Bar Associations/Foundations

ABA president to speak at ISBA Small, Solo Conference

January 25, 2017
IL Staff
American Bar Association President Linda A. Klein has been confirmed at the keynote speaker for the Indiana State Bar Association’s Solo and Small Firm Conference in June, the ISBA announced Wednesday.
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ABA House of Delegates turning its attention to law schools

January 25, 2017
IL Staff
The American Bar Association is poised to dial up the pressure on law schools by linking bar exam passage rates to accreditation.
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Zoeller ends public service with donation to bar foundation

January 20, 2017
IL Staff
Saying he is stepping out of public life, former Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller has donated his remaining campaign funds to the Indiana Bar Foundation.
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Pyrz begins his last year leading Indiana State Bar Association

January 11, 2017
Marilyn Odendahl
Thomas Pyrz, who has led the ISBA since Nov. 22, 1992, plans to retire at the end of 2017. His nearly 25-year tenure has included hiring additional staff, launching new programs, and increasing the value of membership to counter attorneys’ shifting view of the association.
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New ABA Blueprint tool designed to increase solo, small firm efficiency

January 11, 2017
Olivia Covington
The American Bar Associatin's Blueprint, an online legal tech marketplace tool, launched in November 2016 and is meant to enable attorneys working at solo and small firms to quickly and easily find legal technology that meets their firms’ needs.
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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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Meet the 2017 DTCI board of directors

January 11, 2017
From DTCI
At the November annual meeting of the Defense Trial Counsel of Indiana, the following officers and directors were elected. They assumed office on Jan. 1, 2017.
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Program offers free legal assistance on King holiday

January 9, 2017
IL Staff
The Indiana State Bar Association will again be honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. by sponsoring the 2017 “Talk to a Lawyer Today” program Jan. 16 at sites all across the state.
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Indianapolis attorney tapped for national mock trial board

January 4, 2017
IL Staff
Criminal defense attorney and mock trial alumnus Scott Barnhart has been elected to the board of the National High School Mock Trial Championship.
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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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ABA lawsuit targets changes to loan forgiveness program

December 21, 2016
IL Staff
Public sector attorneys hoping to have some of their student loans erased could find out they owe more money than they previously thought.
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ABA releases stats of classes entering in fall 2016

December 16, 2016
IL Staff
New information released from the American Bar Association underscores the differences between Indiana’s law schools.
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Cathedral and Fishers take 1st place in constitutional competiton

December 15, 2016
IL Staff
Teams of middle and high schools students from Indianapolis and the surrounding area dominated the 2016 Indiana We the People State Finals.
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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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DTCI: 2017 Board of Directors named at 23rd annual conference

December 14, 2016
From DTCI
The Defense Trial Counsel of Indiana named its 2017 officers and directors at its 23rd annual conference and meeting last month.
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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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