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Supreme Court seeks historic law-related photos

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If you've come across an old photo relating to Indiana's legal profession, the Indiana Supreme Court would like to know. The high court is interested in gathering and preserving historic photos to tell the story of the Indiana judicial branch.

The court began collecting historic photographs of county courthouses several years ago and now wants to collect photos of Indiana attorneys and their training. The Supreme Court would like judges, courthouse employees, lawyers, other legal professionals and residents to take stock of their photographic memorabilia, including local bar association composite photos, law school class pictures, and photos of courthouses and law-related scenes.

John J. Newman, the former Indiana state archivist and Supreme Court director of Information Management, is coordinating the program. For more information, contact Newman at jnewman@courts.state.in.us, (317) 233-3017, or by fax at (317) 233-6586.

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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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