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Lawyers support motorcycle ride for charity

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Indianapolis attorneys and a law firm are among the sponsors and participants in a scenic motorcycle ride Saturday to benefit the children of Christel House, based in Indianapolis with locations around the world.

The Braking the Cycle Ride, 105 miles from Indianapolis to Nashville and back, is open to all riders. It starts with a registration and breakfast at 9 a.m. at the Christel House Academy, 2717 S. East St., Indianapolis. Registrations are accepted the morning of the event, but organizers encourage riders to pre-register by calling (317) 464-2030. The ride will start at 10 a.m., and is expected to end back in Indianapolis around noon with a lunch for participants.

The title sponsor is Hensley Legal Group. Sponsor 317 Ryders Motorcycle Club, including its vice president, Indianapolis attorney Jimmie “Tic Tac” McMillian, and his wife Tamara McMillian, also an attorney, will be there and have asked the legal community to support and participate in the ride. Last year’s event raised $10,000.

Funds raised by the ride – $25 per rider and $40 per rider and passenger, which includes a t-shirt, breakfast, and lunch – will help Christel House Academy break the cycle of poverty while giving its students a chance to be self-sustaining, productive members of society.

“Worldwide, over 3,000 children, 279 graduates, 1,500 parents and countless community members are benefiting from Christel House Programs,” according to the organization’s website. In addition to the Indianapolis charter school, Christel House has programs in India, Mexico, South Africa, Venezuela, and Serbia.

More information about the ride is on the website, www.brakingthecycleride.org. The brochure can be found here.

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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.

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