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State bar, southern Indiana lawyers offer aid to tornado victims

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The Indiana State Bar Association has established a toll-free legal aid line for victims of the March 2 tornadoes in Southeast Indiana. Victims who call for legal information will be matched with local lawyers who have volunteered to provide free legal consultations on matters such as insurance claims, home repair contracts, landlord issues and replacing legal documents.
 
“I am confident that Indiana lawyers will to come to the aid of their colleagues and neighbors in Southeast Indiana to assist with specific legal needs," said ISBA President C. Erik Chickedantz. "The response of lawyers volunteering to help already has been gratifying, and services like these can help to ease the burden for victims of these deadly tornadoes.”
 
Victims facing legal issues may call the ISBA at 800-266-2581 to speak with an attorney. The toll-free number will operate from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (EDT), Monday through Friday. Messages can be left at any time.
 
The southern Indiana law firm Wyatt Tarrant & Combs and Indiana Legal Services’ New Albany office have partnered with the ISBA to provide this free legal service.
 
Tornado victims may also visit the Clark Legal Self Help Center on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. at the Clark Circuit Court, 501 E. Court Ave., Jeffersonville, Ind.. For more information, visit www.clarklegalselfhelp.com. For questions, contact Sherry Routh at 812-285-6304 or srouth@co.clark.in.us.
 

 

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  1. Don't we have bigger issues to concern ourselves with?

  2. Anyone who takes the time to study disciplinary and bar admission cases in Indiana ... much of which is, as a matter of course and by intent, off the record, would have a very difficult time drawing lines that did not take into account things which are not supposed to matter, such as affiliations, associations, associates and the like. Justice Hoosier style is a far departure than what issues in most other parts of North America. (More like Central America, in fact.) See, e.g., http://www.theindianalawyer.com/indiana-attorney-illegally-practicing-in-florida-suspended-for-18-months/PARAMS/article/42200 When while the Indiana court system end the cruel practice of killing prophets of due process and those advocating for blind justice?

  3. Wouldn't this call for an investigation of Government corruption? Chief Justice Loretta Rush, wrote that the case warranted the high court’s review because the method the Indiana Court of Appeals used to reach its decision was “a significant departure from the law.” Specifically, David wrote that the appellate panel ruled after reweighing of the evidence, which is NOT permissible at the appellate level. **But yet, they look the other way while an innocent child was taken by a loving mother who did nothing wrong"

  4. Different rules for different folks....

  5. I would strongly suggest anyone seeking mediation check the experience of the mediator. There are retired judges who decide to become mediators. Their training and experience is in making rulings which is not the point of mediation.

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