Advanced Issues in Indiana Gaming – Sept. 7-8

The ICLEF Advanced Gaming Law seminar returns, this time we gather at the Blue Chip Casino Hotel & Spa in Michigan City.  Leading us once again is Sara Gonso Tait, Executive Director of the Indiana Gaming Commission.

If your practice in any way involves itself in the Indiana gaming industry, this is a “must attend” event.  Preferred overnight rates at the Blue Chip Casino Hotel & Spa are available, but you need to reserve your room by August 18th. (Info Below)

• The Future of Sports Betting: a PASPA Repeal?

• Emerging Technology and Gaming
  (e-sports, DFS, video-gaming terminals, skill-based games, i-gaming, etc.)
  (panel discussion)

• Anti-Money Laundering compliance and best practices

• The State of Indiana Regulation: changes in policy and procedure over the last two years 

• Tribal lands in Indiana: the potential impact, approaches from other states
and the South Bend Agreement


Sara Gonso Tait – Chair
Executive Director, Indiana Gaming Commission

Cristal Brisco
Corporation Counsel, City of South Bend

Elaine Guidroz
Full House Resorts, Secretary & General Counsel Walt Stowe, former FBI special agent and casino compliance and legal executive

Adam Packer
General Counsel, IGT Indiana

Philip Sicuso
Partner, Bingham Greenebaum Doll

Greg Small
General Counsel, Indiana Gaming Commission

Ryan Soultz
Director of Governmental Affairs, Boyd Gaming Central Region

Ed Winkofsky
Greenberg Traurig, Shareholder


There will be a hosted reception for faculty, attendees and guests following the first day of the seminar, Thursday, September 7 at 5 :15 P.M.


Blue Chip Casino Hotel & Spa, Michigan City:
A special room rate is available for both the “Blue Chip Standard” ($99 + tax) and “Spa Blu Standard” ($109 + tax) rooms.  Please advise you are with the ICLEF Group when making your reservation. Contact the Blue Chip Reservations Department at 888.879.7711 by August 18, 2017.


6 CLE – Thursday & Friday, September 7-8

Live In-Person Only Seminar
– Blue Chip Casino Hotel & Spa, Michigan City, IN

ICLEF • Indiana Continuing Legal Education Forum, Indianapolis, IN


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e-Filing in Indiana: Proficient Paperless Practice, Live in 2 Locations!

e-Filing in Indiana: Proficient Paperless Practice, Live in 2 Locations!

You or your staff may have already learned the basics on how to e-File in Indiana…

Now take the next step.

Until recently the modern practice of law required the filing of reams of paper with the courts and opposing counsel. This “paper” was in addition to the files that you kept in your law office.
No longer… With the recent change in Indiana to mandatory e-Filing, many practitioners are scrambling to catch-up to the requirement to digitize all documents being submitted to the court.

This program will help guide you through the steps you need to take to have a proficient paperless practice.
• What is the best way to digitize your filing cabinets full of paper files?
• How do you organize, track, calendar, and reply to numerous e-mail requests from the court and opposing counsel for additional information?
• How do you safeguard your digital files from unauthorized access?
• How should you back-up your digital files?
• What steps should you take, right now, to exploit current technology to help you become a more proficient, efficient, and effective attorney for your client?

• Modern day paperless law office (or less paper)
• E-Filing in Indiana: A review of specific requirements & the actual e-filing process
• Converting paper to digital: Scanning options. Demonstration of desktop scanning
• PDFing for legal professionals using Adobe Acrobat & Nuance PowerPDF: Legal professionals must learn how to manipulate, edit & secure PDFs in today’s paper-free world!
• Document management: How to organize, process, & find emails & digital files in a law practice
• Case management, document automation & security
• Staying paperless on an iPad or other mobile device

Paul J. Unger is a Founding member of HMU Consulting, Inc. in Columbus, Ohio. HMU specializes in trial presentation consulting, case management software, and legal-specific software training for law firms and legal departments throughout the Midwest. He has provided trial presentation consultation for over 100 cases over the past 5 years. He is also on the adjunct faculty for Capital University Law School’s paralegal program. He is the author of Microsoft Word for Legal Professionals, Amicus Attorney for Legal Professionals, Palm Devices for Legal Professionals, and Outlook for Legal Professionals, manuals designed to maximize the use of legal-specific features.

9:00 A.M. – 4:30 P.M. (Both Locations)

AUGUST 8 – Indianapolis
– ICLEF Conference Facility, Indianapolis

AUGUST 9 – Fort Wayne
– Grand Wayne Center, Fort Wayne

Non-Legal Subject Matter (CLE / NLS)
Up to 12 hours of your 36 CLE hour requirement can be obtained attending NLS (Non-Legal Subject Matter) seminar. MCLE Rule 29, Section 3(a).

