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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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Moberly: The IndyBar – Here for all your ‘Ages and Stages’

November 30, 2016
Robyn Moberly
I’ve been asked many times why I volunteer for the Indianapolis Bar Association, and I have given lots of reasons over the years. In fact, the reasons I belong and I volunteer have changed through the years.
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Planning for the Future: The IndyBar Strategic Plan

November 30, 2016
From IndyBar
The strategic planning process—one that the Indianapolis Bar Association has undertaken since the early 1990s—is a crucial practice that charts the course for the coming years, setting priorities, focusing energy and strengthening the organization.
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  3. The appellate court just said doctors can be sued for reporting child abuse. The most dangerous form of child abuse with the highest mortality rate of any form of child abuse (between 6% and 9% according to the below listed studies). Now doctors will be far less likely to report this form of dangerous child abuse in Indiana. If you want to know what this is, google the names Lacey Spears, Julie Conley (and look at what happened when uninformed judges returned that child against medical advice), Hope Ybarra, and Dixie Blanchard. Here is some really good reporting on what this allegation was: http://media.star-telegram.com/Munchausenmoms/ Here are the two research papers: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/0145213487900810 http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0145213403000309 25% of sibling are dead in that second study. 25%!!! Unbelievable ruling. Chilling. Wrong.

  4. Mr. Levin says that the BMV engaged in misconduct--that the BMV (or, rather, someone in the BMV) knew Indiana motorists were being overcharged fees but did nothing to correct the situation. Such misconduct, whether engaged in by one individual or by a group, is called theft (defined as knowingly or intentionally exerting unauthorized control over the property of another person with the intent to deprive the other person of the property's value or use). Theft is a crime in Indiana (as it still is in most of the civilized world). One wonders, then, why there have been no criminal prosecutions of BMV officials for this theft? Government misconduct doesn't occur in a vacuum. An individual who works for or oversees a government agency is responsible for the misconduct. In this instance, somebody (or somebodies) with the BMV, at some time, knew Indiana motorists were being overcharged. What's more, this person (or these people), even after having the error of their ways pointed out to them, did nothing to fix the problem. Instead, the overcharges continued. Thus, the taxpayers of Indiana are also on the hook for the millions of dollars in attorneys fees (for both sides; the BMV didn't see fit to avail itself of the services of a lawyer employed by the state government) that had to be spent in order to finally convince the BMV that stealing money from Indiana motorists was a bad thing. Given that the BMV official(s) responsible for this crime continued their misconduct, covered it up, and never did anything until the agency reached an agreeable settlement, it seems the statute of limitations for prosecuting these folks has not yet run. I hope our Attorney General is paying attention to this fiasco and is seriously considering prosecution. Indiana, the state that works . . . for thieves.

  5. I'm glad that attorney Carl Hayes, who represented the BMV in this case, is able to say that his client "is pleased to have resolved the issue". Everyone makes mistakes, even bureaucratic behemoths like Indiana's BMV. So to some extent we need to be forgiving of such mistakes. But when those mistakes are going to cost Indiana taxpayers millions of dollars to rectify (because neither plaintiff's counsel nor Mr. Hayes gave freely of their services, and the BMV, being a state-funded agency, relies on taxpayer dollars to pay these attorneys their fees), the agency doesn't have a right to feel "pleased to have resolved the issue". One is left wondering why the BMV feels so pleased with this resolution? The magnitude of the agency's overcharges might suggest to some that, perhaps, these errors were more than mere oversight. Could this be why the agency is so "pleased" with this resolution? Will Indiana motorists ever be assured that the culture of incompetence (if not worse) that the BMV seems to have fostered is no longer the status quo? Or will even more "overcharges" and lawsuits result? It's fairly obvious who is really "pleased to have resolved the issue", and it's not Indiana's taxpayers who are on the hook for the legal fees generated in these cases.

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