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Programming causes error on annual attorney registrations

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Attorney annual registration statements mailed last month may contain an error because of programming, but state officials say lawyers don’t have to correct that specific problem.

The Clerk of the Indiana Supreme Court, Court of Appeals, and Tax Court mailed the registration statements July 30. The statements include attorney contact information and instruct attorneys to log onto the Clerk’s website to correct or update their contact information.

The programming error caused attorney fax numbers to print incorrectly: the first two digits were cut off, and two zeroes were appended to the end.

“Attorneys do NOT need to log onto the Roll of Attorneys website to ‘correct’ this error,” says a release from the state courts.  

However, if the fax number is otherwise incorrect or if any other information is out-of-date, attorneys do need to update that information.

The state’s goal is to have a new online registration process in 2011, making this the last year annual registration forms will be sent by mail. Because of this change, the Supreme Court issued an order July 30 – effective immediately – amending Indiana Admission and Discipline Rule 2(a) to require all active and inactive attorneys to supply an e-mail address as part of the contact information listed for them on the Roll of Attorneys.

 

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  1. What is this, the Ind Supreme Court thinking that there is a separation of powers and limited enumerated powers as delegated by a dusty old document? Such eighteen century thinking, so rare and unwanted by the elites in this modern age. Dictate to us, dictate over us, the massess are chanting! George Soros agrees. Time to change with times Ind Supreme Court, says all President Snows. Rule by executive decree is the new black.

  2. I made the same argument before a commission of the Indiana Supreme Court and then to the fedeal district and federal appellate courts. Fell flat. So very glad to read that some judges still beleive that evidentiary foundations matter.

  3. KUDOS to the Indiana Supreme Court for realizing that some bureacracies need to go to the stake. Recall what RWR said: "No government ever voluntarily reduces itself in size. Government programs, once launched, never disappear. Actually, a government bureau is the nearest thing to eternal life we'll ever see on this earth!" NOW ... what next to this rare and inspiring chopping block? Well, the Commission on Gender and Race (but not religion!?!) is way overdue. And some other Board's could be cut with a positive for State and the reputation of the Indiana judiciary.

  4. During a visit where an informant with police wears audio and video, does the video necessary have to show hand to hand transaction of money and narcotics?

  5. I will agree with that as soon as law schools stop lying to prospective students about salaries and employment opportunities in the legal profession. There is no defense to the fraudulent numbers first year salaries they post to mislead people into going to law school.

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