Indianapolis Bar Association

Task force recommends changes to Indiana Bar Exam and grading system

February 22, 2017
Marilyn Odendahl
After more than a year of study, a task force convened by the bar associations in Indianapolis has concluded part of the Indiana Bar Exam tests on “fake laws” and the revised grading system may be forcing the Board of Law Examiners to fail more students.
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IndyBar: Indiana Bar Examination Assessment Task Force Releases Report

February 22, 2017
From IndyBar
The Indiana Bar Examination Assessment Task Force has completed its 18-month study and issued its 82-page report.
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IndyBar: Around the Bar

February 22, 2017
See photos from the IndyBar Lawyer-Legislator Luncheon, held Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2017
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The IndyBar and Marion County Bar Association Celebrate Black History Month

February 22, 2017
From IndyBar
During Black History Month and every month, the IndyBar proudly joins the Marion County Bar Association in celebrating our diverse judiciary serving in and around Marion County.
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IndyBar Frontlines - 2/22/17

February 22, 2017
From IndyBar
News from around the IndyBar.
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IndyBar: Straight Talk from the Statehouse Lawyer-Legislator Program Feb. 15

February 8, 2017
From IndyBar
Hear an update on pending legislation and get to know Indiana legislators at the IndyBar’s 11th annual gathering of the bar and Indiana lawyer legislators, hosted by the bar’s Legislative Committee. Attorneys who are state senators and representatives will lead a lively discussion during the luncheon on Wednesday, February 15 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Skyline Club.
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IndyBar Releases Statement Following Justice Center Site Selection

February 8, 2017
From IndyBar
On Tuesday, January 31, Indianapolis Mayor Joe Hogsett announced the site selection for the city’s new justice center complex. The IndyBar, through its Justice Center Task Force, released the following statement.
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IndyBar: Around the Bar

February 8, 2017
From IndyBar
IndyBar Bar Leader Series alumni and current series participants teamed up on Tuesday, January 17, for a service event at Gleaners Food Bank.
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Ricafort: Crafting a Plan for the Future

February 8, 2017
Nissa Ricafort
The Indianapolis Bar Association has long supported merit selection for our local judges and we have thoroughly weighed the concern that a merit-selection system would minimize or eliminate diversity in the judicial branch.
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IndyBar Frontlines - 2/8/17

February 8, 2017
From IndyBar
News from around the bar!
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IndyBar: Stay Up to Date on Legislation That Matters to You with Bill Watch Reports

January 25, 2017
From IndyBar
Save time and find the legislation that matters to you and your practice with IndyBar Bill Watch reports, now available for the 2017 legislative session. Bill Watch is a service of the IndyBar Legislative Committee. Through the support of Faegre Baker Daniels LLP, the IndyBar distributes an updated report during each week of the session to members indicating the progress and recent actions taken on the bills being monitored by the association.
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IndyBar: Denise Hayden Receives 2016 Family Law Section Award

January 11, 2017
From IndyBar
The IndyBar Family Law Section selected Denise Hayden of the Law Office of Jessica S. Lacy to receive the annual Family Law Section Award.
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New for 2017: Free Fridays at the IndyBar

January 11, 2017
From IndyBar
Get more from your membership this year with Free Fridays at the IndyBar! We’ll be saving you time and money each month with these complimentary services. All offerings take place at the IndyBar office.
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IndyBar: Pro Bono for Any Schedule

January 11, 2017
Volunteers are now being sought for three IndyBar pro bono programs that allow members to choose to dedicate just an hour or two or a longer-term commitment.
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IndyBar: Let’s Get Suited Up!

