IndyBar Frontlines – 7/12/17

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Save the Date: Marion Circuit Court, Paternity Division Court Open House

Marion Circuit Court, Paternity Division Court will be hosting an open house on Sept. 29, 2017, from 1 to 5 p.m. to allow attorneys an opportunity to see the new expansion and the changes that have taken place in the office. A brief review of new policies on docketing cases will be discussed at 2 p.m. in the event that there are any questions. Those changes include waivers of preliminary hearings for both initial establishments of paternity and modifications of judgments, second choice settings and the addition of a pre-trial conference docket. More information on those changes will be announced in the coming weeks. Refreshments will be served.

Antoinette Dakin Leach Award Nominations Due July 25

Recognize an outstanding female colleague! Nominations are now being accepted for the Women & the Law Division’s Antoinette Dakin Leach Award. Named for one of Indiana’s first women to gain admittance to the Indiana Bar, the division presents this award each year to recognize the accomplishments of female attorneys in central Indiana.

Antoinette Dakin Leach (1859-1922) gained admittance to the Indiana Bar only after the Indiana Supreme Court overruled a lower court ruling that stated that a woman was “not a citizen in the sense that she could hold office and practice law.” Ms. Leach went on to a successful career as an attorney and was a state and national leader in the suffragist movement.

Please take a moment to nominate a female attorney who has demonstrated some of the attributes of Antoinette Dakin Leach by encouraging other women in the pursuit of this honorable profession or blazing a path not taken by others. The recipient of the award will be honored at an event this fall.

The nomination form for the 2017 award can be completed online at Nominations are due July 25.

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