Section Awards Patent Bar Scholarships

June 29, 2016
From IndyBar
Congratulations to Melissa Haulcomb, a second-year law student at Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law, and to Derek Hamilton, a second-year law student at Indiana University Maurer School of Law! These IndyBar law student members are the recipients of the IndyBar Intellectual Property Section’s 2016 Patent Bar Scholarships.
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IndyBar: Meet Antoinette Dakin Leach

June 15, 2016
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: Stock the Schools and Help Local Kids

June 15, 2016
From IndyBar
Bring your lightly-used or no longer needed office supplies like folders, notepads, pens, art supplies and more to Monument Circle on July 20 and you’ll not only clear out your own clutter—you’ll help teachers working hard to educate our local schoolchildren.
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IndyBar: Get on Board! Nominations Open for 2017 Board of Directors

June 15, 2016
From IndyBar
The nominations for The IndyBar’s 2017 Board of Directors are now open, and it’s up to you to help determine the future of your local bar association! Several positions, noted below, will be available in 2017.
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Moberly: A Quarter-Century In, She’s A Legend for a Lifetime

June 15, 2016
Robyn Moberly
Well, I can tell you about one person who has worked at the same place for 25 years—our Executive Director, Julie Armstrong.
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IndyBar: Nominations Now Accepted for 2017 IndyBar Board of Directors

June 1, 2016
From IndyBar
The nomination period has begun for the 2017 Board of Directors of the Indianapolis Bar Association, and Jeff Abrams of Benesch Friedlander Coplan & Aronoff LLP has been appointed to chair the effort.
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IndyBar: Congratulations, Bar Leader Graduates!

June 1, 2016
From IndyBar
Class XIII Series has officially completed their Bar Leader Series journey. Learn more about the graduates and their community service team projects.
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Moberly: It’s Time to get IndyBar-Involved!

June 1, 2016
Robyn Moberly
Like many members, I have always attended the association’s brown bag seminars and Bench Bar, but for years I didn’t do too much more with the IndyBar.
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IndyBar: Applications Now Accepted for $35,000 Impact Fund Grant

June 1, 2016
From IndyBar
The Indianapolis Bar Foundation (IBF) is now accepting applications through July 1 for the 2016 Impact Fund Grant.
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IndyBar: Why Attending Bench Bar is a Great Idea

May 18, 2016
From IndyBar
The Bench Bar Conference is where judges and lawyers learn the "inside baseball" of our profession. Here are reasons why you should take advantage of this great opportunity and consider attending this year's Bench Bar.
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IndyBar: Bench Bar A ‘Can’t Miss’ Event for 22 Years

May 18, 2016
Robyn Moberly
The idea for the IndyBar Bench Bar Conference came from similar events in the 1990s in St. Louis and Kansas City. Now, the local event is bigger than either of those and offers great opportunities for education, networking and fun.
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IndyBar: Talking Points with the Top Paralegal

May 18, 2016
From IndyBar
IndyBar recently recognized Cheryl Keene as the 2016 Paralegal of the Year. The award is given to an outstanding paralegal in the Indianapolis community, and Keene exemplifies the passion, dedication, and service worthy of this recognition.
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IndyBar: IndyBar Service Plays a Supporting Role in Historic Oral Argument

May 4, 2016
From IndyBar
Josh Tatum discusses the Indiana Appellate Institute.
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IndyBar: Cheryl Keene Named IndyBar Paralegal of the Year

May 4, 2016
The Indianapolis Bar Association is proud to recognize Cheryl Keene of Cohen & Malad LLP as the association’s Paralegal of the Year for 2016.
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Campbell: Everything Is AWESOME!!! At The Indianapolis Bar Foundation

May 4, 2016
From IndyBar
Everything is AWESOME!!! from the "Lego Movie" is really about what the Indianapolis Bar Foundation (IBF) does every day—advance justice and lead positive change in our community through philanthropy, education, and service. And, yes, that work is awesome!
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IndyBar: Stay in the Loop with News and Resources Just for Solo/Small Firm Attorneys!

May 4, 2016
From IndyBar
Signing up for the new IndyBar solo/small firm listserv is easy AND FREE! This new resource gives you a chance to personally interact with colleagues to solve a problem and provide tips and guidance.
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IndyBar: New IndyBar Resource Available to Marion County Litigators

May 4, 2016
From IndyBar
IndyBar members will be walking into the courtroom with even more confidence, thanks to a recent resource compiled by the association’s Litigation Section.
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IndyBar: Breakfast with the Bar Serves up ‘Cold Pizza’ Tips

April 20, 2016
From IndyBar
Breakfast with the Bar is a monthly IndyBar Law Student Division event held throughout the academic year where law students mingle with attorneys in a small group setting. Each event features a different practice area or type. While Breakfast with the Bar will take a break for the summer, keep an eye out for it to start back up in September, and enjoy a law student’s recap of the most recent session!
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Wright: In Full Swing for Spring: Get Involved with the YLD!