January 11, 2017
From IndyBar
‘Tis the season to clean out your closet! From IndyBar’s Law Student Division and Young Lawyers Division, it’s once again time to help get central Indiana students “Suited Up” for success.
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Moberly: Closing This Chapter With One Final Column

December 28, 2016
Robyn Moberly
This is the last column I will write as president of the Indianapolis Bar Association. I’m sure it won’t surprise you that writing this column was one of the hardest duties of the job for me.
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IndyBar: Competition Heats Up for a Good Cause at IBF Trivia

December 28, 2016
From IndyBar
View photos from a Dec. 13 IBF Trivia Night.
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The IndyBar Celebrates the Season of Giving

December 28, 2016
From IndyBar
Several IndyBar sections and divisions organized community service events that served in a variety of ways this year, from meal preparation to hosting a holiday party.
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IndyBar prepares to launch technology-focused section in 2017

December 14, 2016
Olivia Covington
More legal professionals are beginning to recognize the importance of aligning the practice of law with new technologies, so the Indianapolis Bar Association is launching its new E-Discovery, Information Governance and Cybersecurity Section in 2017 to aid attorneys as they adapt emerging technologies to their legal practices.
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IndyBar: Coming in 2017: Free Fridays at the IndyBar

December 14, 2016
From IndyBar
Get more from your membership in 2017 with Free Fridays at the IndyBar! We’ll be saving you time and money each month with these complimentary services. All offerings take place at the IndyBar office.
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Dimos: From ‘BarJunkie’ to Bar Professional. What’s New at the ABA

December 14, 2016
From IndyBar
I felt a tinge of nostalgia when Judge Moberly asked me to write a guest President’s Message. Fifteen years ago, as IndyBar President, I had the pleasure of writing the bi-monthly message (though, by this time in the year, it was closer to being a chore). I appreciate truly the opportunity to write one again.
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IndyBar: Welcome to the Quarter-Century Club!

December 14, 2016
From IndyBar
2016 marks the 25th year of practice for 60 IndyBar members. The IndyBar congratulates these members on this landmark and thanks them for their dedication to the profession.
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IndyBar Shares Feedback with Mayor’s Task Force

December 14, 2016
From IndyBar
As we have previously reported, Mayor Joe Hogsett has expressed interest in improving our Marion County justice processes.
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IndyBar: Notice of Proposed Amendments to Local Rules

December 14, 2016
From IndyBar
The judges of the Marion County Courts have given notice of proposed amendments to the Marion County Local Court Rules. The proposed amendments would eliminate fax filings in Marion Circuit and Superior Court.
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IndyBar: Save the Date for the 2017 Installation Luncheon

December 14, 2016
From IndyBar
Make sure to mark your brand-new 2017 calendar now for the upcoming Indianapolis Bar Association and Foundation Installation Luncheon, which will take place on Wednesday, January 18, 2017, from noon to 1 p.m. at the Columbia Club.
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  2. Ok, so cheap laughs made about the Christian Right. hardiharhar ... All kidding aside, it is Mohammad's followers who you should be seeking divine protection from. Allahu Akbar But progressives are in denial about that, even as Europe crumbles.

  3. Father's rights? What about a mothers rights? A child's rights? Taking a child from the custody of the mother for political reasons! A miscarriage of justice! What about the welfare of the child? Has anyone considered parent alienation, the father can't erase the mother from the child's life. This child loves the mother and the home in Wisconsin, friends, school and family. It is apparent the father hates his ex-wife more than he loves his child! I hope there will be a Guardian Ad Litem, who will spend time with and get to know the child, BEFORE being brainwashed by the father. This is not just a child! A little person with rights and real needs, a stable home and a parent that cares enough to let this child at least finish the school year, where she is happy and comfortable! Where is the justice?

  4. "The commission will review applications and interview qualified candidates in March and April." Riiiiiight. Would that be the same vaulted process that brought us this result done by "qualified candidates"? http://www.theindianalawyer.com/justices-deny-transfer-to-child-custody-case/PARAMS/article/42774 Perhaps a lottery system more like the draft would be better? And let us not limit it to Indiana attorneys so as to give the untainted a fighting chance?

  5. Steal a little, and they put you in jail. Steal a lot, and they make you king. Bob Dylan ala Samuel Johnson. I had a very similar experience trying to hold due process trampling bureaucrats responsible under the law. Consider this quote and commentary:"'When the president does it, that means it is not illegal,' [Richard] Nixon told his interviewer. Those words were largely seen by the American public -- which continued to hold the ex-president in low esteem -- as a symbol of his unbowed arrogance. Most citizens still wanted to believe that no American citizen, not even the president, is above the law." BWHaahaaahaaa!!!! http://www.philly.com/philly/blogs/attytood/When-the-president-does-it-that-means-it-is-not-illegal.html

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