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Excellence in CLE Award Recipients

ICLEF would like to recognize the efforts of several extraordinary people. These individuals received the highest award of achievement ICLEF bestows to those who have committed their efforts to our distinct mission as Indiana’s premier provider of CLE – The “Excellence in Continuing Legal Education Award.”

The list of recipients of the Excellence in CLE Award reflects some of the best and most dedicated to our profession including:
• Former Chief Justice Randall Sheperd
• Indiana Court of Appeals Judge Melissa May
• Muncie attorney Bob Beasley
• Arlington & Roe Vice President Rick Pitts
• Nationally recognized family law attorney Andy Mallor

These Excellence in CLE recipients belong in this elite group for their tireless and committed efforts to ICLEF and their limitless enthusiasm to continuing legal education. We are honored to call you friends and colleagues.

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MaryEllen Bishop
MaryEllen Bishop has been a long time friend of ICLEF and has served and continues to serve this organization through her efforts as both a faculty member and a faculty chair in ICLEF’s expansive Estate & Trust curriculum. Most notably, MaryEllen has co-chaired ICLEF’s annual Midwest Estate Tax and Business Planning Institute since 2012. Her diligence and care leading the Institute have preserved the seminar as one of the most relevant in the Midwest, while maintaining the tradition, integrity and quality that have made the Institute a bedrock of ICLEF’s curriculum for 43 years.

While balancing both her private practice and her significant responsibilities as a Trustee of Indiana University – instead of suggesting to ICLEF she diminish her role in programming, MaryEllen asked “What can I do to continue to help?” It is this genuine response and care to educate Indiana lawyers that makes MaryEllen such an integral part of this organization.

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Michael Bishop
Michael Bishop has served ICLEF in several capacities over the years. Having served two terms on the ICLEF Board, including as an Executive Committee member, Michael has also been an ICLEF Committee Chairperson, a Program Faculty Member, and a Program Chairperson.

Michael has not only helped shape ICLEF’s Alternative Dispute Resolution curriculum, but he remains actively involved in numerous ICLEF efforts including our complex litigation and adoption law seminars and our four-day intensive workshop the Trial Advocacy Skills College.

It is not simply Michael’s effective and appropriate leadership or the inexhaustible enthusiasm he brings to CLE that we recognize him. Most significantly, we recognize him for his untiring support of ICLEF and its mission.

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Thomas Lemon
While his tenure as ICLEF President in 1992 may be well remembered, his legacy to this organization and the practicing bar of Indiana will no doubt be his work as Primary Instructor for the ICLEF 40-Hour Civil Mediation Training.

For the past 24 years, Tom has led this five-day intensive course, and has done so as many as four times a year, on behalf of ICLEF. Through these efforts, it is safe to say that the style and effectiveness of the mediation process in Indiana has been directly shaped and influenced by his teachings.

His love of teaching could be seen on his face each time he entered the building to prepare for the week long effort. He will truly be irreplaceable.

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Mark-McNeely-ICLEF-1Mark McNeely
Mark McNeely has served this organization with several terms on the ICLEF Board of Directors. But the apex of his involvement came in 2010 through 2012 when serving as President of ICLEF. At that time, ICLEF significantly changed its corporate governance to reflect a leaner, more flexible organization, enabling ICLEF to quickly adapt to the changing educational needs of the Indiana legal community. It was the steadfast and resolute character shown under Mark’s leadership that set ICLEF on the path to a bright future.

While Mark’s term as a Member of ICLEF’s Board of Directors has expired, we know that he will remain an important part of this organization for years to come.

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Alan-Hux-ICLEF-1Alan Hux
Taking the helm as President after Mark, Alan Hux has led ICLEF these most recent years during a time of transition and succession. During his tenure, we have reshaped our bylaws to allow more involvement of those purposely dedicated to continuing legal education. As well, he addressed the difficult task of developing and executing a proper succession plan of our staff leadership that had remained steady for almost 25 years.

Through all of this, Alan was a constant and trustworthy steward of ICLEF’s best interest, its present and its future.

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Linda-Meier-ICLEF-1Linda Meier
It is hard to envision an ICLEF without Linda Meier, and fortunately we do not yet have to. It is important to recognize the contributions Linda has provided thus far.

She has served ICLEF in the roles of program faculty, program chairperson, board member, committee chairperson and its President. She has been the face and voice of ICLEF, representing ICLEF by attending meetings, symposiums, dinners, conclaves, lectures and law-related functions too numerous to count.

Never has she ignored the needs of ICLEF. Through all of these efforts and demands, her loyalty and commitment have never wavered.