April 20, 2016
From IndyBar
The Young Lawyers Division (YLD) had a very successful first quarter – thanks to our diligent board and dedicated membership. On behalf of the YLD, I am happy to report on the YLD’s accomplishments to date, as well as our upcoming objectives next quarter.
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IndyBar: Nominations Now Open for IndyBar Paralegal of the Year Award

April 20, 2016
From IndyBar
Assistance from qualified and competent paralegals is crucial to the success of many attorneys. This year, make sure to recognize the important paralegal in your life by submitting a Paralegal of the Year Award nomination.
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IndyBar: Have you heard the news? IndyBar Launches Listservs for Sections and Divisions

April 20, 2016
From IndyBar
Some of the most valuable tips and resources come not from a scholarly journal or a classroom—they come from a productive discussion with colleagues.
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  1. On a related note, I offered the ICLU my cases against the BLE repeatedly, and sought their amici aid repeatedly as well. Crickets. Usually not even a response. I am guessing they do not do allegations of anti-Christian bias? No matter how glaring? I have posted on other links the amicus brief that did get filed (search this ezine, e.g., Kansas attorney), read the Thomas More Society brief to note what the ACLU ran from like vampires from garlic. An Examiner pledged to advance diversity and inclusion came right out on the record and demanded that I choose Man's law or God's law. I wonder, had I been asked to swear off Allah ... what result then, ICLU? Had I been found of bad character and fitness for advocating sexual deviance, what result then ICLU? Had I been lifetime banned for posting left of center statements denigrating the US Constitution, what result ICLU? Hey, we all know don't we? Rather Biased.

  2. It was mentioned in the article that there have been numerous CLE events to train attorneys on e-filing. I would like someone to provide a list of those events, because I have not seen any such events in east central Indiana, and since Hamilton County is one of the counties where e-filing is mandatory, one would expect some instruction in this area. Come on, people, give some instruction, not just applause!

  3. This law is troubling in two respects: First, why wasn't the law reviewed "with the intention of getting all the facts surrounding the legislation and its actual impact on the marketplace" BEFORE it was passed and signed? Seems a bit backwards to me (even acknowledging that this is the Indiana state legislature we're talking about. Second, what is it with the laws in this state that seem to create artificial monopolies in various industries? Besides this one, the other law that comes to mind is the legislation that governed the granting of licenses to firms that wanted to set up craft distilleries. The licensing was limited to only those entities that were already in the craft beer brewing business. Republicans in this state talk a big game when it comes to being "business friendly". They're friendly alright . . . to certain businesses.

  4. Gretchen, Asia, Roberto, Tonia, Shannon, Cheri, Nicholas, Sondra, Carey, Laura ... my heart breaks for you, reaching out in a forum in which you are ignored by a professional suffering through both compassion fatigue and the love of filthy lucre. Most if not all of you seek a warm blooded Hoosier attorney unafraid to take on the government and plead that government officials have acted unconstitutionally to try to save a family and/or rescue children in need and/or press individual rights against the Leviathan state. I know an attorney from Kansas who has taken such cases across the country, arguing before half of the federal courts of appeal and presenting cases to the US S.Ct. numerous times seeking cert. Unfortunately, due to his zeal for the constitutional rights of peasants and willingness to confront powerful government bureaucrats seemingly violating the same ... he was denied character and fitness certification to join the Indiana bar, even after he was cleared to sit for, and passed, both the bar exam and ethics exam. And was even admitted to the Indiana federal bar! NOW KNOW THIS .... you will face headwinds and difficulties in locating a zealously motivated Hoosier attorney to face off against powerful government agents who violate the constitution, for those who do so tend to end up as marginalized as Paul Odgen, who was driven from the profession. So beware, many are mere expensive lapdogs, the kind of breed who will gladly take a large retainer, but then fail to press against the status quo and powers that be when told to heel to. It is a common belief among some in Indiana that those attorneys who truly fight the power and rigorously confront corruption often end up, actually or metaphorically, in real life or at least as to their careers, as dead as the late, great Gary Welch. All of that said, I wish you the very best in finding a Hoosier attorney with a fighting spirit to press your rights as far as you can, for you do have rights against government actors, no matter what said actors may tell you otherwise. Attorneys outside the elitist camp are often better fighters that those owing the powers that be for their salaries, corner offices and end of year bonuses. So do not be afraid to retain a green horn or unconnected lawyer, many of them are fine men and woman who are yet untainted by the "unique" Hoosier system.

  5. I am not the John below. He is a journalist and talk show host who knows me through my years working in Kansas government. I did no ask John to post the note below ...

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