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In His Shoes: Beginning the Bar Leader Series Journey

Throughout the 2012-2013 Bar Leader Series, we’ll follow the experience of Series member Kevin Morrissey, Lewis & Kappes PC. This September, 25 young lawyers from Indianapolis retreated to the Waycross Camp in Morgantown, Indiana, to kick off the 2012-2013 iteration … Continue reading

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Take the ‘Work’ out of Networking with the Indy Attorneys Network

By Liz Shuster and Chuck Schmal, Woodard Emhardt Moriarty & McNett & Henry LLP Like most attorneys, we always enjoy meeting lawyers from other practice areas and interests, but while it is easy to say “go network,” we found it … Continue reading

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IndyBar Election Season Round-Up

News and commentary on the upcoming election are nearly impossible to escape at this point. Take a break from the non-stop back and forth political banter with several upcoming election-related non-partisan events and programs.

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Voter Education: Do you know your judges?

A recent survey unveiled that two-thirds of Americans can’t name one United States Supreme Court Justice. Imagine the results of the survey if that question were taken down to a local level. How many Hoosiers could name a state Supreme … Continue reading

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IndyBar Law Student Division Seeking Executive Board Members

The nomination period for the 2012-2013 the Indianapolis Bar Association’s Law Student Division Executive Board has begun. There are a total of eight At-Large positions available. This is a unique and exciting opportunity to be involved with the planning and … Continue reading

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IndyBar Board of Directors Approves Resolutions Related to Judicial Reform

The Indianapolis Bar Association Board of Directors approved two resolutions related to the judicial system in Indiana at its July meeting on Friday, July 13. The first resolution amended the purpose of the IndyBar’s Attorneys for an Impartial Bench (AIB) … Continue reading

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New Law Changes Child Support Age: Are You Prepared?

  By Eric N. Engebretson, Whitham Hebenstreit & Zubek LLP Effective July 1, 2012, the law regarding a parent’s duty to support a child changed dramatically.  Absent certain circumstances, previously a parent was obligated to pay child support until a … Continue reading

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Comment Period Open for Proposed Amendments to Local Rules

The judges of the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Indiana are considering amendments to the local rules, which were proposed by the Local Rules Advisory Committee. Go here to view the proposed rules. Comments to the … Continue reading

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Income Withholding Order Document Guidelines Released

Income Withholding Order Documents Private firms, attorneys, and courts authorized under state law to issue IWOs must use the OMB-approved IWO form for all child support income withholding by employers. IWOs issued on or after 05/31/11 (i.e., new IWOs) 1. If … Continue reading

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Changes Proposed to Criminal Law Local Rules

The Marion Superior Court has proposed changes to the Criminal Law Local Rules as they pertain to Initial Hearings and Review of Counsel. The full proposal is here. Comments to these proposed Local Rules are requested through Noon on September … Continue reading

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