In This Issue of Indiana Lawyer

DEC. 22, 2010 – JAN. 4, 2011

See how Indiana pro bono districts have taken a hit due to lower interest rates on IOLTA. Read more about Indiana Tax Court Judge Thomas Fishers' retirement cermony. Learn how attorneys should prepare for retirement.

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Indiana pro bono districts take a hit

While low interest rates can be a good thing for those looking to take out loans to buy a home, a car, or to refinance, they mean nothing but headaches and heartaches for organizations that depend on the dollars generated, such as legal aid organizations that rely on funds from Interest on Lawyer Trust Accounts.

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Clark County self-help center helps pro se litigants

When pro se litigants find themselves in a courthouse for the first time, there’s a good chance they aren’t quite sure what to do. In the Clark County courthouse in Jeffersonville, just across the river from Louisville, a self-help center for pro se litigants in civil cases has been operational since late May.

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State says goodbye to its first tax judge

Retiring Indiana Tax Court Judge Thomas G. Fisher received a warm goodbye at a send-off ceremony Dec. 17, as the state recognized the solid and nationally recognized body of caselaw that Indiana’s first appellate tax judge created during his 24 years on the bench.

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DTCI amicus makes impact in 2010

Although 2010 did not have the fireworks of the 2009 medical write-off cases, Defense Trial Counsel of Indiana has participated as amicus in several significant legal issues affecting the defense bar.

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Competition concludes at finals

Following the We the People: The Citizen and the Constitution mock congressional hearing state finals, which took place Dec. 12-13 for high school students and Dec. 14 for middle school students, organizers announced that a team from Munster High School will represent Indiana at the national competition held in Washington, D.C., in April 2011.

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Hickey: 5,000 Wishes

This year began with a wish: that the Indianapolis Bar Association would flourish and that our community of remarkable people, wonderful lawyers and great friends would grow even stronger.

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IBA: Voyles to be Honored with Buchanan Award

A blue ribbon selection committee acting on behalf of the Indianapolis Bar Association and the Indianapolis Bar Foundation has announced the selection of James H. Voyles Jr. of Voyles Zahn Paul Hogan & Merriman as a recipient of the IndyBar’s prestigious Hon. Paul H. Buchanan Jr. Award of Excellence.

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IBA: It’s Safe to Ask for Help

Whether you are a sole practitioner or an attorney in a 200 attorney law firm, you have probably had a question at some point in your career that you struggled to answer – or perhaps you simply wanted a second opinion.

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