Bar Associations/Foundations

Evansville Bar hosts inaugural lecture series

September 13, 2016
IL Staff
The Evansville Bar Association is hosting a discussion about access to justice and pro bono practice rules at its first Randall T. Shepard Lecture Series Tuesday evening.
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IndyBar: Barnard to Lead Indianapolis Bar Association in 2019

September 7, 2016
From IndyBar
The Indianapolis Bar Association’s Nominating Committee has announced the selection of Thomas A. Barnard of Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP as the 2019 President of the Indianapolis Bar Association.
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IndyBar Names Young and Trimble Recipients of 2016 Professionalism Awards

September 7, 2016
From IndyBar
The IndyBar Professionalism Committee, led by chair Arend Abel, has named the Hon. Richard Young of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana the 2016 recipient of the Silver Gavel Award, while John Trimble of Lewis Wagner LLP has been awarded the bar’s Professionalism Award.
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Moberly: 2020 is in Sight: Charting our Future through the Strategic Plan

September 7, 2016
Robyn Moberly
As I foreshadowed in an earlier column, recently members of the IndyBar met to discuss and draft the next three-year strategic plan for the association. This isn’t your typical not-for-profit organization’s strategic plan. It won’t be just filed away.
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IndyBar Frontlines - 9/7/16

September 7, 2016
From IndyBar
News from around the IndyBar!
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IndyBar: Criminal Justice Section Offers Exciting New Scholarship

September 7, 2016
From IndyBar
This year, we are proud to offer a new scholarship to attorneys in their first seven years of practice.
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IndyBar: Get to Know the Justice: Hon. Geoffrey G. Slaughter Opens Up about the Supreme Court and Professionalism

September 7, 2016
From IndyBar
It’s a big change: transitioning directly from private practice to the Indiana Supreme Court. One could only imagine the differences between the two positions, so we recently connected with Indiana’s newest Supreme Court Justice, Hon. Geoffrey G. Slaughter, to talk about exactly what the experience has been like.
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IBF fundraising campaign nearing $100,000

September 6, 2016
Marilyn Odendahl
The Indiana Bar Foundation’s campaign to raise more unrestricted dollars has exceeded original expectations and is continuing to bring in contributions.
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Attorneys needed to teach kids about elections

August 25, 2016
IL Staff
Indiana Kids’ Election, which helps teachers by providing resources about the election process, is looking for attorney volunteers in schools around the state.
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DTCI: Indiana’s Uniform Security Act: An introduction

August 24, 2016
Jason Massaro
This article will give the reader some insight as to when the Indiana Uniform Security Act may come into play. This article is not meant to cover all IUSA’s applications, defenses or interplay with federal law.
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DTCI: Young Lawyer Mixers—a Hit!

August 24, 2016
From DTCI
DTCI Young Lawyer regional mixers were enthusiastically received in Merrillville and Evansville in July.
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DTCI: Awards Nominations Invited

August 24, 2016
From DTCI
The Defense Trial Counsel’s Annual Meeting will be held Nov. 17-18 in Fort Wayne. One of the highlights of the meeting is the presentation of the “Defense Lawyer of the Year,” the “Diplomat of the Indiana Defense Trial Counsel,” and the “Outstanding Young Lawyer” awards.
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IndyBar: A Fraction of Time for Exponential Benefits: You Can Make a Difference

August 24, 2016
From IndyBar
Two hours out of 744. That’s all it takes to help a family in need—a couple hours each month. The result? Happier, safer families leading to a happier, safer city.
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IndyBar: At-Risk Elders in Marion County Need You!

August 24, 2016
Help your community by volunteering to be a guardian ad litem for an alleged incapacitated adult.
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IndyBar: Could a Parenting Coordinator Help Your Clients?

