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State bar seeking delegate to serve in ABA House

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The Indiana State Bar Association is seeking a candidate to fill a two-year position to the American Bar Association House of Delegates.

As a delegate, the individual will attend ABA House sessions. The House meets twice a year, usually in early February and early August, and sessions typically last three to four days. The ISBA pays a stipend to help defray the delegate’s costs.

The delegate’s term will start in mid-August with the House meeting to follow in February 2014 in Chicago.

Volunteers for this position should submit a letter of interest no later than May 31 to Tom Pyrz, executive director, Indiana State Bar Association, One Indiana Square, Suite 350, Indianapolis, IN 46204.

The state bar’s board of governors will make the selection.  

 

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  1. Frankly, it is tragic that you are even considering going to an expensive, unaccredited "law school." It is extremely difficult to get a job with a degree from a real school. If you are going to make the investment of time, money, and tears into law school, it should not be to a place that won't actually enable you to practice law when you graduate.

  2. As a lawyer who grew up in Fort Wayne (but went to a real law school), it is not that hard to find a mentor in the legal community without your school's assistance. One does not need to pay tens of thousands of dollars to go to an unaccredited legal diploma mill to get a mentor. Having a mentor means precisely nothing if you cannot get a job upon graduation, and considering that the legal job market is utterly terrible, these students from Indiana Tech are going to be adrift after graduation.

  3. 700,000 to 800,000 Americans are arrested for marijuana possession each year in the US. Do we need a new justice center if we decriminalize marijuana by having the City Council enact a $100 fine for marijuana possession and have the money go towards road repair?

  4. I am sorry to hear this.

  5. I tried a case in Judge Barker's court many years ago and I recall it vividly as a highlight of my career. I don't get in federal court very often but found myself back there again last Summer. We had both aged a bit but I must say she was just as I had remembered her. Authoritative, organized and yes, human ...with a good sense of humor. I also appreciated that even though we were dealing with difficult criminal cases, she treated my clients with dignity and understanding. My clients certainly respected her. Thanks for this nice article. Congratulations to Judge Barker for reaching another milestone in a remarkable career.

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