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IndyBar President’s Message: Reflecting on a Great Year with Gratitude

  By Kerry Hyatt Blomquist, Indiana Coalition Against Domestic Violence & 2013 IndyBar President My last column begins with my favorite quote from E.B. White, which also rests on my signature line as Legal Counsel for the Indiana Coalition Against … Continue reading

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President’s Message: Inspiring the Next Generation in the Shadow of Greatness

By Kerry Hyatt Blomquist, Indiana Coalition Against Domestic Violence & 2013 IndyBar President Senator Richard Lugar. Judy O’Bannon. Congressman Andy Jacobs. Judge Cynthia Ayers, Kurt Vonnegut Jr., Eugene B. Glick, Sidney Eskenazi… What do all of these people have in … Continue reading

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I’m an IndyBar Paralegal Member…or I’d Like to Join. Now What Do I Do?

By Julia Kleinschmidt, Bose McKinney & Evans LLP If you are a member already and want to get more out of your membership, or if you are not yet a member (join here!) and wonder why you should be, read on…I hope … Continue reading

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IndyBar Green Legal Initiative Recognizes 27 Firms, Legal Departments for 2013

The IndyBar Go Green Committee, a sub-committee of the Young Lawyers Division, has released its list of Green Legal Initiative firms for 2013. Now in its second year, the program recognizes legal businesses, including law practices, legal departments, courts, agencies, … Continue reading

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Thank You, Mediation Day Volunteers!

Through the Alternative Dispute Resolution section’s fourth-annual Mediation Day on Friday, September 6, six of nine mediations held for cases pending in Marion County Paternity Court were successfully settled by volunteer mediators from the section. Commissioner Sheryl Lynch estimated that … Continue reading

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New IndyBar ‘Pause for Professionalism’ Video Available

By the IndyBar Professionalism Committee If you only knew about family law from watching TV dramas, you might believe there is no such thing as civility in family law. Such shows thrive on the drama and portray attorneys who scream … Continue reading

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Go Green…and Save Green!

Saving the planet feels good…but does it feel as good as saving money? It turns out you can do both at the same time, according to IndyBar member Rick Mann, who heads up his own small firm in Indianapolis. Richard … Continue reading

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IndyBar President’s Message: Valuing Our Judiciary

By Kerry Hyatt Blomquist, Indiana Coalition Against Domestic Violence & 2013 IndyBar President I am writing this President’s column in San Francisco at a meeting of the National Conference of Bar Presidents. Yes, there is an association of us, frightening … Continue reading

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The “In Case You Missed It” CLE Recap: Credit Reporting Law

By the IndyBar Paralegal Committee On May 30, 2013, the IndyBar Paralegal Committee sponsored a CLE seminar presented by G. John Cento of Cento Law, LLC on Creditors Rights. The objective of the seminar was to provide an oversight of … Continue reading

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IndyBar President’s Message: All I Really Need to Know About Being a Lawyer, I Learned in Kindergarten

By Kerry Hyatt Blomquist, Indiana Coalition Against Domestic Violence & 2013 IndyBar President Okay, that is a bit sweeping, I admit, and before I rain on our academic colleagues’ summer parade and disenfranchise an entire generation of young lawyers out … Continue reading

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