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Attorney Licensing Fees Increase

Effective today the annual licensing fee paid by attorneys to the Indiana Supreme Court increases by $15.  Last week the Indiana Supreme Court issued an order raising the fee to $145.  Attorneys will also now pay their fees online through the Clerk of … Continue reading

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30 Books Every Lawyer Should Read

As you head out for the weekend take a look at an interesting list of recommended reading compiled for the American Bar Association by some recognizable lawyers.   I know I’m looking to restock my reading material at this point in the summer.  This … Continue reading

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IN Dept. of Revenue Updates

Tax practitioners have access to electronic updates from the Indiana Department of Revenue.  Become a Facebook fan Follow the Department on Twitter  Sign up for automatic e-mail updates on the Department’s website at  View recent posting. Have a question?  … Continue reading

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Save Date – Bench Bar Conf. June 14-16, 2012

This should NOT be a “best kept secret”. The IndyBar’s Bench Bar Conference is regularly attended by more than 50 judicial officers and should be a MUST ATTEND seminar for litigators practicing courts locatied in Marion County. The CLE is … Continue reading

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Small Claims Courts in Wall Street Journal

I spent a few days away from the computer, but while I was away it appears that the Marion County Small Claims Courts made The Wall Street Journal. Read more here.   —Julie M. Armstrong, IndyBar Executive Director

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Strip Searches Should Be Limited – ABA

Individuals arrested and detained for misdemeanor offenses or crimes that do not involve domestic violence or drugs and do not suggest a motive or opportunity to smuggle contraband into a prison or other detention facility should not be strip searched, … Continue reading

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Mentoring Opportunities and Legal Education Credit

The new Indiana Conference for Legal Education Opportunity (ICLEO) class has been announced. When first launched in 1997 the ICLEO program was a ground-breaking effort to provide assistance reaching well beyond scholarship funds to minority, low income and educationally disadvantaged … Continue reading

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Proposal Would Cut Legal Services Funding by $104 Million

Funding for the Legal Services Corporation (LSC) would be cut by 26 percent in Fiscal Year 2012 under a proposal announced by the House Appropriations Committee last week, according to LSC.  They note, the Committee bill proposes a $300 million … Continue reading

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Law as Entertainment

I’m spending 4th of July week with my family in the land of Mickey Mouse – Orlando, Florida. This isn’t our first trip to Disney World, by far. However, this time this ”magical place” has been dominated by the local trial of … Continue reading

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