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Law firms step up for charitable cause Saturday

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Several Indianapolis lawyers will participate in the “Fight for Air Climb” Saturday to benefit the American Lung Association.

Climbers in the annual fundraiser ascend 35 flights of stairs in the Regions Bank Tower in downtown Indianapolis once, twice or three times. Last year was the first time law firms opted to compete against other, with Frost Brown Todd taking first place in the competition. Barnes & Thornburg came in second.

As of Friday, among the top five corporate sponsors for the event, three were law firms – Frost Brown Todd, Barnes & Thornburg and Bingham Greenebaum Doll. The total combined funds contributed by those three firms was nearly $13,000.

Dan Long, of Frost Brown Todd, said that while the event is March 10, donations will be accepted through the end of the month. Donations may be made online or to participating individuals or law firms. Long said cash donations are welcome, too.

“And we promise to actually give it to the American Lung Association and not spend it on lunch,” he said.

For more information, see the webpage for the event: http://www.lung.org/pledge-events/in/indianapolis-climb-fy12/.

Read more about this fundraiser, and March Against Hunger, in the March 16 edition of Indiana Lawyer.

 

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  1. Excellent initiative on the part of the AG. Thankfully someone takes action against predators taking advantage of people who have already been through the wringer. Well done!

  2. Conour will never turn these funds over to his defrauded clients. He tearfully told the court, and his daughters dutifully pledged in interviews, that his first priority is to repay every dime of the money he stole from his clients. Judge Young bought it, much to the chagrin of Conour’s victims. Why would Conour need the $2,262 anyway? Taxpayers are now supporting him, paying for his housing, utilities, food, healthcare, and clothing. If Conour puts the money anywhere but in the restitution fund, he’s proved, once again, what a con artist he continues to be and that he has never had any intention of repaying his clients. Judge Young will be proven wrong... again; Conour has no remorse and the Judge is one of the many conned.

  3. Pass Legislation to require guilty defendants to pay for the costs of lab work, etc as part of court costs...

  4. The fee increase would be livable except for the 11% increase in spending at the Disciplinary Commission. The Commission should be focused on true public harm rather than going on witch hunts against lawyers who dare to criticize judges.

  5. Marijuana is safer than alcohol. AT the time the 1937 Marijuana Tax Act was enacted all major pharmaceutical companies in the US sold marijuana products. 11 Presidents of the US have smoked marijuana. Smoking it does not increase the likelihood that you will get lung cancer. There are numerous reports of canabis oil killing many kinds of incurable cancer. (See Rick Simpson's Oil on the internet or facebook).

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