August 24, 2016
A Parenting Coordinator, or “PC,” is a family law attorney or mental health professional who is appointed by the court to assist parents after a divorce or paternity decree. Most PCs also have significant mediation experience and some have attended a 2- or 3-day training specifically for Parenting Coordinators.
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Around the IndyBar

August 24, 2016
From IndyBar
News from around the IndyBar.
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IndyBar: Help the Homeless: Volunteers Needed for IndyBar Pro Bono Program

August 24, 2016
From IndyBar
Many people who call Indy home need legal assistance–especially those without a home to live in. IndyBar attorneys have the unique opportunity to help homeless individuals with their legal issues through the IndyBar Homeless Project.
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DTCI: Want to stop the lawyer jokes? Change the perception

August 10, 2016
Matthew King
It troubles me when our profession is reduced to jokes. If the public perception of lawyers perpetuates the jokes and negative portrayals, and if those jokes and portrayals bother us, what can we do to change the public perception?
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Moberly: We’re ‘Showing you the Value’ this September

August 10, 2016
Robyn Moberly
At the IndyBar, we’ve spent a lot of time talking about how to create value for our members. It seems that younger lawyers want to buy the direct commodity, not just a membership.
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IndyBar Frontlines - 8/10/16

August 10, 2016
Read recent news from the IndyBar.
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IndyBar: Attorneys Needed for Naturalization Ceremonies

August 10, 2016
From IndyBar
Indianapolis Bar Association attorney members participate in the naturalization ceremonies by handing out a booklet containing the U.S. and Indiana constitutions and presenting brief remarks. Volunteers are currently being recruited to represent the IndyBar during these ceremonies.
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ABA commission sees need for ‘regulatory innovations’ in legal profession

August 8, 2016
Marilyn Odendahl
Finding the need for legal services among the poor and moderate-income greater than legal aid and pro bono can satisfy, an American Bar Association commission is advocating for the consideration of “regulatory innovations” which include non-lawyer ownership of legal service providers.
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ABA poised to allow law students to get paid for externships

August 1, 2016
IL Staff
Law students may be able to take home a paycheck while earning academic credit at an externship under a proposal the American Bar Association House of Delegates will consider during the ABA’s annual meeting beginning Thursday in San Francisco.
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Elkhart County attorney recognized with bar foundation honor

July 27, 2016
IL Staff
Goshen attorney and former Indiana legislator John Ulmer has been selected for the 2016 Legendary Lawyer Award by the Fellows of the Indiana Bar Foundation.
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IndyBar: Professionalism – What Exactly Does it Mean?

July 27, 2016
From IndyBar
Professionalism—it can mean something different to everyone. Luckily, a recent IndyBar program—“Can’t We All Get Along?”—shed light on this topic and was the first IndyBar CLE program to be aired on Facebook Live.
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  3. This is happening so much. Even in 2016.2017. I hope the father sue for civil rights violation. I hope he sue as more are doing and even without a lawyer as pro-se, he got a good one here. God bless him.

  4. JLAP and other courtiers ... Those running court systems, have most substance abuse issues. Probably self medicating to cover conscience issues arising out of acts furthering govt corruption

  5. I whole-heartedly agree with Doug Church's comment, above. Indiana lawyers were especially fortunate to benefit from Tom Pyrz' leadership and foresight at a time when there has been unprecedented change in the legal profession. Consider how dramatically computer technology and its role in the practice of law have changed over the last 25 years. The impact of the great recession of 2008 dramatically changed the composition and structure of law firms across the country. Economic pressures altered what had long been a routine, robust annual recruitment process for law students and recent law school graduates. That has, in turn, impacted law school enrollment across the country, placing upward pressure on law school tuition. The internet continues to drive significant changes in the provision of legal services in both public and private sectors. The ISBA has worked to make quality legal representation accessible and affordable for all who need it and to raise general public understanding of Indiana laws and procedures. How difficult it would have been to tackle each of these issues without Tom's leadership. Tom has set the tone for positive change at the ISBA to meet the evolving practice needs of lawyers of all backgrounds and ages. He has led the organization with vision, patience, flexibility, commitment, thoughtfulness & even humor. He will, indeed, be a tough act to follow. Thank you, Tom, for all you've done and all the energy you've invested in making the ISBA an excellent, progressive, highly responsive, all-inclusive, respectful & respected professional association during his tenure there.

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