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John M ODrobinak, Secretary, Board of Directors, ICLEFJack O’Drobinak
Jack’s enthusiasm for the law is only matched by his love of teaching. In addition to serving on the ICLEF Board, including serving on ICLEF’s Executive Committee, Jack has been extremely active in seminar development, having presented in over 60 ICLEF seminars as well as drafting three “ICLEF Legal Publications” – The Guardian’s Handbook, The Estate Planner’s Index and The Trust Account Systems Manual.

Jack will go down as one of ICLEF’s most prolific faculty, presenting in any format from one hour to six hours and to any practice level from fresh-out-of-law-school to addressing some of the most complex estate administration issues.

His quick wit and “no nonsense” presentation style have endeared him to ICLEF audiences statewide these many years. But make no mistake; those of us who have worked with Jack know there is a great deal of work and preparation that goes into every presentation. His desire for excellence is what we wish to recognize.

 

ICLEF • Indiana Continuing Legal Education Forum, Indianapolis

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50% OFF All On Demand Seminars

It’s time for the Annual 50% Off* On Demand Sale! You will not find a more economical way to sample an ICLEF On Demand seminar. From July 15 through August 15 we are offering all of our On Demand seminars at 50% OFF* our standard online registration fee! This year, avoid the crowds and the traffic and enjoy a tremendous savings when fulfilling your CLE requirements. If you have not already experienced ICLEF On Demand, now is the time see for yourself why it has become the most convenient and effective way to view CLE programming.

Effective On Demand CLE Just Became Even Better!

20 of ICLEF’s Most Popular On Demand Seminars:

GETTING “WITTE” WITH ETHICS
1 CLE / 1 E – An ICLEF On Demand Seminar from January 2016

ANNUAL CRIMINAL CASE LAW UPDATE
1 CLE – An ICLEF On Demand Seminar from November 2015

A REVIEW OF THE UPDATED CHILD SUPPORT GUIDELINES
1 CLE – An ICLEF On Demand Seminar from April 2016

MEDIATION ETHICS: VIEWS BEYOND THE CODE & INTO PRACTICE
2 CLE / 2 E – An ICLEF On Demand Seminar from May 2016

VIGNETTES OF LEGAL ETHICS 2015
3 CLE / 3 E – An ICLEF On Demand Seminar from October 2015

AVOIDING MALPRACTICE & ETHICS COMPLAINTS FROM THE FIRST CLIENT CONTACT
3 CLE / 3 E – An ICLEF On Demand Seminar from November 2015

TRUST ACCOUNTS MADE EASY
3 CLE / 3 E – An ICLEF On Demand Seminar from July 2015

AN INTRODUCTION TO ELDER LAW & SPECIAL NEEDS TRUSTS
3 CLE – An ICLEF On Demand Seminar from December 2015

INDIANA JUDGES ON INDIANA EVIDENCE
6 CLE / 1.5 E – An ICLEF On Demand Seminar from October 2015

37th INDIANA LAW UPDATE
12 CLE / 1 E / 12 P&FCL – An ICLEF On Demand Seminar from September 2015
DAY 1 – 6 CLE / 1 E / 6 P&FCL

DAY 2 – 6 CLE / 6 P&FCL

2015 YEAR IN REVIEW
12 CLE / 1 E  – An ICLEF On Demand Seminar from December 2015
DAY 1 – 6 CLE / 1 E 

DAY 2 – 6 CLE

CONTRACT DRAFTING
6 CLE – An ICLEF On Demand Seminar from December 2015

120 HOT TIPS IN ESTATE, TRUST & PROBATE PRACTICE
6 CLE – An ICLEF On Demand Seminar from December 2015

ADVANCED MERGERS & ACQUISITIONS
6 CLE / 1 E – An ICLEF On Demand Seminar from October 2015

THE ESTATE PLANNING TRILEMMA: TRUSTS VS. WILLS VS. TOD PROPERTY
6 CLE / 1.5 E – An ICLEF On Demand Seminar from February 2016

WHEN DISASTERS STRIKE: WHATSHOULD YOU DO FOR YOUR CLIENT?
6 CLE – An ICLEF On Demand Seminar from February 2016

THE LAWYER’S COMPASS: CHARACTER, ETHICS AND TRUST IN MODERN LEGAL PRACTICE
6 CLE / 6 E – An ICLEF On Demand Seminar from May 2016

MAKE LEGAL TECHNOLOGY WORKFOR YOU & YOUR CLIENTS
6 CLE / 1.5 E – An ICLEF On Demand Seminar from September 2015

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* Enter the above coupon code at checkout for 50% off ICLEF Online/On Demand seminars beginning July 15 and ending August 15, 2016. Purchase must be made online to receive discount. ICLEF will not apply discount retroactively, so don’t forget to use the coupon code. Other ICLEF products may be purchased in the same transaction; seminar materials, live seminars, webcasts, etc., but only the ICLEF Online/On Demand seminars will be discounted. You have 30-days from the original date of purchase to complete your seminar. Some restrictions apply.

