IndyBar Talks for All Three Tracks at Bench Bar 2015 - IndyBar Blog

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Posted on: Jun 4, 2015
Three tracks, all TEDTalk-style presentations. At this year's Bench Bar Conference, you'll have the chance to learn from quick-hitting, high-energy sessions that are sure to get your attention. Keep reading for a sneak peek at an IndyBar Talk from each track!

Civil Litigation

"Tips from the City's Best and Brightest"
Friday, June 19 from 2:15 to 3:15 p.m.
Featuring: David Herzog, Faegre Baker Daniels LLP; Hon. Jane Magnus-Stinson, U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana; Sam Laurin, Bose McKinney & Evans LLP

Sneak peek from Sam Laurin: "I will present on the very obscure: the stranger to the contract exception to the parole evidence rule; the somewhat obscure: using statutes to your advantage in injunction hearings; and the well known: what the business records exception covers and does not cover."

Family Law

"Tips on ADR"
Friday, June 19 from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m.
Featuring: Lisa Joachim of Richard A. Mann PC; Janice Mandla Mattingly of Hollingsworth & Zivitz; Nissa Ricafort of Broyles Kight & Ricafort; Senior Judge Carol Terzo of The Mediation Option

Sneak peek from Lisa Joachim: "My focus for the 'Tips on ADR' specifically involves discussing a Guardian Ad Litem's role in ADR process. Once appointed by the Court, a Guardian Ad Litem becomes a party to the cause and an advocate to protect the best interests of a child. I will discuss the role a Guardian Ad Litem plays in mediation as well as how a Guardian Ad Litem's reports and investigations can be helpful for settlement process."

Criminal Law

"The Power of Self Centered Thinking", "Muffled and Muddled: A Critique of Appellate Rule 65's Prohibition on Citing 80% of Indiana Appellate Case Law" and "Indiana Alcoholic Beverage Law - Intricacies, Oddities and Absurdities"
Friday, June 19 from 2:15 to 3:15 p.m.
Featuring: James Bell, Bingham Greenebaum Doll LLP; Professor Joel Schumm, IU Robert H. McKinney School of Law; Jeff McKean, McKean Law Firm PC

Sneak peek from James Bell: "Contrary to the teachings of Lawyer-Deity Atticus Finch, it’s not necessary to ‘walk around’ in a client’s ‘skin’ to be an effective lawyer. In fact, it could be a really dumb idea. The most important person in a case is you. My IndyBar Talk will discuss how taking care of yourself will also take care of your client."

Want to know more? Register here for Bench Bar 2015 and get ready for these IndyBar Talks and more when you come to Louisville on June 18-20!


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