Planning Your First Criminal Defense Case – July 20

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!

• Pre-Indictment / Pre-Charge Strategies
• Ethics in Criminal Matters
• Sizing Up Your Case – A Synopsis from Initial Client Interview through Disposition
• Developing Your Theory of the Case
• Client Interviews & Hearing / Trial Preparation
• Question & Answer Forum
• Discovery / Witness Interviews
• Plea Agreements, Change of Plea Hearings, the Record for Appeal
• Motion Practice (Motions to Dismiss, Motions to Suppress, Motions in Limine)
• Hearings & Trials
• Sentencing Preparation, Defense Presentence Memorandums, Sentencing Hearings


Mark W. Rutherford, Chair
Thrasher Buschmann & Voelkel, P.C., Indianapolis

Richard O. Adams
Marion County Public Defender Agency, Indianapolis

James J. Bell
Paganelli Law Group, Indianapolis

Derrick A. Mason
Public Defender Commission, Indianapolis

Ginny Maxwell
Law Office of Ginny Maxwell, Indianapolis

Clayton W. Morgan
Law Office of Clayton W. Morgan, Indianapolis

Amy P. Payne
Monroe County Public Defender Office, Bloomington


6 CLE / .5 E / 6 New Lawyer Credit
Thursday, July 20; 9:00 A.M. – 4:30 P.M.

– ICLEF Conference Facility, Indianapolis

– From your home or office computer


Additional Planning Your First Seminars:
Planning Your First Estate Plan – July 21
Planning Your First Personal Injury Case – August 4

ICLEF • Indiana Continuing Legal Education Forum, Indianapolis, IN

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Legislative Update 2017

Legislative Update for 2017 – June 14

Legislative Update 2017Join Senator Eric A. Koch and his faculty for this year’s Legislative Update. This program presents a look back at the key pieces of legislative activity that occurred during the busy 2017 session, as well as the impact they will have upon your practice.

We will also take a quick glimpse throughout the day of what may lie ahead for the 2018 session.

Criminal Law Matters
– Senator R. Michael Young

Regulatory Matters
Coverage to Include: Alcohol Sales, CBD Oil, Air B-N-B
– Senator Karen R. Tallian

Local Government Matters
Coverage to Include: Preemptions, Annexation, Environmental Issues, Small Business and Economic Development Issues
– Representative Ryan M. Dvorak

Civil Law Catch All
Coverage to Include: Property, Probate, Guardianship, Filing Fees, and Several Others
– Senator Randall C. Head

Coverage to Include: Marion County Reorganization, DNA, Voidable Transfer Act, Judicial Transfer, the Abortion Bill
– Representative Thomas W. Washburne

Senator Eric A. Koch – Chair
The Koch Law Firm, P.C., Bloomington
State Senator, Bedford

Representative Ryan M. Dvorak
May Oberfell Lorber, Mishawaka

Senator Randall C. Head
Tribbett Law Office, Logansport

Senator Karen R. Tallian
Attorney At Law, Portage

Representative Thomas W. Washburne
Old National Bancorp, Evansville

Senator R. Michael Young
Indiana State Senate – District 35, Indianapolis

3 CLE – Wednesday, June 14; 9:00 A.M. – 12:15 P.M.

– ICLEF Conference Facility, Indianapolis

– Ice Miller Law Office, Indianapolis

– From your home or office computer

– Available after Live Seminar date

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RFRA Claims: What are the Issues? Plaintiff & Defense Perspectives – May 18

RFRA Claims: What are the Issues? Plaintiff & Defense Perspectives – May 18

• Legal Developments Leading Up to RFRAs
– Brief History of Religious Exercise Protections in the U.S.
– Pre-Smith
– Smith
– The Federal RFRA & Boerne

• State RFRAs and the Indiana Experience
– States that have State RFRAs
– Recent State RFRA Attempts – Indiana and Other State Experiences

• RFRAs and Discrimination Claims
– How RFRAs Work
– Actual Cases Under Existing Federal and State RFRAs

• Indiana Rule of Professional Conduct 8.4(g) & RFRA Clients

• Approaching the Issues – Balancing Interests When Competing Rights Collide
Example Scenarios:
– Employers vs. Birth Control and Medical Abortions
– Pharmacists vs. Birth Control and Medical Abortions
– Ministers and Churches vs. Same Sex Weddings
– Landlords/Wedding Venues vs. Same Sex Customers
– Wedding Vendors vs. Same Sex Customers
– Adoption Agencies vs. Same Sex Applicants

Barry A. Bostrom – Chair
Attorney At Law, Terre Haute

Kenneth J. Falk
American Civil Liberties Union of Indiana, Indianapolis

Professor Robert A. Katz
Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law, Indianapolis

Brian J. Paul
Faegre Baker Daniels LLP, Indianapolis

Peter J. Rusthoven
Barnes & Thornburg LLP, Indianapolis

Professor Margaret C. Tarkington
Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law, Indianapolis

Plaintiff & Defense Perspectives
4.25 CLE / .5 E – Thursday, May 18; 9:00 A.M. – 2:30 P.M.