ICLEF • Indiana Continuing Legal Education Forum, Indianapolis, IN

 

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The Basics of Bankruptcy: 7-Part Vignettes Series, July – September

ICLEF Presents a no-frills, low cost, high caliber continuing legal education, The Basics of Bankruptcy: 7-Part Vignettes Series. Bringing you experienced attorneys and jurists to discuss seven specific Bankruptcy topics.

Now, at your convenience, in one and two-hour live “nuts and bolts” presentations, you may gather the latest information while gaining valuable insight in a variety of Bankruptcy practice areas…. All arranged for your advantage.
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SEMINARS:
Affects of Bankruptcy on Divorce
1 CLE – An On Demand Seminar From July 2016

Mysteries of the Means Test Revealed
2 CLE – Tuesday, July 26, 11:00 A.M. – 1:00 P.M.
Live In-Person: ICLEF Conference Facility, Indianapolis
Live Group Webcast: Taft Law Office, Indianapolis
Live Individual Webcast: From your home or office computer

Ethics in Bankruptcy
1 CLE / 1 E – Tuesday, August 2, 12:15 P.M. – 1:15 P.M.
Live In-Person: ICLEF Conference Facility, Indianapolis
Live Group Webcast: Ice Miller Law Office, Indianapolis
Live Individual Webcast: From your home or office computer

How to Avoid Common Mistakes in Bankruptcy
1 CLE – Tuesday, August 9, 12:15 P.M. – 1:15 P.M.
Live In-Person: ICLEF Conference Facility, Indianapolis
Live Individual Webcast: From your home or office computer

Dealing with Student Loan Debt in Bankruptcy
1 CLE – Tuesday, August 16, 12:15 P.M. – 1:15 P.M.
Live In-Person: ICLEF Conference Facility, Indianapolis
Live Group Webcast: Ice Miller Law Office, Indianapolis
Live Individual Webcast: From your home or office computer

Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Proceedings
2 CLE – Wednesday, August 31, 11:00 A.M. – 1:00 P.M.
Live In-Person: ICLEF Conference Facility, Indianapolis
Live Individual Webcast: From your home or office computer

Litigation in Bankruptcy
1 CLE – Wednesday, September 14, 12:15 P.M. – 1:15 P.M.
Live In-Person: ICLEF Conference Facility, Indianapolis
Live Individual Webcast: From your home or office computer
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FACULTY:
Mark S. Zuckerberg – Series Chair
Bankruptcy Law Office of Mark S. Zuckerberg, P.C., Indianapolis, IN

Honorable Jeffrey J. Graham
United States Bankruptcy Court, Indianapolis, IN
Seminars: Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Proceedings & How to Avoid Common Mistakes in Bankruptcy

Michael J. Hebenstreit
Whitham Hebenstreit & Zubek, LLP, Indianapolis, IN
Seminar: Affects of Bankruptcy on Divorce

Joseph F. McGonigal or a Representative from the Office of the United States Trustee
Office of the United States Trustee, Indianapolis, IN
Seminars: Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Proceedings, Ethics in Bankruptcy & How to Avoid Common Mistakes in Bankruptcy

Ronald J. Moore or a Representative from the Office of the United States Trustee
Assistant United States Trustee, Office of the United States Trustee, Indianapolis, IN
Seminar: Mysteries of the Means Test Revealed

Sally J. O’Connor
Bankruptcy Law Office of Mark S. Zuckerberg, P.C., Indianapolis, IN
Seminar: Dealing with Student Loan Debt in Bankruptcy

James E. Rossow, Jr.
Rubin & Levin, P.C., Indianapolis, IN
Seminar: Litigation in Bankruptcy

Gregory K. Silver
Attorney and Trustee, Indianapolis, IN
Seminar: Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Proceedings

Stacy M. Wissel
Chapter 7 Trustee, Decker, IN
Seminar: Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Proceedings

 

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Which Support Calculator Are You Using? What Do the Numbers Mean?

