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Workshop designed to help educators teach students about the courts

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Teachers from across the state will be getting an up-close view of the judicial system through a one-day workshop hosted by the Indiana Supreme Court and the Indiana Bar Foundation.

More than 80 teachers, nominated by judges and members of civic or legal organizations, will be arriving in Indianapolis Thursday for the Indiana Supreme Court Civic Education Workshop.

The event will include sessions on problem-solving courts, juvenile and family matters, and the appellate process. In addition, the teachers will attend a Supreme Court oral argument, Nick McIlquham v. State, 49S05-1401-CR-28.

After a luncheon with the justices, judges and other representatives of the legal community, the educators will attend a workshop featuring members of the press who cover the courts.

The Indiana Supreme Court provides civic education materials and programming to teachers through its Courts in the Classroom outreach project. Teachers from over 35 counties in Indiana will be attending the workshop.
 

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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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