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Planning Your First Estate Plan – July 21

Planning Your First Estate Plan – July 21

The Planning Your First Series…
is designed to help the new lawyer advance their practice by providing helpful, practical tips and information from seasoned experts in the field.
This is an excellent networking opportunity and useful reference material
and forms will be available. This is also great way to start accumulating
your required Continuing Legal Education Credits!

• Essential Components of a Will
• Considerations in Drafting Testamentary Trusts for Children
• Overview of Ancillary Estate Planning Documents (advance directives, financial powers of attorney, funeral directives, designation of standby guardian)
• Planning with Special Assets (digital assets, closely-held business assets, farm assets, antiques/heirlooms)
• Considerations in Selecting Fiduciaries (trustees, guardians, personal representatives)
• Use of Revocable Trusts as Supplement/Alternative to Wills
• Planning with Beneficiary-Designated Assets

John A. Gardner, Chair
Faegre Baker Daniels LLP, Indianapolis

Kinsey L. Arnett
Faegre Baker Daniels LLP, Indianapolis

Troy D. Farmer
Senior Wealth Planner, Fifth Third Private Bank, Indianapolis

Kent A. Jeffirs
Kent A. Jeffirs, Attorney at Law PC, Crown Point

Sean E. Obermeyer
Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP, Indianapolis

Mark W. Pfeiffer
Harrison & Moberly, LLP, Indianapolis

6 CLE / 6 NLC – Friday, July 21; 9:00 A.M. – 4:30 P.M.

– ICLEF Conference Facility, Indianapolis

– DeFur Voran, LLP, Muncie
– Reiling Teder & Schrier, LLC, Lafayette

– From your home or office computer



Additional Planning Your First Seminars:
Planning Your First Criminal Defense Case – July 21
Planning Your First Personal Injury Case – August 4

ICLEF • Indiana Continuing Legal Education Forum, Indianapolis, IN

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Traumatic Brain Injury Cases, June 29

Traumatic Brain Injury Cases, June 29

With more and more people being diagnosed with brain injuries, TBI is a matter that simply cannot be tied to just professional athletes. Information is evolving at a quickening pace regarding the diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation efforts for TBI survivors. Despite greater awareness than ever, many of these injuries go untreated.

This program is designed to present you with the medical and legal aspects of brain injury litigation, as well as equip you with valuable tools and strategies to help you more effectively represent your clients. It is important that you know what to do when building up a liability or a defense case.


• Concussion Litigation Update

• The importance of coordinating care and treatment with a doctor of physical medicine and rehabilitation (physiatry) in a traumatic brain injury case. Topics will include the “team doctor” approach at coordinating care and treatment of TBI survivors. Such may include, but not be limited to, referrals to neuro optometrists, neuropsychologist, neuro psychiatrists, neurologist and others that are in the care continuum for individuals with brain injury of all types.

• Neuropsychology 101 – Presentation will include, in part, the following:
– Clinical v. Forensic Examinations and limitations to each Ethical quandaries in the Psychological field Neuropsychological Assessment (baseline testing, test batteries, test selection, test environment, test fatigue and test interpretation).
– DSM V Diagnosis

• Types and Mechanisms of Brain Injury as well as the strengths and limitations of imaging and testing in demonstrating brain injury and treatments for brain injury.

• Rehabilitation Robotics

• Life Care Planning in a case involving a traumatic brain injury.
– TBI is a lifelong, ongoing disease process that gets worse, not better over time. It has been demonstrated that the needs of TBI survivors increase and present the risk of developing dementia, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and ALS. As a result, long term needs may come into play as a person gets older and must be taken into account many years before they are realized.

• Ethics In Traumatic Brain Injury Cases


Daniel S. Chamberlain – Co-Chair
Cohen & Malad, LLP, Indianapolis

Michael D. Moon – Co-Chair
Barnes & Thornburg LLP, Indianapolis

Dr. Ryan Cardinal, PT, DPT
Indiana University Health Neuroscience Center, Indianapolis

Shirley A. Daugherty, RN, BSN, CNLCP®, MSCC
Daugherty & Associates, LLC, Muncie

Dr. Tracy D. Gunter, M.D.
IU School of Medicine; IU Robert H. McKinney School of Law, Indianapolis

Dr. Sheryl D. Katta-Charles, M.D.
Indiana University Health / Rehabilitation Hospital of Indiana, Indianapolis

Dr. Polly Westcott, Psy.D.
Clinical Neuropsychologist, Indianapolis


6 CLE / .5 E – Thursday, June 29;  9:00 A.M. – 4:30 P.M.

– ICLEF Conference Facility, Indianapolis

– From your home or office computer


ICLEF • Indiana Continuing Legal Education Forum, Indianapolis, IN

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