Friday, July 27, 2018
The official newsletter of the Indiana State Bar Association
ISBA News & Events
ISBA finalizes partnerships with all four Indiana law schools

The Indiana State Bar Association's Board of Governors voted to approve a partnership with the Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law, during a board meeting Aug. 24. With that in place, ISBA now has partnerships with all four Indiana law schools -- McKinney, IU's Mauer School of Law, the Notre Dame Law School and Valparaiso University Law School. As part of the arrangement, all law students in Indiana will become ISBA members. Additionally, the board recommended the House of Delegates adopt bylaws changes that will allow students to get more involved in ISBA sections and committees.

We are going to Cuba!

The Indiana State Bar Association is heading to Cuba for an immersive CLE from Feb. 22-26, 2019. Last year's trip SOLD OUT, and this year's trip has limited availability. We will go beyond tourist corridors by engaging with local scholars, attorneys, musicians and artists who will offer in-depth commentary on the Cuban legal system, art, history, architecture and religion. D eposits for the trip are due Nov. 1.

SAVE THE DATE: Solo & Small Firm Institute, Nov. 8, South Bend

ISBA is partnering with the St. Joseph County Bar Association to bring the best of the Solo & Small Firm Conference to Northern Indiana. The inaugural Solo & Small Firm Institute will take place Nov. 8 at Aloft South Bend. The day-long event will reprise several of the best sessions from the Solo & Small Firm Conference that was held this spring in French Lick. More details to come!
2018 ISBA Golf Scramble SATURDAY at Pebble Brook Golf Club

It's not too late to join us for the annual ISBA Golf Scramble, sponsored by the Young Lawyers Section. Join us Saturday at Pebble Brook Golf Club in Noblesville. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the Indiana Coalition Against Domestic Violence. The entry fee covers your green fee, cart, driving range, breakfast and awards luncheon.


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Of Interest
IUPUI looking for local lawyers and judges to judge Mock Trial Tournament
There will be an undergraduate Mock Trial Tournament on Nov. 10-11 at IUPUI and organizers need help. The rounds will be Saturday (9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. and 2-5:30 p.m.) and Sunday (8:30 a.m.-12 p.m. and 1:30-5 p.m.) at IU McKinney School of Law in Indianapolis. Breakfast and lunch will be provided both days. If you are interested in judging or if you have any questions, please contact Kailey Ruggiero via email Or sign up to judge here.

Judges sought for IU Maurer School of Law Moot Court Competition
Moot Court rounds at the 2018 Sherman Minton Moot Court Competition will run this year from Oct. 17 through Nov. 14. Each session consists of two 15-minute oral arguments followed by time for judges to speak informally with the competitors. Click here for more information. You can sign up by emailing

Allen County Superior Court has openings for two judicial clerkships
Indiana Legal News
Sweeney confirmed to Southern District bench
James Sweeney, a partner at Barnes & Thornburg, was unanimously confirmed to the Southern District Indiana Court. President Donald Trump nominated him for the position in November.

State settles sales tax lawsuit with out-of-state retailers
The settlement comes in the wake of the U.S. Supreme Court decision issued in June that says states are allowed to pass laws that require sellers without a physical presence in the state to collect sales tax.

Indiana sheriffs push for more funding to house felons
ndiana's county jails currently get a $35 per-day payment for every Level 6 felon they house. But it's been at least 30 years since that amount changed.

Seniors applying for bankruptcy on the rise
Rising medical costs seen as the biggest reason for the 500 percent jump since 1991.
ISBA Member Benefit
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The Indiana State Bar Association has partnered with SoFi to offer our members and their families a $300 Welcome Bonus upon refinancing their student or Parent PLUS loans through SoFi is the market leader for student loan refinancing. Checking your rate takes two minutes has zero impact on your credit score since SoFi only does a soft credit inquiry.