By Richard Mann, Richard A. Mann, P.C., Indianapolis

Recently there was a question posed as to why The Indiana Support Master Software and the Indiana Supreme Court Calculator resulted in different support amounts with the seemingly same numbers. The example given, involved a Father who was designated as the non-custodial parent exercising 190 overnights per year, leaving Mother with 175 overnights. As the designated custodial parent, Mother was to pay the amount commonly known as the 6% rule amount for uninsured health expenses and the controlled expenses. Based on Father making a gross income of $2,500 a week and Mother making a gross income of $750 a week and no other variables, what is the support amount? When calculating child support you must pay close attention to all the factors. It appears that using the Support Master when you designate who the Payor is, you are basically deciding who will be attributed the parenting time credit and who pays the controlled expenses. If the person is the Payor then that person receives the parenting time credit and the other pays the controlled expenses. If you want the person with more than 183 overnights to receive the credit for the additional overnights then in the Support Master you must list the other person as the Payor. You would then need to address the controlled expenses if the person with the most overnights is not paying them. A person who is not the “custodial parent” may have more overnights in a situation where that person does not work in the summer and has more overnights as a result of time in excess of the guidelines in the summer. In the Supreme Court calculator, you can put both at 183 and then you are asked to select who pays the controlled expenses. By switching who is designated to pay the controlled expenses, you can see the difference it causes in the support amount and then adjust your support order accordingly.

INDIANA SUPPORT MASTER
The Indiana Support Master lists on page 1 the third line of item 7 “credit for parenting time for 190 overnights” and the result is credit of $90.60 for Father. This results in Father paying $149.40 or $149 per week as it is rounded down to the nearest even dollar amount. It then lists Mother as paying the first $973.44 of uninsured medical i.e. the 6% rule. Now go to the parenting time credit worksheet on line 1PT it says 183. This is because the child support guidelines parenting time credit table does not go beyond 50-50 or 183 overnights. It appears that the guidelines assume if you have more than 183 overnights you are the custodial parent. So if you make Father the custodial parent with Mother having the 175 overnights the resulting support is $98.35 and Father pays the 6% amount. If you use 183 overnights each such as in an equal time arrangement and Mother is the custodial parent under Indiana Support Master, Father still pays the $149, and Mother pays the 6% amount and all controlled expenses. If Father is designated the custodial parent he pays $103 per week, the 6% amount, and all controlled expenses. It should be noted that controlled expenses account for approximately 15% of the cost of raising a child.

INDIANA SUPREME COURT CALCULATOR
If you use the same scenario as above and use those numbers into this calculator, in the first example you have Father paying $94 and the calculator automatically defaults and assumes the Father is custodial parent. The issue with the default in the program is that in the comments on the worksheet it says Custodial Parent Annual Obligation is $973.44 on the 6% rule. It does not identify which parent is presumed to be Custodial in the calculation. One might say well it is obvious is it not? We all know that at times designation as to who is custodial is very important to people unrelated to the support obligation. In the second scenario above this calculator asks you who will pay the controlled expenses and changes the support by approximately $45 a week. To obtain a number closer to credit with 190 overnights, you select one person at 184+and the other at 181-183 and designate the person who you want to pay controlled expenses.

The point of this article is that if you are using shared custody arrangements in an agreement, you must also designate who pays the controlled expenses that include, but are not limited to, the uninsured medical expenses. It appears that neither calculator will give you a number, which gives the person not paying controlled expenses, more than 183-184 overnights.

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Richard A. Mann has been practicing Family Law for more than 36 years in the Indianapolis area and throughout the State of Indiana. He is a Certified Family Law Specialist as certified by the Family Law Certification Committee, a Registered Family Law and Civil Law Mediator and Guardian ad Litem and Parenting Coordinator. Mr. Mann and his firm, Richard A. Mann, P.C. Attorneys at Law, are proud to have been one of the firms who represented Same-Sex couples who were successful in overturning Indiana’s ban on Same-Sex marriage. He continues to fight discrimination in the law.

While a large portion of Mr. Mann’s practice is in the Family Law area he also represents several corporations on contract, personnel and other matters. He also has a varied General Practice in wills, estates, juvenile matters, collections, probate throughout the state of Indiana. Mr. Mann has tried murder cases as well as a death penalty case.

Mr. Mann has been selected for inclusion in Super Lawyers SuperLawyers Edition for 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 & 2016.

Follow Richard Mann on FacebookTwitter, or read more blogs by him here.

This blog does not constitute legal advice nor does it establish an attorney client relationship. This is for general information purposes as in most legal situations the facts and terms of an agreement between the parties can affect the result.

ICLEF • Indiana Continuing Legal Education Forum, Indianapolis, IN

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