Welcome to Tip of the Week! Judicial officers will offer a tip each week for members of the Family Law Section. Feel free to send suggestions to Mag. Kim Mattingly at firstname.lastname@example.org.
By Mag. Kimberly Dean Mattingly, Marion Superior Court
- We should all pause and remember Audrey Grossman, who passed away over recently. Her obituary can be accessed here. I was always a big fan of hers, but I had no idea how interesting her life had been until I read the obituary. Let’s make an effort to get to know our elders before they pass away, shall we?
- Your input is requested! This is your chance to help devise a wish list for a new Justice Center. Two members of your Family Law Section Executive Committee recently attended a presentation by the Mayor’s office about progress on the project. You can view the same presentation here. Each section has been asked to seek member feedback, so please send yours to either Jon Deenik at email@example.com or Tara Rabiola at firstname.lastname@example.org. To quote Bill Murray in Ghostbusters: “No job is too big, no fee is too big…,” so ask for the moon and maybe we’ll at least get some cheese.
- I have been told that guessing the source of the tips is a fun water-cooler activity in many offices on Friday afternoons, but stand down because this tip was generated by civil litigators. Exhibit stickers cost $6.49 for 252 of them at Staples (they are even cheaper if your firm has a discount with your supplier; ask if you aren’t getting one). Sure, court reporters have them in the courtroom, but you will look far more polished if you come in with your exhibits pre-marked, or at the very least, pre-stickered. Only jerks refuse to mark the set for opposing counsel. Top-notch litigators exchange them all in advance and stipulate to admissibility as much as possible.
- FYI: IndyBar members get a discount on orders with Office Depot and Staples by logging in at mynpp.com!
Stay tuned for a new tip next week!
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