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IndyBar Frontlines - 9/10/14

September 10, 2014

Volunteers Needed for Ask a Lawyer

Both attorneys and paralegals are needed to assist the public with legal guidance during the Fall 2014 Ask A Lawyer program on Tuesday, Oct. 14. Volunteers are being sought for one of two shifts (2 to 4 p.m. or 4 to 6 p.m.) at the library/community center locations throughout the city. To volunteer, contact Caren Chopp at cchopp@indybar.org.

Green Legal Applications Due Sept. 13

Are you green and proud of it? Get your firm or agency Green Legal certified through the IndyBar’s Green Legal Initiative! Participating firms/agencies will be recognized at this fall’s Recognition Luncheon. Get info and application instructions at indybar.org/gogreen.

Welcome New Citizens at Naturalization Ceremonies

Here’s your chance to play a role in what is one of the most important days in the lives of new American citizens. Twice a month, the IndyBar sends representatives to the Naturalization Ceremonies to give welcoming words to the new citizens. Ceremonies are held in the Federal courthouse, last about an hour and are held on Thursday mornings. For more information and to volunteer, contact Caren Chopp at cchopp@indybar.org.

Stay in the Loop with Bar Talk

IndyBar sections and divisions have been hard at work sharing news and information on their IndyBar.org Web pages. To make sure you don’t miss a thing, the IndyBar has launched Bar Talk, our newest communication tool to keep you in the loop. Each month, we’ll share the top five posts from section and division pages through the Bar Talk e-newsletter, with weekly highlights posted on the IndyBar blog.

Want the news that matters to you delivered directly to your inbox? Go to indybar.org/account to update your news subscriptions. Your news subscriptions appear in your E-Bulletin and on your personalized IndyBar homepage.

Comment Period Open for Proposed Amendments to Federal Rules of Procedure

Public comments are now being accepted for proposed amendments to the federal rules of appellate, bankruptcy, civil and criminal procedure. The comment period will close on Tuesday, Feb. 17, 2015. The proposed amendments were approved for publication by the Judicial Conference Committee on Rules of Practice and Procedure in May this year. To read the proposed amendments and find information on how to submit your comments, go to uscourts.gov/RulesAndPolicies/rules/proposed-amendments.aspx

Volunteers Needed for McKinney Moot Court Competition

The McKinney School of Law Moot Court Society is currently recruiting local attorneys to volunteer as Oral Argument Judges and/or Brief Graders in The Honorable Robert H. Staton Intramural Moot Court Competition, which will take place Sept. 22 through Oct. 29. The Staton Competition is the school’s annual appellate advocacy competition, which provides a valuable learning experience to students by enabling them to gain practical knowledge from real practitioners within their community. To volunteer, please contact Kaitlin at iumootcourt@gmail.com.•

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