– ICLEF Conference Facility, Indianapolis

– From your home or office computer

ICLEF • Indiana Continuing Legal Education Forum, Indianapolis

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Introductory Interdisciplinary Collaborative Practice Training, May 11-12

ICLEF has partnered with the IACP to provide a comprehensive two-day training that will help legal, mental health and financial professionals gain a strong foundation in Collaborative Practice. Taught by a highly experienced interdisciplinary team, the training focuses on the skill sets of each profession and the integration of those skills in the process. Participants will be introduced to the theories, practices, and skills needed to begin a Collaborative practice. This program will also be helpful to those who wish to refresh their initial Collaborative training experience and deepen their understanding, while networking with other colleagues in the Collaborative community.

No need to travel far….
ICLEF is bringing Internationally acclaimed trainers Mariette Geldenhuys, Barbara Hummel and Lisa Schnieder right here to the Hoosier state to teach a two-day Introductory Interdisciplinary Training, which meets IACP Standards and is designed to provide you with the foundation necessary for success as a Collaborative practitioner.

What will you learn?
• How the collaborative team process works, the professionals involved and the wisdom of teams
• Advocacy in a collaborative context and understanding advocacy needs
• The importance of neutrality
• Understanding of interest-based negotiation
• Knowledge of Spectrum of Interest/ Core Concerns
• Facilitation of an initial client meeting and how to explain the process
• Overcoming resistance and perspectives of fairness
• Comprehensive Team Protocols,  screening and process design
• Professional team preparation and critical debriefing

What is the IACP?
The IACP is the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals, an international community of legal, mental health and financial professionals working in concert to create client-centered processes for resolving conflict.

Vision: Transform how conflict is resolved worldwide through Collaborative Practice.

Mission: IACP supports Collaborative Practice as a conflict resolution option worldwide by:
• establishing & upholding the essential elements, ethical & practice standards of Collaborative Practice;
• fostering professional excellence by educating and providing resources to Collaborative practitioners;
• leading and integrating the Collaborative community; and
• promoting the growth of Collaborative Practice.

Our IACP trainers are experienced pioneers in Collaborative Practice
Lisa Schneider has participated in the establishment, growth and on-going training of Collaborative Practice Groups around California’s Bay Area since 2002. She regularly presents at annual California Collaboration Conferences and is a part of a Collaborative Divorce Training Consortium, training practitioners nationally and internationally. Lisa believes that sharing experiences and learning from other financial specialists is instrumental in the development of the financial professionals’ role in Collaborative cases. She is an active member in many associations and committees, and is the recipient of the 2013 Eureka award in recognition of her commitment and dedication to Collaborative divorce.

Mariette Geldenhuys is Founder and Past President of the Ithaca Area Collaborative Law Professionals (IACLP), Mariette brought Collaborative Law to the Ithaca, New York community in 2003 and has actively promoted its growth and expansion. She designed public education presentations and instituted a mentoring program for newly admitted attorneys for the IACLP.  Mariette has presented Collaborative Practice training (both basic and advanced training) since 2006 in New York, New York; Ithaca, New York; Anchorage, Alaska; Dutchess County, New York; and Binghamton, New York. She has been a workshop coordinator and presenter at the Annual Forum of the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals from 2005 through 2010. She was also a presenter at a symposium on “No Borders, No Barriers: Legal issues for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Clients and their families in the United States and Canada” in Niagara Falls, Canada, in June 2006.

Barbara Hummel, M.Ed., LPC is a Licensed Professional Counselor in private practice in Cincinnati, Ohio since 1988.  Before beginning her Collaborative work, Barbara conducted Effective Parenting seminars for 15 years, authored numerous articles addressing family issues and communication skills and appeared on local television and radio segments focused on topics related to effective parenting, successful co-parenting relationships, stepfamilies and divorce.  Barbara began working as a Family Relations Specialist in the Collaborative process in 2001 and became a family mediator in 2004.  Her work focuses on assisting couples and families resolve their differences and develop more respectful relationships.  Barbara is a past Co-Chair for the Cincinnati Academy of Collaborative Professionals in Cincinnati, OH, and has served on the local board for over ten years.  Currently, Barbara is a faculty member for the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals.


Come as a team and SAVE as a team!
To help make the decision to attend less of an economic one, and to promote the significance of the “interdisciplinary team approach” in Collaborative Practice, ICLEF extends an opportunity to join us as a team and save.

After the initial registrant, save 50% on each additional registration for our training when you register to attend the training with another professional colleague!  In other words, as many as three interdisciplinary colleagues can attend for the tuition of two!

For example, if you as an attorney register to attend at full tuition, when you invite a Financial Professional and/or Mental Health Professional to join you, they may attend at 50% off the standard tuition.

Pass along the savings or share the savings with your colleagues and enhance the training experience for you all!

$450 standard tuition (includes Credit Hours, Training Materials, and Refreshments)

$225 colleague tuition – available when professionals register together, after one professional registers at standard tuition. (includes Credit Hours, Training Materials, and Refreshments)
       – Use Discount Code “colleague” to save 50% on second registrant tuition
– Use Discount Code “colleague2” to save 50% on second and third registrant tuition


Introductory Interdisciplinary
Collaborative Practice Training
12 CLE / 12 CME – May 11 & 12

– ICLEF Conference Facility, Indianapolis



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