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On Oct. 10, Heartland Pro Bono Council will hold its annual Talk to a Lawyer Today training from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at Barnes & Thornburg, 11 S. Meridian St., Indianapolis. The title of this year’s training is: “Amazingly Interesting CLE for Attorneys with a Heart Seminar.”

Topics covered during the day will include identity theft, paternity, advising debtors, estate planning, First Amendment concerns, and ethics.

Talk to a Lawyer Day will be Jan. 16, 2012 – Martin Luther King, Jr., Day. Lawyers who agree to work a two-hour shift that day at the Indiana State Bar Association taking calls from the public, and who agree to take one civil case for Heartland Pro Bono, may participate in the Oct. 10 training free of charge. The training offers six hours of continuing legal education credit and one hour of ethics credit.

The fee to attend is $25 for prosecutors, public defenders, and inactive or government attorneys who agree to work a two-hour shift on MLK Day. Lawyers may attend the training with no pro bono obligation for $200.

Registration and other information is available online at www.heartlandprobono.org/. For further details, contact Laurie Boyd at 317-631-9410, ext. 2267.•

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