Tag: Indiana Supreme Court

2015 Annual Report of the President of the Indiana State Bar Association

By Jeff R. Hawkins, ISBA President, 2014-15 INDIANA STATE BAR ASSOCIATION HOUSE OF DELEGATES FRIDAY, OCTOBER 9, 2015 FRENCH LICK, INDIANA REPORT OF THE PRESIDENT OF THE ASSOCIATION JEFF R. HAWKINS, SULLIVAN, PRESIDENT Madam Chair, Chief Justice Rush, Judge Crone, Chief Deputy Attorney General Light, fellow delegates, friends all: It is my great honor to

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Problems? Become Part of the Solution!

In a story attributed to Abraham Lincoln’s circuit riding days, the judge reportedly asked Lincoln one afternoon if he had heard Abe make the opposite argument in another case that morning. The future president reportedly answered something like, “yes, your honor, but I was wrong this morning.” Law schools train students to analyze problems and

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Indiana Lawyers: A High Standard of Professional Conduct

It is unfortunate that the State of Indiana has been embroiled in controversy that no peaceful person of any perspective would desire since the enactment of SB 101. With the enactment of Senate Enrolled Act 50, perhaps our fair state will heal from the wounds of division that the world has witnessed these past few days.

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2015 Indiana Civic Health Index

Former US Congressman Lee H. Hamilton, former Indiana Chief Justice Randall T. Shepard, and Indiana Bar Foundation President Donald Lundberg gathered lawyers, college and law school representatives, congressional staffers, and several high-ranking Indiana government officials at a Monday luncheon to discuss Indiana’s civic health. The event kicked off a series of presentations that the luncheon’s

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Let’s keep the state of the bench and bar sound

Several customs and traditions about the Indiana State Bar Association presidency offer once-in-a-lifetime experiences. The most recent of those experiences was my privilege to attend Indiana Chief Justice Loretta Rush’s first State of the Judiciary address to the Indiana General Assembly last Wednesday. Aside from the momentous honor of witnessing the delivery of that speech

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The Cobbler’s Children

By James Dimos Many of us have heard the old adage about the cobbler’s children having no shoes. As a reminder, it teaches that professionals or artisans may become so absorbed in their work for others that they neglect using their skills for themselves or those closest to them. Recent studies suggest that more than

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Women behaving badly?

By James Dimos Elizabeth (Bessie) Jane Eaglesfield was one of the first female graduates from the University of Michigan School of Law and was Indiana’s first woman lawyer. Ms. Eaglesfield was admitted to the bar in 1875 under a Vigo Circuit Court order that established she was “of good moral character, a voter, and a

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You’ve Got A Friend

By James Dimos As I mentioned recently in Res Gestae, I am an Aaron Sorkin fan. Of course, by definition this means that I am a West Wing fan as well. In season 2, episode 10, Leo McGarry shares the following story with Josh Lyman as it is clear that Josh is struggling with post-traumatic

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